Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fish Tacos

There are three main components to this dish, all of which are rather simple.  You start with fresh tilapia fillets, add a roasted corn, black bean and jalapeno jumble, and put it all in a slightly warmed corn tortilla.  Quite filling and easy.

Fish Makins Ingredients; Makes enough for 2-3 servings(2 tacos per serving)
2 Tilapia fillets ( I like to get them fresh from the butcher counter, but frozen is fine too.  Just thaw before cooking)
1 c. flour per 2-3 fillets
1 c. milk
1 Tbsp. taco seasoning
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/8-1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
Vegetable Oil optional (if you want to fry then you need oil, but can also be baked.)
Non-Latex Gloves

To Make:
Mix flour and spices together in wide bowl.  Pour milk into separate yet similarly sized wide bowl.  (If frying fish in deep fryer let it preheat now, if in skillet on the stove top let your oil come up to temperature and put on an apron!  If baking, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a baking sheet.)  Coat both sides of your fillet(s) in flour, then milk, then flour again.  You may want to wear gloves to avoid discoloring on your hands from the spices, otherwise you'll have orange finger tips for the next day or so.  (non-latex gloves from the drugstore work fine, and they are very inexpensive)  When you have coated your fillets, place in hot oil or on pan.  If frying in deep fryer let them cook about 6-7 minutes, in a skillet they will need about 3-4 minutes on each side.  If baking, let them bake about 8-10 minutes or until cooked through, and you may want to turn half-way through.  When all fillets have finished cooking set them aside on a paper towel lined plate and try (hard as it may be) not to taste test because it will be difficult to stop!
*Note* You could also grill your fish, but the added crunch is nice.

Fillin Makins Ingredients;
This is a Roasted Corn, Black Bean, and Jalapeno Jumble

1 fresh jalapeno seeded and minced
1 fresh poblano seeded and diced
1 fresh green bell pepper seeded and diced
1/4-1/2 fresh red bell pepper seeded and diced
1/4 yellow onion diced
1/4 purple onion diced
1-2 cloves garlic minced
1 can black beans drained
2-3 c. frozen corn
1-2 roma tomatoes diced
1/2-1 bunch fresh cilantro finely chopped
1 package corn tortillas

To Make:
Preheat your skillet to medium high heat.  Roast your corn and peppers for about 5-10 minutes.  Add all other vegetables and a small amount of olive oil.  Continue cooking for just long enough to be warm through(about 1-2 minutes). *Could also add chopped green chiles.
Warm tortillas on clean skillet/griddle.

Break Fish into pieces.  Fill tortillas with fish, Jumble, cheese and sour cream.  May also add salsa.  Enjoy.

**1 fillet is really enough for 2 people @ 2 tacos each.  The filling recipe prepares enough for 6-8 servings (2 tacos per serving).  Adjust fish ingredients according to how many you want to serve.

1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for posting this. these are a favorite of mine but i have been too scared to try to make them without a tried and true recipe.

    thanks and hope your week is going great,