Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fresh Fish Tacos with Mean Green Sour Cream

Fresh bass with the perfect combination of seasoning and olive oil

You'll love these toppings for your fish taco!

We love tacos! Who doesn't? So when we saw a fish taco recipe on Aarti's blog (our favorite contestant on The Next Food Network Star) we knew we had to try it and make it our own. We did just that, and the results were fantastic! We made them on a week night, but they are also great for entertaining, especially when your guests could build their own taco. Its fun to play with your food for a change!

NOTE: We recommend making the mean green sour cream before you begin to cook the fish because it cooks so fast!

1 pound of bass
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
1/2 teaspoon of coriander
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1 clove of garlic (minced)
Juice and zest of one lime
1/4 cup of olive oil, plus two tablespoons, separated
1/2 yellow onion (sliced)
1 cup of cabbage (shredded)
2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
1 cup of cheddar cheese

Kitchen Essentials:
Ziploc bag
Large non-stick skillet
Measuring cups and spoons
Cutting board
Small bowls for toppings
Food processor

The night before you make the fish tacos, place the fresh bass in a Ziploc bag and place the salt, pepper, paprika, corriander, onion powder, garlic, and 1/4 cup of olive oil in the bag as well and making sure to release the air from the bag and closing tightly. Blend all of the ingredients together by massaging the bag. Chill in the refrigerator over night.

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, place the fish on the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip to the other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Sautee the onions until golden brown, adding a little more olive oil if necessary. That's it! Before you begin to assemble the tacos, shred the fish into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl.

Serve with shredded cabbage with a splash of rice vinegar, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa and mean green sour cream!

Ingredients for mean green sour cream:
1/2 cup of light sour cream
Juice and zest of one lime
1/4 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 cup of cilantro
Pinch of salt and pepper

Place all of the ingredients in the food processor and pulse until completely combined. Scoop onto a bowl and place on fish tacos.


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