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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baja Fish Tacos


During my years living in Southern California, I met and fell in love with fish tacos.   
When I was first introduced to fish tacos, I was skeptical and frankly scared to even try them. 
 But when several deputies that I worked with returned from fishing in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and hosted a fish fry featuring fish tacos, I tried them.  
They were wonderful!  
 Breaded fish chunks, creamy dressing, cool crunchy cabbage and spicy pico de gallo all folded into a soft warm corn tortilla.   
Being from West Texas, I had not had much exposure to seafood prior to our transfer to California.  But  this dish soon became one of my favorites and always reminds me of our years in Southern California.

 Good food=Good memories!

Baja Fish Tacos

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2lbs fresh sea bass, cod or halibut , cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 fresh corn tortillas
  • 1 cup green cabbage,shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 med onion, minced
  • olive oil
For the Creamy Chipotle Dressing
  • 3/4 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 chipotle, diced with 1 teaspoon sauce
For the Pico
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 jalapeños, diced
  • 1 serrano chile seeded and diced
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 4 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • juice of two limes
  • salt to taste

Instructions
1. Prepare the chipotle dressing (below) and the pico de gallo (below) , refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Mix the cabbages and onion, set aside.
3. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl, dredge fish cubes in flour mixture until well coated.
4. Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a skillet until temperature reaches 350 F. degrees. 5. Gently drop fish chucks in hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
6. Heat corn tortillas. Fold the fish into the warmed tortilla, add some of the cabbage mixture, add a couple spoonfuls of chipotle dressing and top with pico de gallo to taste:)

Chipotle Creamy Dressing
1. In a small dish mix the ranch dressing, sour cream and the diced chipotle well, set aside
Pico de Gallo
1. In a medium bowl mix the tomatoes, jalapeños, Serrano chile and both onions. Season with fresh cilantro, juice of the limes and salt to taste. Set aside
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64 comments:

  1. New follower of yours! I LOVE fish tacos - and I grew up in Lubbock. Never had them until I was on vacay in Puerta Vallarta years ago. So yum! I make mine with tilapia and I make the homemade pico, too. We put shredded cabbage and monterey jack cheese on them and people here lick their plates. Looking forward to exploring your blog - visit me at cannaryfamily.blogspot.com

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    1. OHHH! Jack Cheese, perfect:) Yes, I am definitely adding that next time. Thanks for the follow.

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  2. Fish and tacos, you really can't beat that :) Thanks for the visit, I am following you back!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the follow:)

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  3. These sound SO yummy! Can't wait to try that creamy chipotle dressing :) Thanks so much for linking up to the {what's shakin' link party}!!

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    1. Thank you for hosting such an amazing party:)

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  4. I've never had fish tacos! I'm not a regular fish eater, so that may have something to do with it :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Following from SITS Spring Fling.

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    1. You just gotta try them, they are delicious! And I so enjoyed the visit.

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  5. I love fish tacos and these sound awesome! The dressing sounds like it would take them over the top!!

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    1. Yes, it is similar to your Sriracha Dip! So creamy but with a little bite:)

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  6. OH Yum! I never thought of putting fish in tacos! Sounds tasty! I shall have to try it sometime!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. I had never either until we moved to Cali. It is worth the effort:) Thanks for hosting a super great party.

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  7. These look so good. And, funny coincidence, I tried my first fish taco while on a whale watching cruise in...the Sea of Cortez. I am going to have to whip up a batch in memory of that trip. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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    1. I tell you Good Food=Good Memories:) I glad I made your remember what sounds like a super trip. Thank you for hosting a great party

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  8. We love fish tacos at our house. Have tried them fried yet though. I usually blacken tilapia with a southwest rub. I'm going to have to try your recipe! I'm going to pin it to my recipe board on Pinterest. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Thank you for visiting. Yes, grilled fish would be a healthier alternative and I am loving the idea of a southwest rub:) Thanks for pining it.

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  9. Love fish tacos! I first had them when honeymooning in Florida a few years ago. I've only made them a few times at home, but they always take me back to our honeymoon days! I'll have to try your recipe! :)

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    1. Thanks for the visit and I am glad they reminded you of a great memory:)

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  10. Ooh, all the way down to the chipotle dressing. Mmmmmm. This looks amazing and has now made me hungry. lol Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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    1. Yes, the chipotle dressing could be used with so many different dishes. Thank you for hosting a super great party:)

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  11. Can't wait to try these with fresh caught fish this summer!

    Thanks for linking up at Mealtime Monday!

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  12. I've never had a fish taco. Honestly, I'm sold on the chipotle dressing! Thank you for linking up...and doing so each week. I appreciate that!

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    1. Oh, you have just got to try one (or two or three) they are so delicious. Thank you for hosting "See Ya in the Gumbo" each week. (I just love saying that!)

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  13. I am so going to make these.Maybe tonight!
    Smiles,
    Dottie

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    1. You will not be sorry, everyone will love them! Thanks for the visit:)

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  14. My husband has been on me for months wanting me to make fish tacos. They have never sounded appealing to me. Looking over your recipe, they actually sound pretty good. I just might have to break down and give it a go.

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    1. I wasn't brave either about trying fish tacos. I am not a big fan of fish but these are so delicious. You go girl and just give them a try:) Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. These look amazing! My husband and I LOVE fish tacos. I can't wait to give your recipe a try!

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    1. Yes, fish tacos rock! Let me know when you do. Thanks for stopping by:)

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  16. I love fish tacos! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, I'll trying it soon. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

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    1. I love linking up to Thursday Favorite Things Hop. And A BIG Thank you for being so supportive, my favorite bloggy friend:)

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  17. I keep wanting to be brave and do fish tacos but I don't think my family would be on board

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    1. Maybe try them when you are also making beef tacos and they just might surprise you:)

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  18. I love the fish tacos at Granite City. I will have to give yours a whirl. They look delish. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful
    pam

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  19. I have never tried fish tacos, I've always been a little scared. I may just have to try these, they look good! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  20. We love fish tacos. So excited to try this recipe. We are so glad you came to another week of our fun “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please join us again! -The Sisters

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  21. I LOVE fish tacos! Yum! Thanks so much for sharing these at The Little Giggler! :)

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  22. We are having tacos for supper tonight! But your version seems way more delicious!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening!

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  23. I love fish tacos and these look pretty easy and delicious too! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  24. Thanks for linking up at Fabulous Friday. I was skeptical of trying fish tacos too but now I love them!

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  25. nice opinion. thanks for posting.

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  26. Seriously delicious! Fish tacos is one of our favourite summer dinners.

    Thanks so much for adding to our Olympics party, hope you pop by to win the giveaway. C:

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  27. I tried fish tacos only in the past year. Haven't made them at home, though. Will need to consider it. Tho I don't like to fry (not for fat, reasons, but because it's messy). :D

    Another great recipe to link up to GRAND Social. Thank you!

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  28. My husband is addicted to fish tacos! I'll have to try these out. And I Love manipulated sour cream ~ it makes everything better :)

    Thank you for linking up your favorite post to Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Up!
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  29. Mmm...these look so good. I have never had fish tacos but have been wanting to try them for awhile now.

    Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  30. I love fish tacos! thanks for linking up to SAt. Dishes! ~ Paula

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  31. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes. -Savannah

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  32. Hi Evelyn! I've never made fish tacos, but totally want to try them. These sound delicious!! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us and pinned! Happy Monday and hugs!

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  33. We too have an intense fondness for fish tacos! Pinned!

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  34. I don't like fish or seafood, but hubby LOVES it. He loves fish tacos. =0)
    ~Kim
    2justByou

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  35. I wll have to try even though I am not a fish eater these look good

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  36. I have never had a fish taco but I know I would love them as I love fish... This sounds so good and I will be trying it soon. Pinning. coming over from bloggers on Blogger

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  37. I LOVE fish tacos and can't wait to tr yours. They look so fresh and fabulous...great job!

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  38. These look and sound so yummy :) thanks for sharing ...

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  39. These fish tacos look so good! I love all the goodness inside of the tortilla! Checking this out from the lovely ladies link party!

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  40. Oooo, these look so fresh and crunchy and delicious! I am so glad you brought these to Treasure Box Tuesday- sharing on Facebook this afternoon at 6:15 p.m. CST! :D

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  41. These do sound delicious and they look so pretty too! I bet they are wonderful with fresh caught fish! Thanks for sharing them at my Creative Ways Link Party! Have a Happy Mother's Day!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  42. Saw this on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #94 but ironically just shared it on my FB page and pinned as well! Looks really really good!!

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  43. Oh yum!! Those sound and look so delicious Evelyn. :)

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  44. Hi Evelyn,
    Your Fish Tacos look so fresh and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  45. I too was skeptical about fish tacos but I found a great recipe and we have been eating it ever since. Time for a new recipe and this is it!!! Thank you! Pinned!

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  46. Those look delicious, I've never had fish tacos before but have always wanted to try them. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  47. I haven't had fish tacos in awhile - thanks for the reminder and great recipe! :)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))