Thursday 2 April 2015

Fish Tacos

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If there is one thing you should know about me, it's this - if there are fish tacos on the menu, I will order them. Without a doubt, fish tacos are one of my favourite dishes, the more layers and textures the better. Do you guys have a food like that? That you just have to order when you see it?

The best I ever tasted was from a food truck in Vancouver, Tacofino - it was perfectly cooked fish topped with a crunchy slaw (something I usually hate) and slightly spicy crema. It was perfect and I live exactly 4,382 Kms away. Wah wah. If you're ever in the area, check it out!

While this isn't exactly the same, it was definitely delicious. For starters I made my own tortillas (!!!!!), which was way easier then expected and then layered on all the goodness. The fish features a simple spice rub, and then it's topped with avocado, broccoli slaw, and a healthy portion of cilantro. The only thing missing (and I would definitely make sure I had next time) was some sort of crema - however a nice squeeze of fresh lime and sprinkle of sea salt really brought this taco into its own.

Keep reading for the recipe!

Fish Tacos
makes approximately 10 small tacos

10(ish) small tortillas - for a fun adventure, try making your own!
4 fish fillet (I used Basa)
1 Tbsp cooking oil (I used coconut)
1 ½ tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
broccoli slaw (I used the bagged stuff for a quicker meal)
1 Tbsp olive oil
juice from 1 lime
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
avocado, sliced (for topping)
extra cilantro (for topping)
lime wedges (for topping)
sea salt (for topping)

  1. In a small bowl mix together the paprika, garlic powder, oregano, cumin, salt, brown sugar and cayenne
  2. Rub spice mixture on fish and set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the broccoli slaw, diced onion, chopped cilantro, olive oil, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste - stir thoroughly and set aside
  4. Over medium heat, heat the oil in a skillet
  5. Cook the fish fillets until they flake easily with a fork - approximately 2-3 minutes per side (this really depends on the thickness of your fillets)
  6. Once cooked, start layering! make sure you have a nice amount of each layer - fish, slaw, avocado, and cilantro 
  7. Sprinkle with fresh lime juice and salt
  8. Enjoy!

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