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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

fabulous fish tacos

howdy, friends!
now... one thing you should know:
the hubs & i do not particularly care for fish.
but, the other day
i had a fever...
& the only cure was more cowbell... err...
fish tacos.

my beloved BFC
{barefoot contessa ;)}
had a recipe for phenomenal looking fish tacos.
but i wanted to add my own twist
with guacamole
& jalapeño coleslaw.

so, here we go:

fish tacos

{for 4 fish tacos}

1/2 lb. tilapia filets
1 1/2 c all purpose flour, separated
1 c dark beer
1 Tbs chipotle chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp lemon pepper
vegetable oil, for frying

1. heat oil to 325 f.

2. coat tilapia filets in flour.

3. in a large bowl, combine 1 c flour, beer, chili powder, onion powder, garlic salt & lemon pepper. coat floured filets in the beer batter.
*if you don't want to use beer, use sparkling water instead.

4. fry until golden brown.
*if you find your fish not cooking all the way through, heat oven to 350 f, place fish on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet, & bake 10 minutes, or until fish is cooked all the way through.

jalapeño coleslaw:
1 small head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 jalapeño, diced small
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced small
zest & juice of 1 lime
2-3 Tbs red wine vinegar

1. in a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
*the longer you let this sit, the better it will taste! i would recommend making it a day ahead.

1 avocado, diced
1/2 tomato, diced
1/4 onion, diced
juice of 1/2 a lime
1/2 tsp minced garlic
salt & pepper, to taste

1. combine avocado, tomato, onion, lime juice & garlic in a bowl. smoosh with a fork.

2. taste before you add salt & pepper... some people don't put it in their guacamole; i find it necessary.

other ingredients:
{we like flour}
chipotle mayo

1. on a tortilla, spread a thin layer of chipotle mayo & guacamole.

2. top with jalapeño coleslaw.

3. place fried fish on coleslaw.

4. fold & enjoy!

for not liking fish,
this recipe has quickly become a staple in our house.
it's so good...
& reminds me so much of the beach
& california.

until next time,

dowlings, out!
{i don't know what we were thinking...}

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  1. Seriously do you laugh hysterically when taking those dowlings, out pictures? I LOVE them - they always make me smile a big huge crazy goofy smile! This one might be my favorite! The fish tacos -........-yummmmmm. My kids might even eat fish this way!

  2. This sounds so good! I love Ina Garten, but missed this recipe somewhere along the way. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Found you on one of the foodie blog hops today and so glad to do so! I, for one, do love fish tacos, and am constantly trying to find new recipes! Thanks for sharing yours! Now following and will def'ly try your recipe.....please stop by for my weekend blog hop if you have a moment for anything related to fresh recipes, decor, photography, etc. Thanks ....Roz at la bella vita