Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Recipe: Easy Fish Tacos with Avocado Mayo

There are few meals I love more than fish tacos. Thankfully, Honey agrees with me and we both tend to order that if it's offered on a menu (not that we eat out together more than two or three times a year).  We also like making fish tacos at home but until recently that seldom happened. It took a lot of work and planning to defrost fish, marinate it in a mixture of lemon and soy sauce so it wouldn't smell or taste fishy (the hazards of buying frozen instead of fresh), and then cook it -- preferably fried. Yum!  Then one day a couple weeks ago, a friend made fish tacos for lunch. In under ten minutes.  And they were delicious.  How?

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Fish sticks!  Not just any fish sticks, but high-quality fish sticks that Costco now has in stock.  Suddenly we can have fish tacos whenever we want!  So, how do you make easy fish tacos?

Fish Tacos
Serves 2

  • 6 fish sticks (one per taco)
  • 6 corn tortillas*
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced (or 3 mini peppers)
  • 2 sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1-2 oz. grated cheese
  • cilantro for garnish
  • Avocado mayo (recipe follows)
Heat fish sticks in microwave.

Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry corn tortillas -- about 8 seconds each side (add the rest of the oil after you've fried three tortillas). As you finish each tortilla, stack it on a plate under a foil tent (or in a tortilla warmer) to keep it warm and pliable.

Place three tortillas on each dinner plate.  Cut each fish stick into five pieces.  Layer on the tortilla: one spoon of avocado mayo, several leaves of spinach, five pieces of fish stick, bell pepper, mushroom, avocado, and cheese. Garnish with cilantro.

Eat and enjoy!

*Note: The reason the corn tortillas are fried is to make them pliable. You can get around this requirement by either using freshly made corn tortillas or buy using small flour tortillas.

Avocado Mayo
  • 1/2 large avocado, mashed
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise 
  • 1-2 tsp. Siracha or other hot sauce
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Mix ingredients together. Makes enough for six tacos.

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