Recipe of the Week!

November 11, 2009

FishTacos_lgIf there’s one dish that is synonymous with Baja California, it’s fish tacos.  It’s a great foodstuff that kids can enjoy too, if you turn it into a make-your-own-taco style meal.  The traditional recipe usually features breaded, fried fish, but they are also commonly made with grilled filets (cod, snapper, halibut) or shrimp.  Too cold/rainy/snowy to grill?  This recipe features a spice rub for the fish and then baking it.  The toppings vary, but my favorites include tomatoes, onions, avocado and a cool yogurt sauce.  Wrapped in a corn tortilla and served with chips and fruit, it’s a perfect meal any time of the year, and that’s why it’s this week’s Recipe of the Week!

Baja-Mania Fish Tacos

(serves 4)

Spice rub

1 ½ – 2 lbs. fish filets, cut into 4 pieces (cod is my favorite for this dish)

2 tbsp. crushed tortilla chips

2 tsp. hot chili powder (or regular)

½ tsp. ground cumin

½ tsp. paprika

½ tsp. garlic powder


2 tomatoes, diced

½ onion or red onion, diced

2 avocados, diced

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

12 corn tortillas


8 oz. plain yogurt

2 tbsp. lime juice

½ tsp. salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil.  Pat filets dry with a paper towel and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.  Combine all spice rub ingredients in a food processor until blended.  Sprinkle evenly over the filets and press to coat the top of each.  Put tortillas in oven.  Bake fish for 8-10 minutes or until done (fish will flake easily with a fork).  Do not overcook!

Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

Remove fish and tortillas from oven.  Slice filets into strips and place on a serving platter.  Arrange tomatoes, onions, avocado and cilantro on a serving platter.  Serve with warm tortillas.  Make tacos.  Eat!


One comment

  1. Hint: If your child is new-food wary, you can call it “chicken.” A toddler doesn’t know the difference!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: