Friday, June 11, 2010

Mexico - Fish Tacos

Here is the first recipe for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Menu - Week 1. I'm watching South Africa and Mexico play right now! I may be a little too excited for this World Cup... (OMG, South Africa just scored the first goal of this World Cup!!! WAAAHOOOO!)

Mexican Fish Tacos
Serves 4

  • 8 Small soft tortillas
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried chipotle chili powder or 1 whole canned chili, diced
  • 2 tsp dried ancho chili powder
  • 5 - 10 dashes of Tabasco, depending on how spicy you want it!
  • 1 lb cod or a firm white fish, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 green onions, sliced

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat
  2. Add onions and saute until soft
  3. Add garlic, tomatoes, cumin, chipotle, ancho chili powder and Tabasco to pan
  4. Simmer 5 minutes
  5. Remove mixture from pan
  6. Add more oil if necessary and add cod to pan
  7. Sear cod on both sides until cooked through and then add tomato mixture back to the pan, toss
  8. Warm tortillas if desired
  9. Assemble tacos by dividing the cod and tomato mixture between the 8 tortillas
  10. Top with lettuce, avocado and green onions.
Enjoy the game!

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