I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fish Tacos

I know, I know, the first time I heard this I must admit, I thought "Yuck". But once I tried it, Yummy! This is one of my top 5 favorites. The white sauce is phenomenal!

(beer battered with corn tortilla)
(pan-seared with flour tortilla- I make my own)

FISH TACOS

Ingredients:
*1 pound of cod, talapia, orange roughy, or halibut, cut into large bite sized pieces or into small strips
*1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas
*1/2 medium head cabbage, finely shredded (lettuce if you don't care for cabbage)
*1/2 quart oil, for frying
(fish batter)
*1 1/4 cups flour
*2 tablespoon cornstarch
*1/2 teaspoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 egg
*1 cup beer
(white sauce)
*1/2 cup plain yogurt
*1/2 cup mayonnaise
*fresh squeezed juice from one lime
*1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, minced (I use one)
*1/8 - 1/2  teaspoon cayenne pepper (if you like it really spicy put the full amount)
*1/2 teaspoon cumin (use gluten free if needed)
*1/2 teaspoon dill weed
*1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions:
(white sauce)
~In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt & mayonnaise.
~Stir in lime juice, until well mixed, will be sightly runny.
~Add jalapeno, oregano, cumin, dill and cayenne.
~Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
(fish batter)
~In a large bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
~Blend egg and beer, then stir into the flour mixture.
~Heat oil in deep fryer or deep frying pan to 375 degrees.
~Coat the fish pieces lightly with flour.
~Dip into beer batter.
~Fry until crisp and should be a golden brown.
~Drain on paper towels.
~Fry tortillas with a little pan in a small fry pan. Just for a few seconds on each side. Do not make to crisp.
~To serve; place fish first in the warm tortilla, top with shredded cabbage, and then top it off with the white sauce.

Variations:
`Substitute beer for buttermilk
`Substitute plain yogurt for sour cream
`Pan-sear fish in olive oil and season with a little fajita seasoning or seasoned salt instead of deep frying it. (Just a tad bit healthier)
`Coat fish with flour, egg wash, then dip in Panko, cumin, salt & pepper mixture. Pan-sear
`Substitute cabbage for lettuce
`Add lime slice to top taco for garnish.
`Add avocado slice to top taco.
`Add shredded cheese to top of taco.
`Add chopped tomatoes to top of taco.
`Add fresh corn cut from the cob to top of taco.
`Bill puts tarter sauce on it in place of the white sauce.

Helpful Hint: If you don't have buttermilk, add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Let set for 10 minutes.

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