Monday, January 31, 2011

Fish Taco Recipe - Jerry Approved!

After Jerry's first bite he said "yum!"; after his second bite he said, "this is one of my new favorites; after his 5th! taco he said "I like these better than my favorite one's in California."

I agree that they were super yummy. The original recipe is from Aarti Sequeira with the Food Network, now just like everything else I switched things (HA! because I know more than a Food Network star....NO!!! because I am to lazy to go to the store when the recipe calls for something I do not have on hand)...Anyway, the recipe is the way I prepared it this evening. It is really only minor alterations, but you can easily find the original on the Food Network site:)



  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound  mahi mahi  cut into chunks


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 lime ( I had lemon), juiced, plus extra if necessary
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • ***I doubled this, as Jerry is a sauce lover!!!


  • 10 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1/4 head of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4  diced pepperoncinis
  • 1 lemon or lime, cut into 8 wedges

For the fish: In a bowl, combine the oil, spices, salt and pepper. Add the fish and make sure each piece is coated with the marinade.

For the mayo: Mix the mayonnaise, garlic, mint, cumin, and lemon juice.  Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if necessary. Set aside.

Grab a large, nonstick saute pan and warm it gently over medium heat; no need to add oil since the fish is already coated in oil. Once warm (test by sprinkling some water into the pan, if it sizzles and evaporates, you're ready), place each piece of fish in the pan.  Cook until cooked through, but still moist, about 3 minutes per side. The fish should flake easily with a fork. Don't overcook your fish!

Remove the fish from the pan and serve immediately with warmed tortillas. I put a light layer of lettuce, onion, and pepperoncini on the bottom, then the sauce, a few chunks of fish, a bit more sauce and a squeeze of lemon. YUM YUM!!

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