This is the best fish taco I have tasted yet. It is in a slightly older edition of The Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, 2002, page 283. I could not find it online or on pinterest so I will copy it here and then pin it myself.
Start to Finish: 20 Minutes Oven: 450 degrees F Makes 4 servings
1 pound fresh or frozen skinless cod, orange roughy or other fish fillets
2 T butter or margarine, melted
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
3 T mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tsp. lime juice
1 1/2 C shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix) or shredded cabbage
8 corn taco shells, warmed according to package directions
1 recipe Mango Salsa (from page 291)
Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse and fish and pat dry with paper towels. Cut fish crosswise into 3/4 in. slices. Place fish in single layer in greased shallow baking pan. Combine butter, cumin and garlic powder. Brush over fish and bake in 450 degree oven for 4-6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together mayonnaise and lime juice. Add cabbage; toss to coat. Spoon some of the coleslaw mixture into each taco shell; add fish slices. Top with Mango Salsa.
Makes 2 cups
1 1/2 C chopped mango or peaches
1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 C thinly sliced green onions
1 Jalepeno chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 T olive oil
1/2 tsp. finely shredded lime peel
1 T lime juice
1 T vinegar
1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper
Mix together and serve on the tacos.
That is the original recipe. Now here is my adaptations. The fish, I used cod, was very watery. After 6 minutes it was swimming in water so I drained the pan and cooked another 10-15 minutes or until it was dried out a little and starting to crisp. I also used medium sized uncooked flour tacos that I fried up on a hot oiled griddle. I had no fresh mangoes or peaches nor time to go to the store. I used some home canned peaches that no one will eat because they turned a little dark and chopped them up and put them in some Pace Salsa and it was sooo good. It was like Costco's Mango Salsa that I love,(but my husband does not like.) Now I know I can have Mango Salsa whenever I want without trying to use up a huge bottle all by myself.
|Pix from the Better Homes and Garden book.|
I didn't take my own pix because I didn't know they were going to be so good. Just wanted to share.