Baja Fish Tacos
January 2, 2008, 12:51 pm
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Baja Fish Tacos

Serves/Makes: 4 | Difficulty Level: 4 | Ready In: 30-60 minutes


1 lime Juiced
1 pound fresh fresh fillets, cut into 3 X 1 inch strips (I used tilapia)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon dried cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Canola oil for frying
8 7″ corn or flour tortillas, wrapped in foil and kept warm in a 250 degree oven
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
Quartered limes
Purchased or homemade salsa
Sliced avocado
***Chipotle Cream***
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream (I used fat free yogurt)
2 chipotle chilies in adobo, minced (I used 2 teaspoons dried chipotle. Any dried red pepper would work, I believe)
1/2 lime Juiced
Dash of sugar
Salt to taste

Toss the fish pieces in the fresh lime juice and marinate for ten minutes. Meanwhile, combine the flour, cornmeal, chile powder, oregano, cumin and salt in a large, shallow bowl. Heat the canola oil to a depth of 1/2-inch in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until a small amount of flour sizzles when flicked into the pan. Dredge the fish in the flour mixture and fry in batches until golden and cooked through, about 7 to 10 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

To serve, place two tortillas on each plate and divide the fish evenly down the middle of each. Top with cabbage and drizzle with Chipotle Cream. Pass limes, salsa and avocado at the table.

Chipotle Cream Stir all ingredients together in a bowl and add salt to taste. Let stand at least 10 minutes to let flavors blend. (May be made up to 1 day ahead. Refrigerate until ready to serve.)


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