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fish tacos recipe please

pamd Apr 10, 2007 07:13 AM

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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    slimline45 Apr 11, 2007 01:04 PM

    I made fish tacos last night and they were great! This isn't an authentic recipe, just something I knocked up with what I had in the house.
    I used mahi mahi and marinated it in lime juice, lime zest, garlic, chili flakes, paprika and a little oil. I then grilled the fish.
    I served it in corn tortillas with some thinly sliced cabbage that I seasoned with a drizzle of cider vinegar, s&p and oil. I made a sauce with some plain yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, chipotle tabasco and s&p.
    Simple but tasty.

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      pamd Apr 11, 2007 10:20 AM

      I'm so excited to try one of these next week! keep the ideas coming as I would love to try different versions- thanks everyone!

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        mattress2k1 Apr 10, 2007 05:38 PM

        After reading all the replies ... I'm gonna beg my wife to make anyone of the recipie twists posted ... YUM! Did I mention I love TACOS?!

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          Just Me Apr 10, 2007 05:35 PM

          OK I use mahi mahi. Panko bread crumb it and fry. Use red cabbage slaw, avocado and a spicy remoulade! Awesome!

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            kkbriggs Apr 11, 2007 02:23 PM

            I like mahi mahi best, too, although halibut is also good, and cod isn't bad either. My recipe is based off of a fish taco recipe that was in Bon Appetit last year (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...) and is my go-to dinner party recipe. We make this at least once a month. The pickled onions and the white sauce are really, really, really good, and soaking the fish in buttermilk really adds a nice flavor. I usually mix some of the white sauce with some shredded cabbage for "slaw." I add sea salt and pepper to the flour before I dredge the fish and I recently tried using rice flour instead of all-purpose, which made it REALLY crunchy, although I'm not sure I liked it better... I often make mango salsa instead of tomatillo (mangoes, cilantro, red onion, lime juice) and I make my own tortillas (usually flour). This is good with grilled fish (or even chicken), too, if you're not feeling like frying...

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            Linda513 Apr 10, 2007 01:30 PM

            I use the recipe from Food 911 and its great.


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              4chowpups Apr 10, 2007 11:05 AM

              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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                coffee_addict Apr 10, 2007 02:09 PM

                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.

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                  pamd Apr 10, 2007 02:15 PM

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

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                    coffee_addict Apr 10, 2007 05:31 PM

                    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.

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                      4chowpups Apr 10, 2007 07:17 PM

                      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...

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                  Alan408 Apr 10, 2007 08:25 AM

                  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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                    carinole Apr 10, 2007 09:07 AM

                    Southern living has a recipe that I love. http://food.southernliving.com/southe...

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                      Sunny2 Apr 10, 2007 11:02 AM

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

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                    laurendlewis Apr 10, 2007 08:09 AM

                    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. QueenB Apr 10, 2007 07:47 AM

                      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
                        amoncada Apr 11, 2007 01:17 PM

                        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.

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