Fish Tacos

 

Fish Tacos are one of our favorites around here.  I find them very easy to make,
but they really do taste amazing!!
I use 2 tablespoons of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.  I use safflower oil.  I make my own taco seasoning….it’s cheaper and healthier.  I use cayenne pepper instead
of the crushed red peppers,
but not a full 1/4 tsp…only a dash.

I love the Mahi Mahi we buy from Costco. It is frozen, but it is wild caught, and comes at a good price ~ 3 lbs for 15.99, vacuum sealed.  It tastes great and not at all fishy.  I am not into “fishy” or strong flavored fish.  This is a very mild fish; a great starter fish. 

After thawing, I cut into small cubes of fish and stir with lemon and lime juices, 1 tablespoon oil and taco seasoning.  It doesn’t have to be fully thawed.  As you cut them into smaller pieces, they thaw faster.

You could marinate this, but I cook it right away and it is VERY flavorful.  Transfer fish into a skillet coated with olive oil. 

These are the ingredients to top your tacos with.  Add anything you think you’d want.  I’ve just recently started using organic baby spinach instead of lettuce.  Healthier and tastes great!  I buy organic corn tortilla shells at Whole Foods.  $2.69 so not much difference in price from the genetically modified ones.  I use minimal cheese.  We like the Mexican rotel instead of salsa.  LOVE the Daisy sour cream, the only ingredient is Grade A cultured cream!!  And I get a good deal at Costco….the whole big tub (3 lbs) is only $3.79!

The end result…..YUM!  This is my plate tonight.

Even our girls like them.  I always thought Fish Tacos sounded strange, but give them a try!  They are not what you’d expect.  And since they don’t taste like fish, it is a great dish for those new to prepearing fish.  They are a lighter, healthier alternative for those wanting something mexican or spicy.  I don’t find the above seasoning recipe too spicy.  I would classify it is “medium.”

Would love to hear what others do with their fish tacos, or let me know what you think if you try them.  One time I added freshly ground whole wheat flour in with the seasonings so that they had a more breaded texture.  They turned out awesome, but more of a “fried” or heavy flavor.  Still tasty!! 
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7 Responses to Fish Tacos

  1. dig this chick says:

    LOVE fish tacos! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says:

    Love fish taco's, yours look so good! I've made them before, mine were a little different. I topped with cabbage and crema, but I love using the taco spices. Will try that next!

  3. Alison Lewis says:

    I love fish tacos too. Fun post!

  4. We adore fish tacos, too and love to top ours with a creamy cilantro chile sauce.
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  5. I love a good fish taco! This look tasty!
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