I’m always looking for refreshing dinners to eat on hot summer nights. Fish tacos are perfect for a warm evening, especially when paired with a tasty margarita! There are so many variations of fish tacos that there’s no single recipe or method to prepare them. Get creative with what you have on hand, it takes just a little prepping and then dinner is ready in no time. The fish options are endless, and you can go beyond white fish. Think shrimp, salmon, or if you’re vegetarian, tofu or tempeh. Why not try pineapple salsa in place of the salsa verde or even add sliced avocado? You can see how this recipe can be easily customized and adapted to your tastes.
For this particular recipe I used cod but any white fish will do, such as mahi mahi, halibut, or even snapper. What is your favorite fish taco combination? Follow Yummy Fixins on Facebook and share your favorite combo with me and maybe I’ll make my own version for an upcoming column.
2 tbs olive oil
2 limes, juiced
Salt and pepper
1 ½ lb. white fish
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
4 cups red cabbage, shredded
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, and a little salt and pepper. Cut the fish into three-inch sticks and add to the marinade. Set aside to marinate for ten minutes.
To make cabbage slaw, toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until the oil is hot. Season the fish with chili powder and cumin. Add fish to the hot skillet and cook until golden brown on the bottom, three to four minutes. Turn and cook until golden brown on the second side and fish is cooked through, three to four minutes more, depending on thickness of the fish.
Cojita or Feta Cheese
Crema, Sour Cream
8 corn tortillas, toasted
To assemble the tacos, lay each tortilla flat on plates. Top with a little cabbage, fish, salsa verde, and cojita cheese. Spoon on crema and garnish with cilantro. Serve with a lime wedge on the side.
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