Tacos! Who doesn't love tacos? I'm sure people that haven't had a taco, love tacos. Also fried things.
A taco with fried fish is a perfect combo of those things. Some may think this meal is a too difficult to create, but I will have you know that it's extremely easy.
First you will need to get some fish. I would go with any white fish. Tilapia, Flounder, Swai, etc. This can be either fresh fish or frozen fish. Just make sure you thaw the fish prior to frying.
Next ready the batter. All you need is about a cup of flour, a pinch or two of salt, and a teaspoon of baking powder (this will help crisp up the fried shell). Add enough water to make it thick but not too thick. I've heard that you're supposed to chill the batter before usage, but it's not necessary. If you're hungry it's a step you can skip.
Time for the oil. You can use canola or vegetable oil to fry your fish. I'm sure that there are other kinds you can use as well but those two are the most commonly found. I like to use a pot to fry my fish because a shallow pan makes me a bit nervous to have hot oil setting in. How I determine if the oil is ready is by tossing a small amount of flour into the oil. If it sizzles it's good to go. You can also use a thermometer but I haven't gotten around to buying one yet.
Whip up an egg in a bowl, dip the fish first into the beaten egg mixture, then into the batter making sure everything gets coated, and then into the oil. Be sure to place the fish away from you as to avoid getting burned by any splashed oil. After a few minutes flip the fish over so everything cooks evenly. Remove once the skin is a nice golden brown color and place onto some paper towel. Add a sprinkling of salt to the fish right after you take it out.
Now for the fun stuff. For the tortillas I tend to go with a corn that I warm up in a pan. My husband, Josh, is a fan of flour. Either will work.
You can top it with guacamole, traditional salsa, an avocado/Greek yogurt dressing, or a mango salsa. A diced mango, a diced tomato, chopped cilantro, and a bit of salt to enhance the flavors.
Bam! You're done! You have just created an delicious meal that hopefully was easily created that your tastebuds will thank you for. I've made this a few times now and love it every time.
What are some of your favorite dishes? Let me know in the comments below.