Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fresh and Juicy Fish Tacos!

1. The Fish:
Fresh fish filets (tilapia, or maybe a nice piece of cod or halibut?) you could also use shrimps

Marinate the fish with:
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
1 or 2 limes, juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 grated poblano pepper, or a tbsp hot sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
salt and pepper

Mush and whisk together all ingredients of the marinade in big bowl. Take out a 1/4 cup and set aside to use as a dressing later. Marinate your fish filets in what is left over and chill for a couple of hours, or for a couple of minutes, like we did.

Make a little sealed package with some foil and bake the fish in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until it's done. The fish should be white all the way through, flaky, tender and easily breaking apart when scraping it with a fork.

2. The Green Salsa

1 ripe avocado, cubed
1 or 2 limes, juiced *
salt and pepper
1 or 2 green onions, thinly sliced
a couple of small tomatillos, sliced really thin
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped

In small bowl, combine all the green salsa ingredients with the 1/4 cup of the marinade that you had set aside.

3. Red Salsa
1 seeded tomato, if in season
1 red onion, diced as small as you can humanly chop it
1 lime, juiced
some olive oil, salt and pepper

In another bowl, combine the red salsa ingredients. Note: You can skip this step if you don't have yummy tomatoes on hand, especially if they are not in season. Here, we just used some cooked red onion and roasted chopped poblano peppers but it was waaaaaay too spicy. Feel free to improvise.

4. Begin layering using:
Sprouted corn tortillas (love this product!)
sour cream

In any order that you prefer, stack all the ingredients (fish, the green salsa and red salsa) on your heated tortillas. Squeeze some more lime juice on top! Plop some sour cream to finish! voila! yum!

Bunny Bling Bling Tip: If you live in Toronto, we highly recommend visiting Fisherfolk at the Wychood Barns Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, the fish counter at Peter's No Frills at 222 Lansdowne Avenue, or the St. Lawrence Market to get the freshest and best quality fish!

limes: you know when you sometimes you get those dried up sad limes that don't even give you a teaspoon of juice? When you shop for limes, look for the heavy ones - the heavier the juicier!

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