Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fish Tacos With Red Cabbage, Mango, and Chipotle Sauce (Inspired by The Hobbit Cafe)

So my quest continues for the best fish taco in the Houston area...
What determines THE BEST fish taco you might ask? Well for me it has to have these three essential things:
1) A delicious sauce
2) The fish must be cooked/seasoned well
3) A balance of flavors/textures
The best one I have had so far in my taco journey is the one from Hobbit Cafe, the fish was on point, the chipotle sauce was slightly spicy and the mango salsa added some sweetness - it was awesome! I am not ashamed to admit I have ordered these things three times...in a row.

I finally decided to make some tacos of my own, partially from being inspired but mostly due to withdrawals. You could mix some diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro in with the mango to make a salsa if you're feeling extra fancy but I personally just like the mango bits - it's up to you.

Fish Tacos

serves 4-5

Package of corn tortillas, grilled
I use Swai because of it's light flavor and flaky texture (2 fillets) but you could really use any type of white fish (Swai fillets are large so if you're using a smaller white fish you might have to use 4 fillets)
Seasoning mix:
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
salt + pepper
1 TBS olive oil

1.Make sure fish is dry then mix spices together and rub both sides of fish down.
2.Heat oil on medium high heat in saute pan. Cook fish 3-4 min. on each side then gently flake apart for filling

1 mango, diced small
1 cup chopped red cabbage
fresh lime for garnish

Chipotle Sauce...
1/2 cup mayo
2 tsp fresh lime juice
tsp honey
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
pinch of cumin

Mix together to make a sauce. To assemble, take tortilla and cover with a thin layer of sauce, followed by fish, cabbage, mango, and more sauce.

If you know of a taco place I need to check out in the Houston area let me know!

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