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Grilled Fish Tacos

I chose to get out of my Mexican cooking phase, with a last ‘Hurrah”, Baja-Style Fish Tacos. I made these on Saturday, as part of my preparation for tomorrow’s Mexican-cooking fiesta. I was torn between the traditional deep-fried fish and the naturally healthier grilled fish version. Who doesn’t like the crispy, greasy, melt-in-your-mouth sensation once in a while… But no, I stuck to my guns, after all this blog and tomorrow’s class are all about healthy eating, so I grilled the fish instead. Ohhh, and it was good, really good. I marinated the fish in a spicy lime/cilantro/cayenne marinade for 4 hours, before grilling it for a few minutes on each side on my grill pan. The BBQ would have been excellent, but my husband, who is the master of that domain, wasn’t home. (I really got to get more practise on that BBQ sometime.)

I shredded 1/2 of a medium sized red cabbage and dressed it with coriander(cilantro), spring onions, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. I also made a guacamole and a Baja-style white sauce with sour cream, more coriander, and lime juice.

We layered it all onto our warm corn tortillas, first the guacamole, then the fish, followed by the cabbage and finally a drizzle of white sauce. It was a deliciously messy affair, but so worth it. I thought they were a vast improvement over the shrimp tacos I made recently. However, if you get fresh, large shrimp, marinate them just like the fish and quickly grill them on the BBQ, you should end up with a very comparable, super-satisfying, 100% umami dinner experience as well.

 

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