Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Here's A Thought: Fish Tacos

So, every since Sunny Anderson made fish tacos on her show, I've been thinking of ways to create a recipe. I did!

I thought about it for a week or so, I had to determine fish, salty, creamy, savory, cheesy, and all the other elements that would make for killer fish tacos. Let me tell you - a brotha succeeded.

I went to the grocery and picked up some farm raised tilapia. It's a sturdy fish and not a fishy taste - it would go great w/all the other flavor combos. I know I needed cheese - I mean, you can't have a taco without cheese, right? I couldn't decide though so at the last minute I picked up some smoked munster. I already had the savory down packed - a righteous balsamic pico de gallo with serrano chilies. I needed creamy. An adobo chipotle sour cream would do the trick.

I floured and corn starched the fish after I cut it up and seasoned it with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning. I fried them up until they were nice and crispy. Mean while I chopped plum tomatoes, cilantro, onions, serranos, and garlic. I tossed the pico de gallo with salt, pepper, a touch of oil, a good tablespoon of balsamic, a touch of sugar, and a few good heaping squeezes of lime. I started on the adobo chipotle sour cream. Simple stuff. I seeded two canned chipotles in adobo and diced them up. I used a table spoon of the adobo, salt, pepper, and the diced peppers to mix into about a half cup of sour cream. That's it.

I fried up a few tortillas and put the cheese on the get bubbly and melt up. I topped it with two pieces of fish, the pico de gallo, the adobo chipotle sour cream, cilantro, and a few squeezes of lime. Thanks to Lori Lynn, I made my famous lime drink now known as a Tequila Lime Cooler and I was all set. This is perfect for everyday cooking because it took less than 20 minutes from start to finish!

Enjoy the pics!
-DTW


24 comments:

The Dreamy One said...

ohhh my goodness that looks so good

i am slobbing over here!!!

u cant keep doing this too me D.

you need to bake your wife some cookies and ship them my way,lol

Dreamy loves cookies!!

Nicole said...

Fish tacos.... Well as a California girl, I have to say YUUUUUUUMMMMMMMYYYY! Yours look great.

Christina said...

That's some awesome stuff! (Especially the triangular plate!) All the ingredients for the pico de gallo are chopped perfectly!

I've never had fish tacos before, but I remember seeing the campaign for it in the Chicago Trib last year. At least I've made fish burgers once.

Dee said...

so jealous... so very very. it's going to be a long day at the office so we'll have to make do with dubious take out. i feel a tantrum coming on...

Charles said...

See...I love cooking and I was actually for a minute wanting to do culinary stuff...but I can't eat or stand fish. And alot of stuff I see is fish related...so...it wouldn't work for me. I couldn't cook something I couldn't stand tasting...

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Love the fish tacos! They're a fave of mine. That adobo chipotle sour cream looks wonderful!

BorednTalkative said...

I've never tried fish tacos before, but I will have to now cause those looked great.

Seriously Darius don't you want to move to London?

This blog is going to become my new cookbook.

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

I thought I was invited! Thanks for telling me buddy...you've been acting funny ever since you became a south sider....lol

Barbara Gallo Farrell said...

I'll take some extra heat in my pico de gallo, thanks!

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

I don't think I've ever made a fish taco. Or said "Hey, we're having fish tacos tonight..." But I've eaten plenty. There are catfish nuggets on sale down the street this week. I might have to do what you did. Minus the smoked muenster. I HATE smoked cheese. I'd rather eat my hair.

Bridgett said...

Chipotle sour cream? I am coming over to your house for fish tacos! Wonderful flavors going on!

enigma4ever said...

I love this blog and the food..wonderful...fish tacos sound amazing( I make fish burritos- but this looks even easier...)

( I have two blogs that you might like...Watergate Summer and Naked Sushi- my food blog ...)

Kevin said...

I first tried fish tacos not too long ago and really enjoyed them. These look and sound really good! I like all of the fresh ingredients in the pico de galo and chipotle sour cream sounds nice and creamy and tasty.

Dragon said...

Great dish! I love tilapia and your tacos look delish. I think I could have a whole bowl of your pico de gallo.

Cynthia said...

I love the idea of fish tacos and your looks so hearty and delicious.

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OhioMom said...

I haven't tried tacos with fish, but these look yummy, love the smoked cheese and the chipotle sour cream!

Natashya said...

I had my first fish taco not too long ago. They are not as prevalent in Canada. I kept hearing about them on American Food Network shows so had to try them. They were so good.
I love the flavour combos that you came up with. It sounds out of this world.

Jeanne said...

Oh Darius....! If I thought they'd survive the FedEx to Lonon, I'd demand that you send some over right away ;-) I've only had fish tacos once on a visit to LA but I'd love to revisit them. Yours sound just fabulous - thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

OMG! These sound delicious. I like the idea of the balsamic in the pico de gallo. The chipotle sour cream has to make anything taste great. I'm drooling here!

Jan said...

Mmmmmmm YUM! Is all I can say.

glamah16 said...

Tilapis is the perfect fish for this. Sounds wonderful.

Bygbaby said...

looks awesome!!!

LBJ said...

I absolutely love fish tacos. I've made them and I love sharing their greatness with other folks!

I prefer grilled fish to fried fish for my tacos though. Something about that smokey grilled taste balanced with the crisp bits of caramelized flavor make me wanna holla!

You can never go wrong with pico de gallo either! I'm sure those chillies packed a nice punch too!

Were there any leftovers? That would've been the next day's lunch...showing it off to the entire office. lol