Mexican Fish Taco Recipe
Here's a tasty chipotle Mexican fish taco recipe. Fish tacos is a meal that seems to have popped up out of nowhere. Be honest, when you think "tacos," do fish tacos come to mind? Probably not. When most people think of tacos, they think of ground beef filling as far as meat is concerned. They may even think of steak (mmmmm steak). But, fish tacos fly pretty low on the radar. Well, not after the world gets a taste of this chipotle Mexican fish taco recipe. This is how you make the chipotle Mexican fish tacos.
For the fish:
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3/4 fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic
- 4 filets tilapia
For the salsa:
- 3 chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup of diced red onion
- 1 diced serrano chile
- 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 2 finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- A pinch of salt and pepper for taste
- corn tortillas
- 2 cups of shredded cabbage.
- Marinating the fish. There are other fish you can use in this recipe, but use tilapia. It doesn't carry that heavy fish smell like other fish types. You don't want your chipotle Mexican fish tacos to be, well, too fishy. Get yourself a bowl. Mix in the olive oil, the 3/4 lime juice, garlic and the chili powder. Add your cleaned tilapia to the marinade. Cover the bowl and let the fish marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
- The salsa ingredients. Here's the hardest task involved in making your fish tacos: the salsa. Are you ready? Simply mix all the ingredients together in another bowl. Let the ingredients mingle with one another for thirty minutes in the fridge. Cover the bowl.
- The chipotle sauce. Strain the chipotle into a bowl to get rid of the majority of the seeds. Mix in the heavy cream and a tablespoon of more lime juice. Pretty simple, right?
- Fire up the grill. While the fish is marinating, and the salsa is mingling, preheat the grill. Get it nice and hot. After the grill has been going for a while and your fish has been swimming in the marinade for 30 minutes, it's time to drop the fish on the grill. Make sure you cook them all the way through. Add salt and pepper as you see fit. Make sure you don't cook the fish too long, or they'll get too tough. Once the fish is done, cut them into strips. Transfer the fish onto a cooking sheet and put them in the oven on very low heat just to keep them warm. Don't let them dry out.
- The tortillas. Soften the tortillas by wrapping them in a clean, moistened dish towel in the microwave for no more than a minute. You can also sit them on a microwave safe plate for about 30 seconds on high. It's your choice.
- Finally... Everything is done. All the food is ready. Put your tacos together, adding the ingredients you want to them. Enjoy.