Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fish Tacos

I've been wanting to try fish tacos for a long time. Although we never eat at any restaurants who serve them, LOL. I decided to take the plunge and try to make some at home. I looked at some online recipes and basically winged it from there, using ingredients I thought would taste good. And boy did they taste good, LOL. Mr.B even ate his taco, which I had left deconstructed on his plate, since he takes his sandwiches apart anyway. I was surprised to see him put it together and eat it the way he was suppose to. Everyone thinks I'm so lucky to have a son who likes to eat fish, other than fish sticks, LOL. I used flounder, but any light tasting, white fish would do. Since my fillets were so thin, I left them whole, instead of cutting them to bite size pieces, like most recipes. I used a combination of flour and cornmeal, for a nice crunchy crust.


Fish Tacos

1 lb flounder or light tasting white fish (cod, sole etc)
1/4C cornmeal
1/4C flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
small soft flour tortillas
chopped tomato
lettuce, shredded
salsa or taco sauce
tartar sauce

Combine cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Pat fish dry with paper towel. Dip fish into flour mixture, making sure all of fish is completely covered. Heat a large fry pan, over med heat, with enough oil to cover the bottom. (To make sure oil is hot enough, dip the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil. If the wood bubbles, while it touches the bottom of the pan, the oil is hot enough). Fry fillets until golden brown and crispy on each side. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.

Warm tortillas by wrapping in foil and placing in a hot oven, or by wrapping in paper towel and microwaving for 10 second. Spread tartar sauce on half the tortilla. Top with lettuce and tomato. Place fish on top of tomato, drizzle with a bit more tartar sauce and top with salsa. Fold the tortilla over and enjoy.

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