Fish tacos are always one of my favorite things. I feel like I make them throughout the Spring and Summer. Honestly should starting making them in the middle of January when I am wishing for any taste of Summer (will try to remember this next year).
You can make so many different variations making these an easy dish depending on what you already have at home.
Peel mango with vegetable peeler. Hold mango carefully as you slice away from the pit as it will be quite slippery once peeled; then dice and add to small bowl
Chop avocado. Add to mango.
Finely dice 1/2 of a red onion, add to bowl.
Add the juice AND zest of one lime
Add freshly washed, chopped cilantro (I LOVE cilantro so I use a lot but even just a little bit will do the trick)
Sprinkle sea salt on top and stir. Set aside until ready to top your fish tacos.
Cabbage – Either one bag of store bought angel hair slaw or 1/2 of a cabbage thrown in the food processor
1 Tbs. Mayonnaise
1 Tbs. Vegetable Oil
Juice AND Zest of 1/2 of a lime (for this whole meal buy two limes; one for mango salsa; 1/2 for this; 1/2 to squeeze on tacos before serving or in your water.. or beer)
1 Tbs. Sea Salt
Pinch of Sugar (1/2 tsp. ish)
Combine bottom 9 ingredients in a bowl to create a dressing, season with cumin, red pepper and paprika according to your taste. It will be a strong flavor but is needed to give a boost to the cabbage.
Toss the cabbage with the dressing, cover and place in the fridge to season. Could be made ahead of time.
Regardless of which white fish I find at the grocery or have in my freezer I use the same seasoning before I saute/grill the fish.
Fish Taco Seasoning:
2 tsp – Paprika
1 tsp – Cumin
1 tsp – Garlic Powder
1/4 – 1/2 tsp – Red Pepper (depending on the level of heat you like)
Salt and Pepper
Once fish is patted dry and seasoned on both sides, heat a small bit of vegetable oil in a skillet (or send these outside to be grilled). Add fish and cook for 3 minutes per side, until the fish is white and you cannot see through it.
For a more traditional tacos use corn tortillas, for an Americanized version use flour tortillas. Or really just use whatever you have. If you have a gas range run the tortillas over the flame to char them a bit, if not place them on a plate, dampen a paper towel and put on top of tortillas; place in microwave for 20 seconds. Both of these if just to add some warmth to the tortilla and neither of these are necessary.
This is all best served with a cerveza or a marg.