We love Mexican food at our house. At least once a week we feast on burritos, tacos or quesadillas of some kind. When we were in Florida last fall we had the most amazing fish tacos, and I have been trying to recreate them ever since. Fish Tacos are not difficult to make, we really enjoyed this recipe from The Eating for Life Cookbook Bill Phillips.
2 lbs. white fish, we purchased Swai from Aldi’s
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 jalapeno peppers, diced
5 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tsp cumin
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Lime or Lemon for garnish
I defrosted the fish in cold water for 1 1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, I made the marinade. I began by juicing 3 of the limes. Then added the olive oil, 4 chopped gloves of garlic, and 1 tsp. cumin.
After the fish was defrosted, I poured the marinade over the fish. I know this looks like a lot of garlic, but for our family of 6 I double the recipe above. I let the fish marinade for 15 minutes.
While the fish was marinating, I made the salsa. Combine 2 chopped jalapenos ( I substituted hot banana peppers), the chopped onion, avocado, chopped cilantro, 1 tsp.cumin and the juice of one lime.
I love how colorful this salsa is.
Place the fish on a hot grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side until flesh flakes easily with a fork. Slice into strips and fill the tortillas with the fish slices, salsa, and lettuce.
I must admit that we are usually not big fish eaters at our house, but we all agree that these tacos are the best! Give them a try, you may be surprised at how delicious they can be!
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