Fish Tacos

December 15th, 2009 in recipes


Fish Tacos is one of our favorite family dishes although it has taken quite a while to find the “perfect” recipe but I think we have done it! We mixed a couple recipes together with our own take on the perfect topping….thanks to Guy and Bobby on Food Network for sending us in the right direction!

PART 1: Fish


  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces of Dover or Tilapia
  • 16 (8-inch) corn or flour tortillas
  • Canola oil
  • 4 ounces tempura flour
  • 8 ounces prepared tempura batter made with cold water
  • 6 ounces panko bread crumbs
  • Directions:

    In medium bowl combine lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper; mix thoroughly. Add the fish and toss to coat. Marinate for 10 minutes.

    Warm tortillas on grill or pan. Cover with a towel to keep warm.

    In a medium Dutch oven, heat the canola oil to 350 degrees F.


    Remove fish from marinade, shake off excess, dredge in tempura flour, and dunk in cold tempura mixed batter. Roll in panko bread crumbs, pressing panko onto fish. One by one add fish to oil, making sure to keep the fish pieces separated. Fry for 4 to 5 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.

    PART 2: Sauce


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Directions:

    Preheat grill or use side burners of the grill. Heat oil in medium saucepan, add onions, bell pepper and garlic and cook until soft. Add tomatoes and jalapeno and cook until tomatoes are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Puree the mixture in the blender and add the hot sauce, oregano, cilantro and lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.



    -Crisp shredded lettuce (not in picture)

    -Dollop of cold sour cream

    PERFECT fish tacos!



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