Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos Recipe
I noticed the absence of a good fish taco recipe on Chow so I wanted to share a favorite of mine. This is quick and easy and right off the taco truck. I live in Florida so I use fresh mahi mahi from my offshore fishing trips but you can substitute a local favorite of your own. Serve these with an ice cold Modelo Especial at a pool party of cook them up for dinner with a side of beans and rice.
- 1 1/2 lbs fresh Mahi Mahi filets
- 2 cups fresh cilantro
- 1 large sweet onion - diced
- 4 roma tomatoes - seeded and diced
- 3 limes cut into 1/8 sections
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tbls cup smoked chipotle tabassco (or homemade chipole hot sauce)
- 2 tbls cup whipping cream
- 8 - 4" round soft tortillas (flour or corn per your liking)
- 2 tbls vegetable oil
- 2 tbls of your favorite house seaoning (mine is equal parts smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper)
- all purpose flour
- Combine sour cream, chipolte sauce and whipping cream to make a spicy crema mexicana. Loosely chop the cilantro, dice the onions and tomatoes and set aside. I use roma or plum tomatoes for dicing because they are very meaty and contain very little liquid and seeds.
- Portion the fish into 8 servings and season with house seasoning. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Dredge the seasoned fish lightly in flour and pan fry in the oil until just cooked through–about 2 minutes per side depending on thickness (nobody likes overcooked fish so be careful not to dry it out).
- While fish is cooking, warm the tortilla’s according to the package.
- Remove the fish onto a paper towel to drain off any extra oil. Assemble your tacos with a layer of fish, a generous helping of cilantro, chopped onions and tomtaoes then drizzle with the chipolte crema mexicana over the top. IMPORTANT: finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. The citrus not only adds nice flavor but also enhances the flavors of the other ingredients without having to add extra salt.
- Makes 8 tacos. Serve with lime wedges and an ice cold beer. For a side, try beans and rice. Add some sliced avacado if you like. Fish can be grilled as an alternative. Enjoy!
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