A couple of weekends ago my girlfriend invited us over for dinner and she was making Fish Tacos. Well I live in Michigan and it was January so snow storms blow up all the time. We had to cancel our evening with her and her husband due to the storm. I have never tried Fish Tacos, and was so excited to try them that all I could think about was what they would taste like. I could not get it out of my head.
So this weekend I bought some Tilapia and Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce. I had a great idea brewing in my head, and as you already know I am a Cilantro lover. And what goes better with Cilantro? Well, Lime of course. So here is my recipe for Fish Tacos. This recipe is for two people but could stretch to three.
Fish Taco’s with Chipotle Cilantro Lime Mayo
½ pound of Tilapia
½ cup of Flour
2 to 3 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning
Chipotle Cilantro Lime Mayo
2 Chipotle peppers with some sauce
1 cup of Mayo
Cilantro chopped (as much as you want)
Lime Zest from one lime
Lime juice (I used half of the Lime I zested)
First I make the mayo. In a small bowl add the cup of mayo. I chopped the chipotle peppers into small pieces and add them and some sauce to the mayo. Chop the cilantro and then add that and then salt to taste. Stir together and place in refrigerator for at least an hour.
Next cut your tilapia up into bite size pieces. Mix your flour and the old bay seasoning stir with fork until is the seasoning is mixed in. Add the fish to the flour mixture and make sure each piece of fish is covered with the flour mixture. Heat the olive oil to frying pan. When hot place the fish in and turn and cook on each side for about 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. It does not take long to cook so be careful that you don’t burn the fish. While this is cooking I take my corn tortilla and cook them over the open flame on my stove top until you see char marks and it just a little crispy.
Now this is how I assembled mine but you can add or subtract.
Take your corn tortilla and add Pico de gallo (which is tomatoes, cilantro, Jalapeño peppers, red onion and lime juice).
Then add the fish.
Drizzle some of the Chipotle Cilantro Lime Mayo.
Then add Cilantro and lettuce.
Top off with some avocado.
Fold and enjoy. I am so loving this recipe. I can’t believe that it has taken me this long to try them but I know am a fan for sure. I am still looking forward to trying my best friends version. Hint …hint.