A Fish Tale
Since I work in a local chain grocery store and then shop on my days I work for my personal chef clients, hubby does our personal grocery shopping. He has been doing it for so many years I can't remember. We have a computer generated shopping list and we just check things off that we are out of and off he goes. The problem with that is...well he buys things that aren't on the list. A month ago he bought some Tilapia. I don't really like fish that much so it's just been sitting there taking up space where we could have MEAT! So I had to come up with an idea to get rid of the fish and actually like it when I fix it.
I know how much hubby loves going to San Diego on business and eating things there. He always comes home and tells me about what he eats and then he wants me to make it. I spend time looking for recipes on the net that sound like what he ate. So, I am thankful for the Food Network. This recipe is from their web site. It's easy and it tastes good.
Baja Fish Tacos
1 cup Mayo
1/4 cup milk
4 TBS lemon juice
1 tsp garlic salt
Mix all ingredients together and set aside
2 pkgs Tempura Batter Mix
1 can beer
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
24 ounces boneless cod, cut into 2-inch pieces
6 corn tortillas
2 cups shredded cabbage
Preheat fryer or deep pot halfway with oil to 375 degrees F.
Mix 1 of the packages of batter, but only use 1/2 the required amount of water and use beer for the remaining amount instead. Add the beer until the batter becomes almost like a heavy cream consistency.
Using the other package of batter-add salt and garlic powder, coat cod pieces with the dry mix, then dip into prepared batter. Deep fry for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
Place fried cod pieces on warmed tortillas, add white sauce to fish, a little shredded cabbage and a squeeze of lime to taste.
I really didn't want to fry fish. So we just grilled the fish and added some lime juice, salt and pepper. We didn't have cod but used Tilapia instead. I did use everything else the recipe called for. Here is the end result.