Fish Taco Tuesday!
Who doesn't love fish tacos? And if you've never tried them, what are you waiting for?? If you order them at a restaurant, you'll find them prepared using different kinds of fish, toppings and methods. The fish can be fried, blackened or grilled. The tortillas corn or flour. Here's an easy recipe you can make at home and customize to your own tastes. It calls for halibut filet, but any quality white fish — snapper, grouper, tilapia — will substitute perfectly. While these tacos may not have you heading for the border, they will definitely have you and your family coming back for more! Delicioso.
Vegetable oil, for frying
1/4 red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for serving
2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Freshly ground pepper
1 1/4 pounds skinless halibut filet, cut into 2-by-1/2-inch pieces
1 Hass avocado
1/2 cup fresh salsa
Heat about 3 inches vegetable oil in a medium pot over medium-low heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, toss the cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, honey and mayonnaise in a bowl. Season the slaw with salt.
Warm the tortillas in a skillet over medium-low heat or wrap in a damp cloth and microwave 25 seconds. Wrap in a towel to keep warm.
Mix the flour, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste in a shallow bowl. Dredge the fish in the flour mixture, then fry in batches until golden and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Season with salt.
Halve, pit and slice the avocado. Fill the tortillas with the fish, avocado, slaw and salsa. Serve with lime wedges.
Yield: 4 servings
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They have supplied Central Florida restaurants and residents with prime seafood for more than a decade.
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