I love a good fish taco, don't you? The best fish tacos I've eaten, so far, are the ones I had at a restaurant called Rockfish! My world was rocked when I had that first bite. I loved the way they fried the fish and I loved the sauce they had on their tacos. However, it's been years since I've been back to this restaurant and I don't know if they still exist. However, whenever I buy fish tacos I compare them to Rockfish. There are just times I think back to those tacos and I just get a taste for them. Well, I recently starting thinking about fish tacos and this time I decided to make them myself.
When it comes to making things myself, I tend to do things the way my tummy and my mind tells me to, lol. I decided not to bread the fish or use a batter. I just wanted a nice layer of seasonings to enhance this fish and the taco itself. In order to put this all together, I needed to start off with some great fish.
I found this pack of Pollock at my local walmart. The great thing about this fish is that it's already cut into chunks, which is the perfect size for placing inside of a tortilla. For my family of six it took two of these 16 oz. packages to feed each of us. I let them thaw. After the fish has thawed midway, I get my pan ready by putting some olive oil and a two pats of butter in it so that all I have to do is turn on the heat once the fish is fully thawed. You will also want to prepare a slightly oiled skillet for your corn or flour tortillas. I use this time to get my sauce ready as well, so that once the fish is done, it's all about the fixins', lol.
1 C Mayonaise
1/4 C Ketchup (or more if you want a sweeter flavor)
2 tsp Soy Sauce
3 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 TB of minced garlic (more or less to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
2 TB Freeze Dried Chives (I used McCormick)
2 TB Dried Cilantro Leaves (I used McCormick)
Place mayo, ketchup, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce in a small to medium bowl and stir until all ingredients are fully combined and consistency is creamy. Then add the minced garlic and stir until evenly blended. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste and decide if more is needed. Add the dried chives and cilantro, stir in completely. Cover bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate until it's time to use on the tacos.
* Although I haven't done it yet, I have a feeling this sauce would work on a lot of other meats, pork, chicken or other fish. Now my wheels are turning, lol.
Once the fish has thawed, heat your oiled pan to medium/medium high heat.. Rinse your thawed fish and dry as best as you can. You can place the raw fish in a bowl or on a plate to season. I prefer a bowl.
1TB (approx.) Salsa & Pico seasoning (I used Penzeys, I believe they have a website) I added more, but I love the full flavor of this seasoning. I made sure each piece of fish had seasoning on it. This seasoning also has a mild kick to it.
Salt (to taste)
Cayenne (optional) to taste
Black pepper (to taste)
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Onion Powder
Cook your fish until seasoning is nicely golden and fish is flaky. You will need to turn the fish over probably after 2-3 minutes of cooking. Mine was fully cooked within approximately 6 minutes. Everyone's stove and heating is different, so don't walk away.
Now it's time to heat the tortillas. We love these white corn tortillas from our local Mexican market. I tend to heat mine on a medium high heat, but only when I know I won't be distracted (I should never do this). So, on medium heat, in a lightly oiled skillet, I heat each tortilla for about 2 minutes on both sides. I like mine to be a little crispy, but still bendy, so I'll heat mine a little longer. Once all of the tortillas are heated, I start building each taco. My family loves top our fish with a shredded cabbage and carrot salad blend. We put the sauce over the over the salad and add cheese. Cheese is, of course, optional for you, but not for us, lol.
If you've never tried a fish taco, It would be awesome if this is your first one and you LOVE it! I can tell you my family was happy while eating them and very satisfied when they were gone. Well, my son asked for another one, not because he was hungry but because they were so-ooo good. Those were his words. He's always so thankful for food, lol, but he doesn't always ask for seconds.
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