It’s officially Taco Tuesday!!
Today I’ll be sharing my tacos de pescado/ fish tacos recipe! It’s easy and absolutely delicious! There are quite a few kinds of fish you can prepare the tacos with, I personally recommend tilapia as it seems to soak the marinate better, not having a very distinctive taste itself unlike salmon for example. Feel free to experiment and let me know your favorite “taco fish” in the comments below! Here’s how I make it:
You will need:
A pack of hard taco shells
1lbs fresh tilapia fillets
For the marinate:
1/4 cup of tequila (I prefer dark kind like Jose Cuervo Especial)
1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice
3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
1/2 freshly squeezed oj
1 tea spoon: sea salt, cumin, coriander
1/2 cup of papaya or pineapple cut in cubes (optional)
For the filling:
1 large white onion (finely chopped)
1 cup cut up fresh lettuce
1 cup fresh peeled tomatoes (cut in cubes)
1 jalepeño (finely chopped)
Bunch of fresh cilantro (finely cut)
2-3 tea spoons freshly squeezed lime juice+ oj
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
1 fresh avocado (sliced)
How to make it:
Mix the marinate ingredients with the fish and let it “soak” in the fridge, covered with foil for 2-3 h (I do it overnight).
Grill the fish in a fry pan on medium heat, occasionally stirring until it becomes golden brown and your kitchen smells amazing.
Warm up the taco shells in the oven based on the package instructions.
Mix the stuffing ingredients well.
Stuff your tacos with 2 table spoons of the prepared (chilled) fish and 3-4 table spoons of the mixed stuffing ingredients.
You can serve the tacos with a side of refried beans and/or rice or just enjoy them on their own, which is also the healthier option.
Xo, Silvia Mèlange