Fish Tacos: Marinated Cod with Guacamole and Red Cabbage Slaw on Home Made Tortillas

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Having invited friends for dinner and wanting to spend a little more time cooking something special, I decided to have a ‘Mexican’ themed meal. Although I love to eat food, I’m not especially keen on cooking meals that have lots of steps. I’m a one pot wonder lover! 🙂

I decided try my hand at making my own tortillas, guacamole, and coleslaw to go with the tacos. So all in all, a lot more than one pot used! 😀

I cooked for 6 people, but there was plenty left over. So here goes…

Cumin and Lemon Marinated Cod

Cumin and Lemon Marinated Cod

  1. Fish

Ingredients

  • 500g white fish (I used cod, but any firm white fish works)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  • Cut fish into big chucks, put in a medium bowl
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the fish, sprinkle over the cumin powder and salt and pepper
  • Toss the fish in the lemon juice and seasoning, then cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight
  • Take out an hour before cooking to allow the fish to come to room temperature
  • Grill the fish for 8 minutes in the oven (200 degrees C) or pan fry with a little oil until just cooked
Guacamole

Guacamole

2. Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 tbs chopped coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Method

  • Roughly chop the avocado and squeeze over the juice of the lime, ensure all avocado is coated in lime juice
  • Sprinkle cayenne, cumin and salt over the avocado, then mash it all into a chunky paste with a potato masher or fork
  • Add the tomatoes, onions, garlic and coriander and toss it all together until evenly distributed
  • Cover and refrigerate, take out an hour before serving to bring to room temperature
Red Cabbage Slaw

Red Cabbage Slaw

3. Red Cabbage Slaw

Ingredients

  • Small head of red cabbage
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper

Method

  • Finally shred the cabbage, squeeze over the lime and drizzle over the oil
  • Sprinkle over the salt and pepper, toss it all together until cabbage is well coated
Tortillas

Tortillas

4. Tortillas

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water

Method

  • Mix all ingredients together and knead for about 5 minutes
  • Portion into 16 balls of dough and roll out each one into a small tortilla (6-8 cm)
  • Dry fry each tortilla, on a high heat, for a minute on each side (it may take less time so keep an eye on them!)
  • Keep the cooked tortillas covered with a clean tea towel so they keep soft
Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

I served all the elements of this dish in separate bowls so the guests could assemble their own tacos.  I also roasted a tray of sweet potatoes to go with the fish tacos, the flavours seemed to work quite well!  Put some extra sour cream and chopped coriander on the table too. 😀

 

 

 

 

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