3.12.2011

Saturday Supper: Cilantro & Lime Fish Tacos w/ Adobo Sauce

When I was in Maine for new year's one of my girlfriends and I went to this cute little Mexican restaurant three times in one week just for the fish tacos. They were that good. And even though we just posted a fish recipe, my mom was in town last weekend and she's constantly telling us that we need to eat more fish, so what better time to try to replicate the delicious fish tacos from new year's?
Cilantro & Lime Fish Tacos w/ Adobo Sauce

for the fish:
1 T. olive oil
2 T. lime juice
zest from one lime
1 1/2 t. honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. chili powder
1 t. Old Bay seafood seasoning
1/2 t. ground black pepper
1 t. hot pepper sauce such as tabasco, to taste
1 pound fish fillet (tilapia, salmon, or any other fish will work)

for the dressing:
1 - 8 oz. container light or fat-free sour cream
up to 1/2 c. adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
2 T. fresh lime juice
zest from one lime
1/4 t. cumin
1/4 t. chili powder
1/2 t. Old Bay seafood seasoning
salt & pepper to taste

suggested toppings:
small tortillas, warmed
3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 small head of cabbage, shredded
sliced avocados or fresh guacamole
shredded cheese
lime wedges

1. In a small bowl, combine all of the fish seasoning ingredients except for the fish, whisking until combined

2. Place fish in a frying pan and coat all sides with the marinade. Cook fish over medium heat, flaking apart in large flakes as it cooks

3. While fish cooks combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl, starting with just 1 T of adobo sauce and adjusting to taste. Brands vary and some can be incredibly spicy!

4. Spread a generous amount of sauce on each warm tortilla, add several flakes of fish and top with toppings as desired, serve

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4 comments:

  1. Hi there!

    I'm from Maine (Portland) and am really curious which mexican restaurant you went to while you were visiting.

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  2. I can't wait to try these. I was just looking for some good recipes for the week as I'm going grocery shopping today. ALways hard to plan our family meals each week! :)

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  3. Hi Kelly - it's called El Rayo Taqueria and is just up the hill from Becky's. Their website is:
    http://elrayotaqueria.com/

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  4. Can't wait to try this recipe! I can put it in rotation with one of our favs: Tilapia Pitas:

    http://necessarypleasures.blogspot.com/2011/01/tilapia-pitas.html

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