Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fish Tacos (with homemade pico de gallo and spicy dill sauce)

Our nephew, Jordan was the one who got me interested in making fish tacos. 
He and a friend took a road trip through the States and he continues to rave about how amazing the fish tacos were. We tried them at a couple of restaurants locally but they just were not quite right. 
I set out to make a fish taco that Jord would be proud of.
I think the winner of the evening was the pico de gallo with the dill sauce a close second. 
You can use any type of fish that you like - we went with a pollock fillet. 
We used corn tortillas as that is what is classically used - of course Sue doesn't like corn tortillas. If you are like Sue then feel free to use a flour tortilla - just be aware that it does change the taste and texture of the overall taco. 

Fish Tacos
(with homemade pico de gallo and spicy dill sauce)

Pico De Gallo
1/2 a large tomato, finely diced
2 Tbsp red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 green onion, diced
1/2 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp lime juice
salt & pepper
pinch cumin

Spicy Dill Sauce
2 Tbsp light mayo
2 Tbsp 0 fat Greek yogurt
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp dried dill 
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
sprinkle of garlic powder
sprinkle of salt & pepper
sprinkle of cumin

5 corn tortillas (6 inch)
1 - 2 cups coleslaw (or shredded cabbage)
5 - 100 oz fish fillets

Optional Garnish
lime wedges

Pico De Gallo - In a small mixing bowl, mix together tomato, red onion, cilantro, green onion, garlic, lime juice, salt & pepper, and cumin. 

Let sit AT LEAST 30 minutes for flavors to mingle. 
You can cover and place in fridge and let sit for several hours.
Dill Sauce - In a small mixing bowl, mix together mayo, yogurt, lime juice, dill, and seasonings. 

Let sit AT LEAST 30 minutes for flavors to mingle. 
You can cover and place in fridge and let sit for several hours.
Cook fish - Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
Break fish fillets into medium sized chunks and place on prepared cookie sheet.

Cook at 350 until fish is done - between 10 - 20 minutes.
Heat the tortillas - wet several paper towels. Layer the tortillas on a plate with the paper towel between them. Microwave for several seconds (between 20 - 40 seconds) to warm the tortillas.
Assemble taco - Place corn tortillas on a plate. Place several chunks of fish down the middle of the tortilla. 
Top with about 1/4 cup of the coleslaw (or shredded cabbage).
Then layer on 1 - 2 Tbsp of the dill sauce.
Then layer on 1 - 2 Tbsp of the pico de gallo.

If desired, top with more chopped, fresh cilantro and squeeze of lime. (You can serve with lime wedges)

Fold up sides of tortilla as you pick it up to form a taco.
This recipe makes 5 tacos. You can easily double the recipe to make more!
Using Myfitnesspal the nutritional count per taco is: 
178 calories, 14 carbs, 8 fat, and 41 protein. 
(This is an estimate so please don't take it as gospel!)
I loved these. Jordan said he also really liked them as well. He added a ton more cilantro and lime juice to his as he is a cilantro fiend. 

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  1. I'm with Jordan, loooove cilantro!

  2. this has to be one of my all time favorite dishes, and I can never get the sauce right. I'm going to have to try it!

  3. This inspires me to have another go at tacos! Thanks, Jo and Sue

    1. Aaaaw! Thank you. We really hope you like them! :)

  4. I've always wanted to try fish tacos but never have. These look light and refreshing...especially with the pico and dill sauce. Nice!
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. You should give them a try Michelle! They really are perfect for when you just want something different.

  5. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, I'm the new co-host and would love for you to link up this weekend. I love all the flavours in these, they look great!