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Apr 10, 2007 07:13 AM

fish tacos recipe please

A while back someone posted a really simple but great tasting fish taco recipe- I can't find it. Does anyone have this or another tasty one- with slaw! Also, what type of fish is best for this?thanks

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  1. pamd, I've used tilapia. Any firm, white fish would work. Cod would be great.
    I don't deep fry mine, instead I coat the fish pieces in flour mixed with some cayenne and cumin, then pan-fry them in a touch of olive oil until they are cooked. Top with sour cream mixed with some lime juice and shredded cabbage.
    I've also topped with a salsa of roasted corn, red pepper, cilantro, lime, radish and salt and pepper, in lieu of the slaw. Personally, I like that combo better, but that's just me.

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    1. re: QueenB

      My recipe is nearly identical to yours except I add oregano. I rub it through my hands and then on the fish. Give it a try.

    2. I've used tilapia, halibut, grouper - all sauteed w/ blackening seasoning.

      I usually top with red cabbage coleslaw that has pineapple & lime juice and maybe some thinly sliced red onions.

      Mango or mint or something like that would be nice and refreshing.

      1. My fish tacos are "Baja" based.

        1-2" pieces of halibut, deep fried tempura style. I also use shrimp.
        Corn tortillas (sometimes I use two, sometimes I use one per serving)
        Packaged Cole Slaw Mix
        Ranch Dressing
        pico de gallo

        I like mild/firm fish for fish tacos, halibut is my favorite. If I don't want to deep fry, I will: BBQ (grill), or pan fry (saute).

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          1. re: carinole

            I broil my fish. (don't like the fried ones). Like everyone said...white firm fish is best. Other than w/what you want. I like lime/cabbage/salsa/sour cream :)

        1. I know it's a major short cut but I made them recently with Trader Joe's cod fillets and next time I'd try the halibut ones because I like the batter better. I don't usually eat tacos when my kids eat them so this is a great alternative for me. I made a sourcream, mayo. and yogurt mixture with grated lime zest and lime juice and a bit of Penzey's taco seasoning and cayenne. Used shredded coleslaw mix and avocado...salsa, they were great.(I definitely want to try the Southern Living recipe posted by Carinole)

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          1. re: 4chowpups

            we also use the TJ's frozen cod fillets and have tried the frozen tilapia fillets as well - both are good... our sauce is half mayo, half plain yogurt, some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, a squeeze of lemon or lime, a pinch of cumin, s and p... yummy! this is a weekly meal for us now.

            1. re: coffee_addict

              do you use any salsa or slaw? I love the chipotle pepps, always have them here! what kind of tortillas do you use?

              1. re: pamd

                if we have cabbage we chop it up and use it but often have romaine which works out well. as you can see, we are a TJ's family as our tortillas are the wheat ones from TJs and we use the pico de gallo salsa from them as well... my husband likes to throw on any type of cheese in the house too.

                1. re: pamd

                  I used corn tortillas which were great, I liked the texture perhaps better than I would flour tortillas. Only pain was having to heat them in a skillet, my oldest pup and I kept running to the frying pan...