Monday, April 11, 2011

Fish Tacos

In keeping with my fish theme
I offer this for your consideration:
Fish Tacos.
Let me begin by saying I have had a fish taco
Last week.
Let me also state that I have had no desire to eat a fish taco
until last week.
I have no idea what they are supposed to contain
except fish.

I am not entirely certain the fish taco I had
was a fair representation of what one should be
so I set out to give it a try myself. 

So, flying by the seat of my pants, I brushed some
olive oil on a couple of tilapia filets, sprinkled them with 
homemade taco seasoning mix
and broiled them.
I made a kind of avocado/black bean/corn salad
and put that with the flaked fish and some sour cream 
on top on a flour tortilla.

It was good. 
 I don't think I get the attraction.
Is the point just that it's *fish* and not *meat*?
I'm perplexed. 
But I'll probably make them again :o)

Here's my taco seasoning mix:
1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
1 Tbsp. Cumin
4 tsp. Chili Powder
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt


  1. Love fish tacos done right. But I was spoiled by them in San Diego, where the fish was only dearly departed by an hour or so... Midwest fish tacos are a poor stand in. Maui has incredible fish tacos, too. Go figure!

  2. The first time I had them, my dad made them and they were very good. He breads and fries his fish (I think this makes all the difference in how it tastes). Since then, I've had them one other time at BJ's restaurant and they were wonderful.

    Oh, and I too was like "fish?" "on tacos? I don't think so". But once I tried them, I was hooked. if they're done right

  3. What? You were grilling tilapia and I didn't call you at *just* that moment? The universe is out of alignment, I fear.

  4. sjb, my thoughts exactly :o)
    Kristin, I have another friend who said fried is the way to go.
    Lory, maybe I'll just wait till I get to Maui again?