Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Spicy Grilled Fish Tacos with Southwestern Slaw

I have been making my fish taco recipe regularly since we have been married. It was one of my first blog posts. So I was ready for a new recipe! I knew these would be a hit when I saw them. Don't let the list of ingredients stress you out. It is mostly the same few items, over and over (lime, chipotle, cilantro, garlic salt). They are so yummy, I have already made them twice!

Spicy Grilled Fish Tacos with Southwestern Slaw
Slaw:
1 1/2 cups store bought cabbage/slaw mix
1/4 red onion, sliced thin
1/4 cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp mayo (I don't like mayo, I used 1 tbp olive oil and 1 Tbsp greek yogurt)
Juice of 1 lime
1 whole chipotle chili in adobo sauce
1 Tbsp chipotle chili in adobo sauce
1/2 tsp garlic salt

Marinate:
3 Tilapia filets
1/4 cup canola oil
1 Lime, juiced
1/2 tsp garlic salt (I didn't have garlic salt so I used granulated garlic and kosher salt)
1 Tbsp adobo sauce (from a can of chipolte chilis in adobo sauce)

Tacos:
4 corn tortillas
2 Tbsp Franks Red Hot
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup cilantro

Avocado Cream Sauce:
1/2 avocado
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp Franks Red Hot
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tsp garlic salt

slaw
tacos/marinate
avocado cream
Mix together marinate ingredients. 
Place fish and marinate in a bag and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Mix together dressing for slaw. I decided to use my mini food processor so that the chili would mix in.

Mix together the slaw, cilantro and dressing and set aside.

Mix together avocado cream ingredients. If your avocado is soft enough it will easily blend into a smooth sauce.
Yummy! I eat the leftover avocado sauce with chips.
Remove fish from marinate and dry on paper towels.
Rub with Frank's Red Hot.
If you have a grill you can grill these, I use a grill pan. Heat grill pan until really hot! Then brush the pan with 1 Tbsp of oil before placing fish on pan. Cook for 3 minutes per side.
Use tongs and set a corn tortilla directly on the flame of a gas stove. If you can an electric stove you can do this by placing the tortillas on the coil. Watch closely and flip once it begins to char. Repeat with all the tortillas.

I will cook my fish in the grill pan from now on, I really liked how it turned out.
Remove fish from grill and arrange all the taco pieces into a bar for your guests to create their tacos. You a fork to break up the fish into chunks. 
These are yummy, yummy, yummy!

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