Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fish tacos

Lately I've been feeling more cooking inspiration than outfit inspiration. I think it's the backwards season we've been having. We started off the month with 27C weather and yesterday it snowed. Who wants to see wool layers on a fashion blog in spring? So off we head to the kitchen and a dish I've been wanting to try ever since I saw I Love You Man - fish tacos! I know these are a staple in parts of the U.S. but I've only come across them once in Ottawa and that was at a fusion restaurant. My homemade version was easy to make and healthy with a pleasing crunch. They also made me want to strap on some rollerblades and head to a beach-side boardwalk.

I started with leftover baked trout from dinner the night before. When I make these again, I'll make bread the fish before baking (pat fish dry; dredge in flour; then in whisked-egg-and-milk mixture; then in Panko breadcrumbs; then bake). 

To make the sauce, I combined 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup light mayonnaise, the juice and rind of one lime, 1 diced jalapeno, 1T dill, 1T capers, 1/2 tsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp cumin. The lime flavour came through quite strongly which I liked. If you end up with leftover sauce, it makes a tasty spread for tuna-and-roasted tomato sandwiches.
Assemble the tacos using flaked pieces of fish, butter lettuce, cilantro, diced cucumber, diced avocado, and halved cherry tomatoes. Add sauce to taste.

Note: My sauce looks more like cottage cheese because I thought I'd add Panko breadcrumbs to it right before serving and before they got soggy. It didn't work.


  1. kat, your blog should be about whatever you decide, ya know? great taco presentation. did you love them? i mean except for the bread crumb thing not working.

  2. I have actually never had a fish taco but I want to try it! It's so colorful and it looks nice :)

  3. I know- what's the snow all about? I had just started to bring all my winter clothes down to my storage locker but nope- they're here to stay for a while longer it looks like! I loved the movie "I love you Man" and I loved fish tacos (when I ate meat) but for now I love veggie tacos with soy ground round- I have them at least once a week- yum!

  4. OMG fish tacos are my FAVORITE - these look amazing!



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