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Old 09-17-2006, 03:29 PM   #11
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The ones that I had, used a corn tortilla or two that appeared to be softened by dipping them in hot oil for a bit... kinda like you would in preparing enchiladas. Then the fish was laid on the corn tortillas (be it grilled, deep fried, or what have you) topped with slaw or fresh grated cabbage, and some sort of sauce made with mayo and some sort of seasoning. You can add some fresh pico or guacamole or salsa. They seem to be quite versatile. Very filling too! I just rolled it up and ate it like a fajita.

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Old 09-17-2006, 04:44 PM   #12
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I've never had them in a hard shell. I have had them in both corn and flour tortillas. And if you haven't tried them, don't knock them They are addictive. However, I did have fish tacos in a resto in Denver and they were made like fajitas with the peppers and onions. THAT is not fish taco.
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:46 PM   #13
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This is my favorite fish taco recipe. It is from Tyler Florence. I really love the chipolte sauce. I use canola oil though, just because that's what I have on hand, and it comes out great.

Peanut oil, for frying
2 cups panko bread crumbs*
3 eggs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds halibut, snapper, or other firm flesh white fish
8 corn tortillas
1/2 head napa cabbage, shredded
Pink Chili Mayo, recipe follows
Lime wedges, for garnish

*Available in the Asian section of your market.



To fry the fish: Fill a large heavy bottomed pot about 1/3 full of peanut oil. Heat to 375 degrees F. While the oil is heating, put the breadcrumbs into a shallow dish. Break the eggs into another shallow dish, season with salt and pepper, and beat them with 2 tablespoons of water. Cut the fish into 1-inch wide strips. Dip them into the egg, then coat them well with the breadcrumbs. Set aside and let them rest for 10 minutes. Cook the fish a few pieces at a time until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.


To make the tacos: Heat a dry cast iron skillet over medium heat. Warm a corn tortilla in the pan until it softens, about 30 seconds. Place a fish strip on it, top with some of the shredded cabbage, and a big dollop of Pink Chili Mayo. Squeeze on some lime juice, roll up, and eat!


Pink Chili Mayo:
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
Juice 1/2 lime
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Put the mayonnaise, sour cream, peppers, and lime juice in a blender and process to a puree. Refrigerate the mayo for 1/2 hour to let the flavors to blend; taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Yield: 8 servings
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:33 PM   #14
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I've got to try these -sounds sooo good, love fish - never had the in a taco form -thanks for posting ! Yum !
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:43 PM   #15
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abj... that recipe sounds wonderful. I have been toying with trying to make my own. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Barb... you will love them, if you are a fan of seafood, then these addictive creations will have you hooked!

Gretchen... I agree, don't sound like tacos, more like fish fajitas.
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:41 PM   #16
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Thank you ABJ!
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:08 AM   #17
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I love fish tacos - here's another version to try from an old friend - Amigeaux - they are spicy, they are so good!!!

Tacos de los Pescados de Cajun (Cajun Redfish Tacos)

1 pound redfish filets
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 pound shredded Queso Fresco or Pepper Jack
Juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup Cajun seasoning
Tabasco sauce to taste
1/2 cup roasted garlic
12 flour tortillas
3/4 cup Crème fraiche or sour cream

Coat the redfish filets completely with Cajun seasoning then grill, basting with limejuice after each turn. Just before the fish is done heat each tortilla on the grill slightly then place under a damp towel to keep warm. Build the tacos by first spreading a teaspoon of roasted garlic on the tortilla then adding in order the redfish, Tabasco sauce, Queso Fresco, salsa, and finally Crème fraiche. Serve with either dirty rice or Spanish rice.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:26 AM   #18
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Ouuu thats sounds tasty - thanks for the recipe !
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Jean, copied and pasted...Mr HB will have fish tacos very soon.
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:03 AM   #20
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I tried something new, (at least new to me) - Fish Tacos!!! What a tasty and satisfying treat!!! The first place I had them at was this place called Pelican's Landing, it was grilled mahi mahi with slaw and a drizzle of some sort of sauce. Absolutely wonderful! Then the very next day, I saw them listed as the special for a place called Fins. They were deep fried chunks of white fish and oh so good. I like both respectively.

So now I am on this kick for fish tacos, I am gonna search the forum for recipes, and also see what other resturauts carry them..... in a month or so. Nah, I think I could eat them now if they were in front of me!!!
Sattie, I love fish tacos. Tried one years ago at an outdoor beach restaurant/stand (in Malibu, Zuma Beach or beyond - near or on PCH). It was a deep fried white fish, probably similar to fish sticks. If you don't have a deep fryer, those Mrs. Paul's fishsticks were not altogether bad. It's a blast from the past when I had them with mac 'n cheese, lol; but in a pinch, you could use the fish sticks, add chopped tomatoes, slaw, tartar sauce or relish, & roll it up in a soft taco.

Re the fish sticks - an interesting recipe I saw was pasta shells stuffed with fish sticks (tomato sauce and mozzarella?) on the Gorton's site.
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