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Fish Tacos California Style

I love fish tacos , but my family .. isn’t really big into fish tacos . We used to go to restaurant downtown to have fish taco for me and they have the tamales . After moving away from downtown , we barely made a trip there anymore since none of my husband and my son were big fans of fish tacos , it was only me . So , the venture began , to create a yummy fish tacos , since there was nothing to it . It is mainly battered fish being deep fried , just like making fish and chips . And the main thing was in the sauce , and salsa on a bed of cabbage .Just so you know , when they took a bite of these fish tacos , their eye were so big and they said ” THIS IS DELICIOUS !! ”

So here is the fish tacos recipe that i found online with here and there adjustment to my preference . The fish though , it’s really up to you , whether you make it with panko bread crumbs like i did , or you can use beer batter that i used for fish and chips recipe , it shouldn’t matter that much . Make sure you get good fish , i prefer something else other than Tilapia . I usually prefer cod fish , or halibut , but last night i used Mahi Mahi .And to make your job a lot easier , do the sauce and salsa ahead , whether in the morning or the day before , it makes it a lot quicker to fix dinner .

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Direction : 

For fish :

1.5 lbs of mahi mahi or white fillet fish such as cod

1.5 cups of all purpose flour

2 eggs , beaten

1.5 cups of panko bread crumbs

1. Make 3 stations for all the ingredients , the flour , next to the egg and then panko bread crumbs . Cut the fish in strips about 1 ounce each , make sure you no bone and get rid of the skin of your fish . Then dredge the fish on the flour , dip in eggs and roll in the panko bread crumbs . In a hot oil , about 375 F , deep fry , about 4 minutes max under medium to low heat .Set aside on a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with kosher salt .

For the Chipotle Mayo sauce , this makes a lot , you can always half the recipe too ( if u don’t have food processor , that’s fine too .. when i half the recipe , i put it in the bowl , mix together with spoon and fork .. works just fine ! )

1 cup of mayonaisse , i used hellman

1 cup of sour cream

4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and plus 2 tbsp. of the sauce , this usually comes in a can and find in international or mexican aisle , if you don’t like spicy cut it down to 2 peppers

1/2 lime juice

salt and pepper

1. In a food processor , pulse until peppers are creamy , then add mayo and sour cream and lime juice , salt pepper . Keep pulsing until it becomes very smooth and creamy . Store in the fridge .

For the Chile Mango Salsa :

2 ripe mangoes , diced small

1 red onion , diced small

1/2 bunch of cilantro , chopped

1 jalapeno , diced small

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 limes , peeled and add in the segments , and the juice

1 tbsp. of chili powder

1. Mix everything together , and chill

OR …

You can replace it with regular pico de galo : ( no picture but this is my to go recipe for quick easy pico de galo )

1/2 large red onion , chopped ,

bunch of cilantro , chopped

6 roma tomatoes , chopped

3 jalapeno , chopped

1-2 juice from limes

1/4 each cumin , chipotle chili powder

salt and pinch of sugar

Mix and chill

chile mango salsa

To serve :

Warm up corn tortillas , then add shredded red cabbage , place the fish on top , garnish with chopped green onions , top with chipotle mayo sauce , and add the mango chile salsa .

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If you don’t have red cabbage , that’s fine , if u don’t make mango salsa that’s fine too .. still looks good with lettuce and pico de galo .. check this out

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Fresh Thyme and Garlic Broiled Catfish

Our family likes to cook something pretty easy during the weekend , occasionally , we like to make something complicated , just because everyone can pitch in and help . But not today , we chose to cook something simple , easy and quick . So we landed our choice to broiled catfish . Seafood is so cheap over here , and it’s kinda nice to be able to eat more seafood !!

This broiled catfish doesn’t take long to prepare , doesn’t take long to cook either . I partly broiled the catfish then baked it . It was pretty yummy , my 7 years old demands me to cook this more often ! LOL  I served this with steamed potatoes , and collard greens .

Direction : 

4 – 6 oz. catfish

fresh thyme

4 garlic cloves , minced

4 tbsp. of olive oil , plus few more for later on

bread crumbs , from 2 slices of bread

1 fresh lemon

salt pepper

essence of emeril

1. Line the cookie sheet with aluminium foil , rub the fish with essence of emeril and sprinkle with salt and pepper .

2. In a small bowl , mix the olive oil , with thyme , and garlic . Then dab the fish with the garlic oil mixture , make sure you dab it evenly all over the fish .

3. Sprinkle with some fresh lemon juice .

4. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs , ( 2 slices of bread in food processor , pulse until it’s crumbly ) . Then sprinkle with little olive oil .

5. Broil for 5 minutes , if it get burn quick , turn off the broiler , and turn the oven to 350 F , bake for 15 minutes .

Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon and Garlic Butter w/ Roasted Vegetables

I love fish ! They’re yummy and they’re loaded with nutrition and healthy for you . Originally , i was going to make easy fish , wrapped in foil with vegetables , but i changed my mind . Fish is actually not my territory , my husband does a better job than me in making fish . But the wrapped with foil fish turned out really good . This time , i had Salmon , and the other night went to Trader’s Joe and got myself some prosciutto . I saw one time on a cooking show , wrapping the fish with prosciutto .. so i thought this should be good . Turned out , it’s super easy and quick meal for dinner !

For the roasted vegetables :

2 large potatoes

2 turnips

2 carrots

Dice all these vegetables ( same size ) , then place them on a cookie sheet , and sprinkle with olive oil , and salt and pepper . Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes , then turn them , and bake 15 minutes more . Once it’s done , add about 4-5 cloves of minced garlic , sprinkle all over the vegetables , bake for 10 more minutes . Remove and set aside .

For the fish :

About 1.5-2 lbs of salmon fillet , halibut , cod or seabass

About  8-10 slices of very thin prosciutto

olive oil

salt and pepper

Cut the fillet into 8-10 pieces , and then rub with olive oil , and sprinkle with salt and pepper . Wrap each fillet with the prosciutto , and place seam side down on a foil lined baking sheet . Bake at 400 F for about 10 minutes , the bigger the pieces , the longer you need to bake them , and the smaller , the faster .

For the Garlic Butter :

1 stick of butter

4-5 cloves of garlic , minced

In a skillet , on low heat , melt the butter and the garlic for about 5 minutes until the butter turns brown .

To serve , sprinkle a little bit of the garlic butter on top of the prosciutto wrapped salmon , and add the vegetables all over . Sprinkle with lemon wedge .