Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday

Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

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Fish Tacos are all the rage here in the South, and probably where you live too. Make it a family affair or invite friends over. Preparing these can be a fun social time together. Divvy out the jobs, enjoy each other’s company and create a wonderful meal at a fraction of the cost of eating out!

The basis for this recipe comes out of the Spice to Plate cookbook published by the Savory Spice Shop. I have modified it for our family’s taste. The original recipe calls for a batter and deep-frying the fish. I prefer the healthier option of grilling the fish. Both options are presented here.

Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

 

 

I do use the Savory Spice Zanzibar Curry (available online at www.SavorySpiceShop.com) however, we equally love using any blackening season instead. Use your favorite fish seasoning and make it your own!

 

  

 


Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

First, gather all of your Ingredients:

Red Onion

Apple Cider Vinegar

Sugar

Salt

1 c. full fat Greek Yogurt

Optional – Mayonnaise

1 lime

Zanzibar Curry Powder (or your favorite fish seasoning)

1 Tilapia Fillet per person

Flour

Cornstarch

Baking Powder

1 can of light beer (use your favorite kind here – the darker it is, the more it will impact the flavor of the batter).

1 egg

12 – 16 corn tortillas

Mini Sweet Peppers

Red and Green Cabbage

Fresh Cilantro


 Step One: Pickled Onions

Thinly slice (almost shaved) the red onion – about 1 cup.

Mix onion slices with ½ tsp sugar and ½ salt. Place in a shallow glass dish and cover with enough cider vinegar to soak. Cover tightly and refrigerate.Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com
Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

 

Step Two: Make the Sauce

Combine 1 c. of greek yogurt ( or half yogurt and half mayonnaise) with the juice of 1 lime, 1 ½ T of the Zanzibar Curry (or blackened seasoning or your favorite seasoning) and ¼ tsp salt. Mix together, cover and refrigerate.Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

Step Three: Make the Fish

 Grilled Option:

Liberally coat each filet with Zanzibar curry or other seasonong. Spray foil with a non-stick spray, place fish on the foil and then grill over medium heat until fish flakes apart.

Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

For Beer Battered Fish:

Fish: Cut the filets into 2” long strips, toss with ½ T Zanzibar Curry (or other seasoning). Set aside.

Batter: (This makes enough for the entire recipe. If making a combination of grilled and battered – cut this in half)

In a large bowl: whisk 1 c.. flour, 2T cornstarch, 1 tsp baking power, 1 tsp salt, 1 T of Zanzibar Curry (or other seasoning), 8 oz of beer, 1 egg. Batter should be slightly lumpy.

In a cast iron or heavy skillet/dutch oven, heat vegetable oil – should be 2” deep. Oil is hot enough when a drop of batter floats and sizzles.

Assembly Line close to the stove:

Fish

A shallow plate of flour

Batter bowl

Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

 

Lightly dredge each piece of fish in flour, coat in batter (let excess drip off). Fry pieces for about 4 minutes (turning if needed) or until batter is golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.

 Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

Step Four – Prepare the accents (concurrent with Step 3 if you have help)
Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

Slice mini peppers into rings

Shred cabbage

Chop fresh cilantro

Arrange on a plate or in bowls for passing.

Heat corn tortillas on a griddle.

Gather around the table and create your own masterpieces!

(Don’t forget the pickled onion and the sauce you made earlier that is in the fridge!)

Enjoy!

Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

Better Than Eating Out Fish Tacos From Denise Roberts for Love Your Life Friday at KarenEhman.com

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Denise Roberts is denise_roberts-300x300a wife, mom, and joyful soon to be mother-in-law. She loves sharing a good cup of coffee on her back deck with friends and morning snuggles from her 100-lb. chocolate lab, Hudson.

She writes with a passion to share how to live holy, where faith and life intersect. Connect with her at www.deniseroberts.org

 

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