The last time I was up in Vermont, I had the pleasure of having brunch with my father and stepmother at one of my favorite little joints.
We talked about a lot of things. Work, golf (mainly my Dad and M), and fish tacos.
Yes, fish tacos.
My stepmother, N, has spent some time studying fish tacos in Florida and now she has them down to a science.
I’ve been wanting to make them for a while now…any excuse to eat guacamole and mango salsa…
First step: marinate the fish in lime juice, chili power cumin and salt. I used the marinade recipe from Against All Grain.
Step three: Taco toppings team ASSEMBLE! We used some chopped tomato from my garden, mango salsa, guacamole, radicchio and Garlic and Herb Lemonaise. In an ideal world, I would have used cabbage instead of radicchio, but there was no cabbage to be found at my grocery store. I also would have made my own mayo… but I was impatient…
- For fish:
- 1 lb cod or mahi mahi
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- For tortillas (makes 4 to 5 small tortillas):
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 8 egg whites
- 3 Tbsp light coconut milk
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- For fish:
- Combine the lime juice and spices in a large plastic bag, or non-reactive mixing bowl. Marinate the fish for 6 to 8 hours.
- Pop the fish on the grill. It's best to put the fish on a piece of foil and not directly onto the grill-- it's pretty flaky and might fall through. Grill about 10 to 15 minutes until it's opaque and flaky.
- For tortillas:
- Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Melt butter or coconut oil in a small frying pan.
- Spoon about ¼ cup of batter into the pan and swirl around. Cook until you see bubbles poking through, and then flip-- just like pancakes!
- Top your tortillas with fish, garlic mayo, salsa, guacamole and tomatoes!
A word to the wise: try to make your tortillas as thin as possible. Mine turned out a little thick and overpowered the fish flavor a little. Don’t be afraid to make a thin tortilla– add more egg whites or coconut milk if you need to!