Many people know about them and eat them wholeheartedly.
But other people are all like "Ewwwwww."
I'm only basing the "Ewwww" reaction on two people though.
Who shall remain nameless.
By the way, have I ever introduced you to my mother and mother-in-law?
For no particular fish taco reason.
The Noble Fish Taco
From The North Coast Journal, Humboldt Co, CA (July 14, 2011)
There is no middle of the road with fish tacos. People who haven’t tried one furrow their collective brow at the idea. “Fish? In a taco?” Those who have tasted the truth revel in the delight that is the perfect fish taco. They tend to be gloriously dogmatic in their conviction that we should all eat them every day. If you’re one of the unconvinced you owe it to yourself to keep trying. Find (or create) one that is true to the external form and underlying romance that is the fish taco.
Okay, here's the scoop on the fish tacos I made...
They are gooood!!
That's the carrot cake I picked up at New Pioneer...wait a minute here....
these are the fish tacos,
but it's hard to see the fish.
Now you can see the fish!
It was yummy too; coated in cayenne and corn meal and healthily baked in the oven instead of deep fat frying...yum!
This was a menu of Fish Tacos that included toppings of:
2. Creamy Remoulade Sauce
3. Roasted Corn, Pepper and Black Bean Salsa
Ima just link to Paula Deen's Recipes here for you to print out instead of me a-cuttin' and a-pastin' at the end
this time, k?
Click on the links below for the full recipes...
Here's the Fish Tacos, Remoulade and Coleslaw recipes
Here's the Roasted Corn, Pepper, and Black Bean Salsa Recipe
I must profess, I took very few pictures. Crap.
Oh, stop your clapping and hollering and jumping up and down... it's embarassing. For me.
So my fish pictures consist of the cornmeal and cajun seasoning mixed together.
And the sliced Tilapia
(I used Tilapia instead of Catfish) thrown in.
Aaaaaand now we have the baked fish in the taco.
Yup, that's it.
That's all the pictures I have of that arduous process.
Hmm, I must have been hanging with a yittle tiny baby named Little Boy Blue or been socializing with guests more than taking pictures eh?
And these are the fixins for the coleslaw.
Now this coleslaw has no mayo in it.
It's super light and crunchy.
Hey, when I just typed "crunchy", this song just popped in my head.....Weird.
mix the coleslaw mix, red onions, radishes and cilantro together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey and salt and pepper.
Add to the coleslaw and toss. This smells wonderful by the way.
Looks nice and light and healthy eh?
Maybe that's how Olivia Newton John stayed so skinny, she probably ate lots of light coleslaw.
On fish tacos.
Let's move on to the Roasted Corn, Pepper, and Black Bean Salsa.
Oh my, this side or topping was such a nice complement to the crunchiness of the Olivia Newton John Coleslaw and the crunchy taco shells.
So line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Halve the roma tomatoes and the Poblano peppers. Place the halved tomatoes and peppers on the baking sheet. Spread the corn out amongst the peppers.
And then bake until the vegetables look blistered, about 20 minutes.
Oh it smells so good...those peppers, tomatoes and roasted corn...
Mmmm, serious good aroma.
So chop up the roasted tomatoes and peppers.
Add to the roasted corn along with olive oil, chopped green onions, black beans, garlic, lime juice and salt and pepper.
OH! I almost forgot...the Creamy Remoulade Sauce! Now all this is, is sour cream, minced garlic, green onions minced, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and fresh dill. That's all! This is fantastic! So make that up real quick.
Look at that freshly chopped dill, don't ya love it!
So let's put our fish tacos together shall we?
Start with the fish that was lightly coated and baked in that cornmeal and cajun seasoning.
Let's add some
Olivia Newton John Coleslaw.
Oh by the way, out of respect to sweet Olivia, please don't play B-17. It's kind of painful for her. So if you are ever at a diner/bar with a jukebox, have some consideration.
Now, we're gonna add that Roasted Corn, Pepper and Black Bean Salsa.
Startin' to look tasty, yes?
Well, there's one more thing we have to add...
We're adding that Creamy Remoulade Sauce. Yes we are.
And then we is a-gonna dig into that crunchy yumminess with our mouths. Here goes.
Well, I thought about it but decided against it :)
So these are my final thoughts on these
Paula Deen Fish Tacos with all the fixins.
SCRUMPTIOUS I WOULD EVEN SAY.
Oh, be careful, don't overbake the fish.
Angie has a little problem with that one but I'm a-workin' on it.
Okay, that's about it for today
boys and girls!!!
Have a good Friday!
Enjoy the bee-u-tiful weather!!