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The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:53 pm

Not my recipe. I got this from my cousin's friend. I am not a fan of fish tacos and NEVER order them in a restaurant, but these were amazingly good...

Fish Taco's
1 package of flour tortillas (16-20 count)

For Fish:
6-8 6oz. filets (catfish. redfish, black drum, etc... any firm white fish)
1 TBSP olive oil
juice of 1/2 a lime
1 TBSP crushed cumin seed
1 TBSP Chili powder (not mexican chili powder)
salt and pepper to taste

mix up marinate and put on fish in a ziplock bag for about 15-20 minutes.

Sauce:
6 oz. plain greek yogurt
6oz. real mayo (not miracle whip)
1 TBSPS cayenne pepper
**1 TBSP dill
1 TBSP crushed cumin seed
1 fresh jalapeno pepper de-seeded and diced fine (minced)

Mix up and chill in frig. for 20-30 minutes to have ready when fish is pulled off the grill

The Slaw:
1/2 head of Cabbage shredded (about 4~5 cups)
cilantro to taste (2~3 TBSPS diced leaves)
Red Onion to taste (about 1/2 a medium red onion. make one cut top to root, then slice thin)
1~2 TBSPS olive oil
juice from the other half of the lime
salt and pepper to taste

toss all slaw ingredients in a bowl and have ready when fish comes off the grill


to cook:
Heat grill to med.-high heat. brush grill plates with olive oil to prevent fish from sticking.
After fish has marinated for 15~20 minutes, grill fish fillets 2-3 minutes per side. remove to plate.

Cut each fish fillet in half long way so each piece will fit onto a tortilla. Brush as much sauce on the tortilla as you like, add as much slaw as you like, roll and eat!

**I am not a fan of dill at all, but it worked very well in this sauce. Very faint and I could take it with all the other bold flavors. You could substitute tarragon if you like, it goes very well with grilled fish.

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***Edit-changed the cayenne from 2 to 1 TBSP. The first time I had it, the pepper was cut in half for the kids present. 2 TBSPS is a bit much....
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:06 am

Could add avocado slices and/or tomato as well...
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby steve-o » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:08 am

hey swamp. I need some fish recipes. Got a old friend who's dad travel to the gulf frequently. I give him recipes and he will give me red fish. :drool:
I got this one and the blackened red fish. What else you got?
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:13 pm

steve-o wrote:hey swamp. I need some fish recipes. Got a old friend who's dad travel to the gulf frequently. I give him recipes and he will give me red fish. :drool:
I got this one and the blackened red fish. What else you got?

Redfish Mardi Gras

Grilled On the half shell

Smoked Redfish dip

Blackened Redfish burgers

Redfish Sauce Piquant......
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:14 pm

Fried is OK....not the greatest though. There are other fish that are better fried.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:16 pm

I have a Mustard honey glazed for smoked redfish too...I'll have to look it up though.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Jmorris » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:37 pm

We make a spicy blackened walleye taco with mango, avacados, cilantro and limes. Everybody loves them.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:40 pm

Jmorris wrote:We make a spicy blackened walleye taco with mango, avacados, cilantro and limes. Everybody loves them.

post the recipe...
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Jmorris » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:47 pm

I'm looking for pics and will post the recipe when I get to the house this evening. I was never a fan of fish tacos but I've had a few that were very good and yours are definitely ones I want to try. Look outstanding!
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:47 pm

Jmorris wrote:I'm looking for pics and will post the recipe when I get to the house this evening. I was never a fan of fish tacos but I've had a few that were very good and yours are definitely ones I want to try. Look outstanding!

fish tacos, done right, are good. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby cluckmeister » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:08 pm

A restaurant that sells outstanding fish tacos is Jose Peppers,
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby dudejcb » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:06 pm

I do perch and crappie almost the same way, except I cut the filets up into small bite-size chunks and then use a grill basket. Provides a bit more surface area for seasoning/grilling to maybe get more Maillard reaction.

Home made tartar sauce:
1 cup mayo
2T mustard
hot sauce to your taste
2T lemon
1t vinegar
some, dill, cilantro, maybe add a spoon or three of relish, whatever.

After the sauce is well mixed, thoroughly mix it into shredded cabbage, almost like slaw but a little less saucy ... save some sauce to lightly "butter" the tortilla centers for the fish, then fill with cabbage. My wife tops with cheese but I don't. I think it takes away from the fish and grill flavor.

Weather getting warmer here. Perch in the 10 to 13 inch range are always biting.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:07 pm

Going to have to try these with the rock cod. They've got some of the best meat for fish tacos
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby steve-o » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
steve-o wrote:hey swamp. I need some fish recipes. Got a old friend who's dad travel to the gulf frequently. I give him recipes and he will give me red fish. :drool:
I got this one and the blackened red fish. What else you got?

Redfish Mardi Gras

Grilled On the half shell

Smoked Redfish dip

Blackened Redfish burgers

Redfish Sauce Piquant......


Thank you, Sir. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Jmorris » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:39 pm

1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed
2 avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed
Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for garnish
Chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and black pepper
Olive oil
Walleye fillets (1 1/2 lb total)
Cajun blackening spice
8 corn tortillas.
2 cups finely shredded red cabbage

How to Make It:
*Mix the mango, avocado, onion, and the juice of 1 lime in a bowl. Season with cilantro, salt, and pepper.

*Heat a grill or stovetop grill pan until hot. Drizzle a light coating of oil over the fish and rub on the blackening spice. Cook the fish, undisturbed. Carefully flip with a spatula and cook opposite side. Remove. DO NOT OVERCOOK.

*Warm the tortillas on the grill for 1 to 2 minutes or wrap in damp paper towels and microwave for 1 minute until warm and pliable.

*Break the fish into chunks and divide among the warm tortillas. Top with the cabbage and the mango salsa. Serve with the lime wedges.

A lot of times I do this on the grill with the cast iron.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:41 pm

sounds good! :thumbsup: thanks!
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby rodandgun83 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:41 am

I will be making these tonight.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby rodandgun83 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:29 pm

These were the best fish tacos I have had hands down. The only thing I changed in the recipe was I substituted the cayenne for chipotle. This will be a frequent meal at my house from now on. Plus it gives me another reason to fish more.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby nitram » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:07 pm

Sounds tasty Swamp but I'd have to use corn tortillas.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:12 am

Steve-o, forgot about Redfish salad made with boiled eggs and left over smoked of grilled redfish...MMMMMM! Add a little honey and green onion to it...maybe a little apple chunks...WHAT!!!
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Professor_Leakey » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:21 pm

i love fish tacos. i typically make them with either flounder or crappie fillets. i toss them in seasoned flour, then into an egg wash, then into a bowl of pulverized corn chex; theyre guaranteed to be crispy. put them into a tortilla with shredded cheese and chopped cabbage and cilantro. then a little sriracha and cold beer.

a fish taco is nothing without a cold beverage. :beer:

*bluegill fillets are great for fish tacos, too.
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:59 am

Making these tonight with some fresh caught never frozen yellowfin tuna fillets. :yes: :thumbsup:
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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby tmclaimerFL » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:48 am

I may give this a go with the tilapia. You got me thinking Swamp.


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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:36 pm

tmclaimerFL wrote:I may give this a go with the tilapia. You got me thinking Swamp.


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Re: The Best Fish Tacos...

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:37 pm

you can add 1/2 tsp. of oregano to the sauce if you want....the oregano goes well with the flavors.
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