Hello my hungry friends!
About a week ago I applied to a contest to be “director of taco relations” for a company. Who wouldn’t want to get paid to talk about, write about and and BE about everything taco related? For my submission video I decided to make a fish taco and I wanted to share the recipe. This is a perfect weeknight meal because it comes together very quickly.
This dish is also very easily customizable. Use whatever mild, white fish of your choice. Fresh or frozen. Flour tortillas or corn. Hot sauce and toppings of your choice. You can make it as simple or as complicated as your please!
When I made the first batch for my submission video I used fresh cod. Then I re-made it, because A) it was delicious and B) I forgot to take pics for my blog before I stuffed it in my face, I used frozen.
Enough yapping, let’s get to the recipe so you can make dinner and relax!
-Cod (or tilapia, halibut, catfish etc.)
-1/2 tsp/1tsp each of paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin. (depending on how much fish you have to season)
-heaping spoonful of plain yogurt
-Squeeze of mayo
-apple cider vinegar
-chopped fresh dill
-tablespoon grainy mustard
-tablespoon olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste
- cut fish into large chunks that will fit nicely into your corn tortillas
- toss in a bit of oil and spice mixture, set aside in fridge while prepping slaw
- chop equal parts of napa and purple cabbage
- chop 1-2 scallions
- mix all dressing ingredients and add to cabbage and onion. Stir and set aside
- Heat a heavy pan over medium heat with a bit of oil. Add fish and and fry, a couple minutes per side depending on size of fish. Fish is done when it easily flakes with a fork. Don’t overcook!
- While fish is cooking, warm tortillas in a large frying pan or grill pan. In a pinch you could also use a toaster?
- Put fish on tortilla, top with slaw, avocado, hot sauce and lime juice. Enjoy!
And that’s it! Super easy. You’ll notice I didn’t put a lot of exact measurements. I encourage you to cook with your gut and experiment in the kitchen. I made this for 2 people but maybe you’re making about for 4 or 6! If you’re scared to cook without measurements, start slow and build your way up. A little spoonful of each ingredient. You can always add more! Taste frequently, until you get the flavour you want.
If you’re in a huge rush, omit the homemade spice blend and use a taco seasoning packet. You definitely won’t need the whole thing, especially if it’s just for 2 people. Basically, you want to make sure the fish has a nice dusting of spice.
If you find the dressing too tangy you can always balance it out with more yogurt or mayo. Even a little bit of sugar or honey can help! If you don’t like dill, try cilantro or parsley.
I’m not re-inventing the wheel with this recipe but my hope is show you that a home cooked meal can be super simple, easy, satisfying and nourishing.
Try it tonight! I DARE YOU.
Ok, that’s it. Bye bye now!