Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Perfect Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos is one of our favorite family dishes although it has taken quite a while to find the “perfect” recipe but I think we have done it!

PART 1: Fish
• 1 lime, juiced
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 12 ounces of Dover or Tilapia
• 16 (8-inch) corn or flour tortillas
• Canola oil
• 4 ounces tempura flour
• 8 ounces prepared tempura batter made with cold water
• 6 ounces panko bread crumbs
In medium bowl combine lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper; mix thoroughly. Add the fish and toss to coat. Marinate for 10 minutes.
Warm tortillas on grill or pan. Cover with a towel to keep warm.
In a medium Dutch oven, heat the canola oil to 350 degrees F.
• Remove fish from marinade, shake off excess, dredge in tempura flour, and dunk in cold tempura mixed batter. Roll in panko bread crumbs, pressing panko onto fish. One by one add fish to oil, making sure to keep the fish pieces separated. Fry for 4 to 5 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.

PART 2: Sauce
• Ingredients:
• 2 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
• 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
• 1 jalapeno, sliced
• 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce
• 1 chopped yellow bell pepper
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
• Salt and pepper

Preheat grill or use side burners of the grill. Heat oil in medium saucepan, add onions, bell pepper and garlic and cook until soft. Add tomatoes and jalapeno and cook until tomatoes are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Puree the mixture in the blender and add the hot sauce, oregano, cilantro and lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

-Crisp shredded lettuce (not in picture)
-Dollop of cold sour cream
PERFECT fish tacos!

Recipe and photos courtesy Vanessa Brown of and


Jenna said...

mmm . . . they look delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Nikki and Collin said...

I make something similar with a tomato avocado salsa and a beer batter. The corn tortillas really make it.

Busy as a Bee in Paris said...

wow!!!!!!!!! those looks soooooooo good! my mouth is watering just reading your recipe
maria @

Amanda said...

These look marvelous!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for recipe... my husband will go nuts for these!

Likely said...

interesting. I have never had fish tacos with anything but white sauce and cabbage... but these might be worth a try!

Rachel and Todd said...

Oh, these look good! Where can I buy tempura flour and what tempura batter do you recommend?

Amanda said...

Oooh these look yummy! I will have to try them soon!

By the should read this article about canola oil. I used Canola exclusively until I read this article. :/

Jenae said...

Made these last night and they are DELICIOUS! I used Mahi Mahi and it turned out perfect! Thanks for the awesome recipe!