“The fish of choice is cod, but haddock is also a good bet.” The fizz works magic on fried fish making an extra crispy crust.
You'll cut the marinated tilapia into chunks (not too small, or they'll fall through the grates) and grill over high heat, turning just once. You can also bake them in the oven (350 degrees F) until the fish easily flakes with a fork, 9 to 11 minutes.
“I loved a local chain restaurant's fish tacos so much, that I had to try to duplicate them,” says SCAREY76. “They combine flour tortillas filled with breaded, fried tilapia, layered with chipotle mayo, topped with Napa cabbage, dressed with honey-cumin sauce, and served with pic ode Gallo, sour cream, chips and salsa.
Fried fish taco tip : For crispy fried fish that stays crispy, start with an icy cold batter and be sure your fish is as dry as possible before dunking it in the cold batter. “Warm corn tortillas filled with spicy chipotle shrimp and garnished with cilantro, onion, and lime,” says Velasquez.
Fish taco tip: Corn tortillas are the traditional choice for fish tacos. A single tortilla will tend to tear to pieces, pretty much on the first delectable bite.
Serve with homemade pic ode Gallo, and lime wedges to squeeze on top!” Fish taco tip: Pic ode Gallo, with diced veggies, is a good choice for fish tacos because it's not as liquid as tomato salsa.
I love fish tacos,” raves Liable Rommel. Fish taco tip : To soften corn tortillas, heat them up in a dry cast-iron skillet.
Or more simply, wrap your corn tortillas in foil and pop them in a hot oven for about 10 minutes. For a lighter, crispy crust, try experimenting with rice flour, cornstarch, or potato starch.
Fish taco tip : Pre-packaged coleslaw kits can be a good starting point for fish tacos -- and a time-saver, too. Though it's billed here (and is delicious) as a dip, this creamy jalapeño, sour cream, and ranch recipe is similar to the Baa sauce they serve with Chub's fish tacos in Texas.
“I prefer to make it the night before so the flavors really have time to work together,” says IdahoJamGirl. Taco sauce tip: Don't skip the food processor step.
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In a medium shallow bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne. Add cod, tossing until evenly coated.
Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, cilantro, and honey. Remove cod from marinade and season both sides of each filet with salt and pepper.
Assemble tacos: Serve fish over grilled tortillas with corn slaw and avocado. Squeeze lime juice on top and garnish with sour cream.
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This recipe is party sized and can be scaled down to feed a smaller crowd. It is inexpensive and found in the refrigerated cheese section of the grocery store.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner. Lightly drizzle fish with olive oil and top each piece with a dot of butter.
Combine all the Taco sauce ingredients: 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup Mayo, 2 Tbsp lime juice (from 1 medium lime), 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste in a medium bowl or a large measuring cup and whisk together until well blended. It’s really fun and feels like dining out to serve the sauce in a squeeze bottle like this one.
To assemble: start with the fish then add remaining ingredients finishing off with a generous sprinkle of Scotia cheese and finally that awesome taco sauce! These are loaded with fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned plump fish.
Fishtail Sauce Ingredients: 1/2 cup sour cream 1/3 cup Mayo 2 Tbsp lime juice from 1 medium lime 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp Sriracha sauce or to taste Line large baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner.
Lightly drizzle fish with olive oil and dot each piece with butter. Combine all Taco sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended.
To assemble: start with pieces of fish then add remaining ingredients finishing with a generous sprinkle of Scotia cheese and finally that awesome taco sauce! Serve with a fresh lime wedge to squeeze over tacos.
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Most types of fish can be thrown into a taco, but each kind works best with a different set of toppings. Since these fillets tend to be expensive, keep the toppings simple (think raw shredded cabbage and guacamole) so the mild flavor of these fish can really shine through.
Double-check the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s site to make sure the fish you’re buying is sustainable in your area. Because the fish’s flavor is stronger, it can stand up to spicy rubs as well as the charring heat of the grill.
These can be a sustainable choice, for sure, but the fillets can have a murky, muddy flavor that’s best covered up with lots of vibrant toppings. Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of the forthcoming The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016).