FISH TACOS USING SMOKED BASA

FISH TACOS, SMOKED BASA, MEXICAN FOOD, FISH, TACOS, HEALTHY EATING

I am a huge lover of fish and try to incorporate it into my diet as much as possible. Whenever I go out for dinner it will always be my dish of choice. However I have always battled with fish, as I discussed with my papa its not an easy ingredient to work with. I have already brought you dishes using hake, sea bass and lemon sole. I thought it was time for a another fish dish. However this time I wanted to spice things up a bit, make the dish a little more playful. Whenever I watch American food programmes its all about fish tacos. I had some smoked basa in the freezer and thought this would make a great fish for the dish. Its smokiness really added that extra depth to the dish. I no idea where to start so I had to do some research and this happens to be an adaptation of a recipe I found on The Food Network.
FISH TACOS, SMOKED BASA, MEXICAN FOOD, FISH, TACOS, HEALTHY EATING

FISH TACOS INGREDIENTS: 

TACOS
230g flaky fish (We used smoked Basa)
1/4 cup of virgin Olive Oil
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp of chili powder
1 jalapeano, chopped
1/4 cup of freshly chopped coriander leaves
4 flour tortillas.

GARNISH
Hot sauce
Soured cream
Thinly sliced red onion
Jalapeno
Shredded lettuce
Pureed tomato salsa

PUREED TOMATO SALSA
2 tbsp of coconut oil (We use Vita Coco)
1 small red onion chopped
4 garlic cloves chopped
4 large tomatoes chopped
4 sliced Jalapeano
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 tsp of chili powder
1 tbsp of oregano
1/4 freshly chopped coriander
Salt and pepper

EQUIPMENT NEEDED
Sauce PanBlender Fish SliceBowls & Plates

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FISH TACOS METHOD

FISH
Whisk together the oil, lime juice, chilli powder, jalapeno, and cilantro and pour over the fish. Let marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the fish from the marinade place onto a hot grill, flesh side down. Grill the fish for 4 minutes on the first side and then flip for 30 seconds and remove. Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork.
PUREED SALSA
Heat oil in medium saucepan, add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add tomatoes and jalapeno and cook until tomatoes are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Puree the mixture with a hand-held immersion blender until smooth and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Add the hot sauce, oregano, fresh coriander and lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Now you just need to put it all together. Warm up your tortillas. Add in your fish. Place a nice line of salsa next to a nice line of soured cream and add your garnish and enjoy!

Interesting fact : It would take less than 10 minutes of jogging or less than 11 minutes of swimming to burn the calories in a 100-gram basa fillet.

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SMOKED PAPRIKA HAKE // MEDITERRANEAN LEMON SOLE // CHILI LIME GINGER SALMON

 

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6 thoughts on “FISH TACOS USING SMOKED BASA

  1. Have to say, this is the first ‘foodie’ blog post I’ve ever read. Can you believe I’ve never tried fish tacos before? Maybe I should! Xx

    1. Lolamia

      Well I am flattered to be your first! What did you think? Well I actually hadnt until then so I can believe. However I am now converted! 🙂 x

  2. Ooh looks yummy, I’ve never been a huge fan of fish but this looks really nice and it would be a good way of getting me my omega 3 and what not!

    Ellie
    http://www.headintheclouds.me.uk

    1. Lolamia

      Oh Ellie they were so unbelievably nice and because the fish was smoked you dont have that overpowering fishiness that puts people off!

  3. I have a deep love for fish tacos, and now you are making me hungry. Next time I go to the store I need to get some battered fish 🙂

    1. Lolamia

      They are just delish. I didnt actually use battered fish just marinated mine for 30 mins!

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