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Old 07-26-2011, 07:41 PM   #21
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My fish tacos are all cheat city, but we love them anyway.

First off, I use hard-shell taco shells. Sorry, but I love them. Like the soft ones too, but the hard-shells are my favorite. (Please don't faint you hard-core authenticists - lol!).

I've made fish tacos with both catfish "nuggets", & Mahi-Mahi filets - simply sauteed with tweaked taco seasonings. Toppings are the usual - salsa, lettuce, chopped tomato, onion, etc. (not a fan of cabbage on tacos).

And - be still my beating heart & putting on my flame suit - lol!! - we've also had a really fun "back to childhood" sort of dinner putting cooked Gorton's fish sticks into hard-shell tacos with all the toppings. Fun & delicious. Would definitely be a kid-pleaser or those who sometimes are kids at heart.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:07 AM   #22
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My first fish taco was in a fast food place here in Missoula. I decided I could make them so much better...and I do
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:19 AM   #23
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Was it "white fish" or "whitefish"? Do you know if it was fresh water fish or ocean fish? In the lakes of the midwest, and especially the great lakes around MI there is a type of fish that is just called whitefish, so it may have been that. It's a subfamily of the same family of fish that includes salmon and trout. It's fairly mild and very popular in the UP of MI for friday night fish fries.
We were traveling and were in Tennessee when I saw that on the menu so I doubt that it was the "whitefish" that you mentioned.. but I could be wrong.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:24 AM   #24
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I used to eat baked whitefish every Friday during lent when I was a kid. It's a great fish. Not too mild, not too strong. I had no idea where or how it was purchased by my mother, I remember it not being frozen and her looking for bones, but I don't see it offered when I do my shopping today.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:25 AM   #25
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Whitefish is reaaalllyy common around my town. It's not too bad, very subtle in the flavor department. I like tilapia in my fish tacos.. mmm
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #26
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When I used to go ice fishing in Canada we were told that white fish was considered a garbage fish up there. We never ran into many of them, but we were hoping that we did.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:23 PM   #27
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My first fish taco was from the Baja Mexico town Loreto. I've been hooked on them since. I've made several failed attempts, but am still sure, that there's a great canned tuna taco recipe out there somewhere.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:17 AM   #28
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Halibut Cheeks are the best Fish Taco filler.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:03 AM   #29
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We usually have fish tacos for a quick meal, so I quite often use frozen breaded, fish from Costco, I think the first time I bought it, it was halibut, another time it might have been "mystery fish" lol! I like the breaded fish, because I like the "crunch" but I am sure that any boneless fish grilled or panfried would be delicious too. I make a "mexican coleslaw"(cabbage, onion and the dreaded "cilantro") using sour cream or mexican crema, some sugar or honey and lime juice for a dressing. I use warm flour tortillias and spoon the slaw over the fish, top with grated cheese or crumbled mexican cheese. Sometimes I add avocado. Simple, but delicious.
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We usually have fish tacos for a quick meal, so I quite often use frozen breaded, fish from Costco, I think the first time I bought it, it was halibut, another time it might have been "mystery fish" lol! I like the breaded fish, because I like the "crunch" but I am sure that any boneless fish grilled or panfried would be delicious too. I make a "mexican coleslaw"(cabbage, onion and the dreaded "cilantro") using sour cream or mexican crema, some sugar or honey and lime juice for a dressing. I use warm flour tortillias and spoon the slaw over the fish, top with grated cheese or crumbled mexican cheese. Sometimes I add avocado. Simple, but delicious.
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