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Old 06-21-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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Save the Mammals, Fish Tacos are Amazing!

Ok, I am not a fish person... but I went to a Mexican restaurant tonight and I saw someone eating something that looked SO tasty... so I asked the waitress and it turned out to be fish tacos. I almost didn't order it, but I am so glad I did! I used to be a chicken/beef fajitas guy... not anymore.

The soft taco shell was FILLED with chunks of Tilapia with a super crunchy fried coating (there were strange crunchy spheres in the coating I couldn't identify... but they were tasty) and roasted corn salsa and shredded fresh cabbage.

There was also a delicious texmex mayo like sauce drizzled over it.

I couldn't even believe how good it was. I don't really have a question, more or less just sharing my disbelief.

Sam

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Old 06-21-2007, 10:25 PM   #2
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I discovered these little ditties last year while visiting the coast.... I had them at least 3 times at 3 different places... they were all soooo yummy and I am looking forward to going back in September!!!
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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We frequent a great place, Baja Cantina, That does the BEST fish tacos.

People look at ya funny when you say, "Have you had a fish taco", but I love 'em!

Glad you enjoyed your experience!
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:30 PM   #4
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If you though tilapia tacos were good, you should try tacos using tuna, salmon, or halibut.
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:44 AM   #5
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i love a good fish taco ...
i prefer when the fish is halibut ...
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:12 AM   #6
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I have never tried a fish taco, but would love to. I love almost any fish and shellfish. What is the name of the restaurant Swinchen? I live in Maine also, so maybe we have that same restaurant in my location.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:05 AM   #7
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I have never tried a fish taco, but would love to. I love almost any fish and shellfish. What is the name of the restaurant Swinchen? I live in Maine also, so maybe we have that same restaurant in my location.
Hi Amber.
The name of the restaurant is Margaritas. They have several locations in Maine: Margaritas Locations

I went to the one in Orono. mmmmm.

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Old 06-22-2007, 10:38 AM   #8
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I am a recent convert to the nasty FISH...
and Tilapia, I have decided, is the perfect fish. You can do
anything with it.

So here is my Fish Taco recipe. I grilled instead of frying...
Tilapia or other fish filet

MARINADE:
1/2 Pale Ale beer (any will do)
Hot Shot Pepper Mix
Garlic Clove, minced
Dry Onion
Dry Garlic
Chili Powder
Cumin
1/2 Chipotle pepper in Adobe sauce, chopped
1/8 Cup Lime Juice

Combine, let sit few hours. Marinate fish for 1/2 hour or so.

Oil fish basket or grill grates. Grill fish on high heat, 3 minutes
on first side. Flip, grill till done.. flaky and/or just opaque.

Remove from grill, slice, make tacos.

TACO SECRET SAUCE 1

Guacamole
Green salsa
Canned Japaleno slices
Cilantro, fresh (strong flavor, use sparingly at first)

Combine guacamole, green salsa, japaleno to taste & Cilantro.
Blend till smoothish.

TOPPINGS:
Shredded cabbage... toss with 1 TBSP Cider Vinegar and salt first.
(you have to have this!)

Green onions, sliced
Secret Sauce
Cheddar Cheese.
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Thanks GrillingFool, sounds yummy - a must try !
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Hi Amber.
The name of the restaurant is Margaritas. They have several locations in Maine: Margaritas Locations

I went to the one in Orono. mmmmm.

Sam.
I've been to Margarita's in Orono several times. Thanks for the info! Pepino's is another good mexican restaurant, though I dont think they have fish tacos.
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