Easy Fish Tacos RecipeCourse: FishCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Fish Tacos for Everyone!
Forget those days of gummy fish sticks or pungent tuna fish sandwiches. If you had some unpleasant seafood experiences as a kid, then it’s time to try some grown up fish recipes! Properly prepared, fresh fish can be one of the most delightful aspects of your meal rotation, and it certainly has plenty of health benefits, too!
There really aren’t very many negative things to say about fish! It’s high in protein and low in fat. Whitefish has the lowest amount of fat than any other source of animal protein. Oily fish are extremely high in omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for good brain health, heart health, reducing tissue inflammation due to arthritis and preventing Alzheimer’s disease. And compared to red meat, it’s extremely low in bad fats like omega-6 fatty acids.
Some people think the taste of fish can be quite overwhelming, so if you’re looking to introduce fish into your diet, start with mild white fish. It’s less strong in fish flavor and it’s quite versatile to cook with. Almost everyone loves tacos, so why not throw some fish in there instead of ground beef?
- For the taco filling
450 g (1 pound) of white flaky fish like mahi mahi
1/4 canola oil
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon of ancho chili powder
1 coarsely chopped jalapeno
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- For the garnish
White cabbage, shredded
Creme or sour cream
Red and/or green onion
Pico de gallo or salsa (recipe to follow)
- Homemade salsa
2 tablespoons of oil
1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 serrano chile
1 jalapeno, sliced thinly
1 tablespoon of chipotle hot sauce
1 tablespoon of Mexican oregano
1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Put the fish in a dish. Whisk together the lime, oil, ancho, jalepeno, and cilantro, and pour it over the fish. Let it marinate for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Place the fish on the grill, flesh side down. Grill for four minutes on one side and then flip it for another 30 seconds before removing it. Let it sit for five minutes before you flake it with a fork.
- Place your tortillas on the grill for 20 seconds, and fill the tortilla with the fish before adding any desired garnishes.
- For the salsa
- Preheat the grill. Heat your oil in a medium saucepan and add the onions and garlic and cook them until they’re soft.
- Toss in the tomatoes, serrano and jalapeno, then cook until the tomatoes are soft (about 15 minutes).
- Puree the mixture with an immersion blender until it’s smooth. Let it cook for another 10 to 15 minutes. Add your hot sauce, oregano, cilantro and lime juice before seasoning with the salt and pepper to taste.
- Fresh and healthy, you genuinely cannot go wrong with a juicy fish taco when you’re looking for some yummy fish recipes to try!