Monday, July 27, 2009

Fish Tacos

Jack loves fish and seafood almost as much as I do - he cheered when I told him what we were having for dinner tonight. These fish tacos are a healthier version of the ones you get in a restaurant, since they are not deep fried. I ate them with traditional soft corn, and Jack liked hard shell corn tortillas. I tried his, and I think they made the tacos taste a bit more like restaurant ones because they are crunchy and fried.
The toppings for these tacos came from Sara's Secrets, a cookbook I really like.
1 lb. tilapia
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs (Kikkoman is a common brand)
1-2 T. butter, melted
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
2 chipotle peppers, diced
1 T. adobo sauce (from the chipotle can)
2 T. lime juice
2 cups shredded cabbage
1/4 t. salt
2 T. unseasoned rice vinegar
1 avocado - diced
Tortillas - soft or crunchy corn recommended
Combine flour with 1/2 t. salt and 1/4 t. pepper. Dip fish into flour, coating lightly. Dip into egg, and finish with panko breadcrumbs on both sides. Place on a baking dish and drizzle fish with melted butter. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Combine sauce ingredients (mayo through lime juice). Chill until time to serve.
Just before fish is finished cooking, toss cabbage with salt and rice vinegar.
When fish is cooked, cut into chunks. Serve at the table with tortillas, sauce, cabbage, and avocado.


Alison... said...

I love seafood as well yet I have never had a fish taco. I never see them on menus here and heaven forbid I try to make them!

Kristen's friend Carmen has mentioned more than once on her blog how much she enjoys them so I must make a point to try them at some point.

It's a little unusual for a little kid to like seafood [it's ususually an aquired taste, no?] but of course your son is ions ahead of his [nearly] 7 years in every way, now isn't he?


Stephanie Carnes said...

Jack is a pretty adventurous eater - he likes most vegetables, sushi, etc. When we visited NE when he was four, he wanted to try all kinds of seafood: lobster, crab, clams, shrimp, fish, etc. Now he says his favorite foods are steak and seafood, and I say, "You and everyone else!".