Fish Tacos

22 Mar

My cousin, Catie, recently moved out of our downstairs guest suite after living with us for a year and attending Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin. It was a fun experience for my family seeing her progression as a educated artist in the kitchen. The weekends that she was with us, she was usually in the kitchen whipping up some amazing dish she had learned to cook at school. 

Weeknights, when the kids were asleep and hubby was deployed we’d usually open a good bottle of wine and watch some cooking shows for inspiration on what we could cook that upcoming weekend.

One dish that became a big favorite were fish tacos. We saw a recipe on the show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri.  We liked the idea of a traditional fish taco but putting an Asian twist on them.

Below is the recipe we concocted. It’s a light, wonderful meal that is great for entertaining. We serve it with an asian slaw on top. It’s a nice tangy compliment to they buttery fish.

Fish Tacos:

1 to 1 1/2 lbs of white cod (cut up into inch-size pieces)

3 cloves garlic

2 tsp olive oil (to coat pan and not make fish stick)

1/2 tsp sesame oil

2 tsp minced fresh ginger

salt/pepper to taste

lime – to taste

handful of cilantro

Other garnishes: jalapenos and avocados

tortillas (I like them with corn but you can use flour if you prefer)


Bag of already prepped cole slaw (not the kind that comes with a dressing kit)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup white vinegar

1-2 TBS sugar (some people like it less sweet…add according to preference)

1/4 cup green onions – chopped small

1/4 tsp sesame oil

2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Make cole slaw ahead of time and put in refrigerator to chill. Add olive oil to pan, med-high heat. Add fish, Fish doesn’t take long to cook. Cook for approx. 5 minutes. When almost done, add sesame oil,  minced garlic, fresh ginger, lime juice from about 1/2 fresh lime, handful of fresh, cut cilantro and salt and pepper.

To serve, add fish to tortilla and add about 1/4 cup of the asian slaw on top.  Hope you enjoy!!

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