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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fish Tacos

HOWDY friends!  Sorry it’s been so long since I checked in.  I have been crazy-busy with real life, and just haven’t had time to blog.  I have been doing some recipe testing though, so hopefully I’ll have a chance to catch up on posting some of those soon.

I started a new job today, and I believe it will be a true blessing.  I should have a much lighter work schedule now, and hopefully more time to spend with my family…and you.

Anyway…I celebrated getting home early today by cooking dinner for my husband, Mom and step-father.  My darling hubby has been doing most of the cooking during the week for a while now because of my crazy schedule.  I’m hoping I’ll get to do more of that now as well.

I made some yummy fish tacos, one of our favorites, and I thought I’d take a minute to share my recipe…if you want to call it a recipe.  I don’t really measure anything, just mix it up and cook it.  I made these up based on my father-in-law's fried catfish recipe...with some panko added for extra crunch.

We eat these pretty often.  They are soooooo easy to throw together in a hurry, and even good left over to take in your lunch the next day.

Give these a try…you’ll like ‘em, I’m sure!

Fish Tacos
fish (I prefer a mild white fish – I’ve used Swai and Mahi Mahi)
hot sauce (I prefer Frank’s Red Hot)
yellow corn meal
lemon pepper
hot oil
coleslaw (your favorite…or mine…)
corn tortillas (recently I’ve been using HEB’s Mixla corn & flour blend tortillas…they have a good corn taste, but don’t break as easily when bending)
salsa (any kind will do, but I love Zaasschila Salsa Guacamole and Habanero)

Basically, I just cut the fish into bite-sized pieces, dip it into the hot sauce, then dredge it in a mixture of cornmeal, panko (about 2 parts cornmeal to 1 part panko) & lemon pepper (to taste), then fry it in hot oil, and drain on paper towel before serving.  You can deep fry it or just fry it in a skillet on the stove.  If you do it on the stove top, just be sure to turn the fish so that both sides get nicely browned.

I don’t really know how long to say you should cook it…just until it starts to brown on both sides.  It cooks very quickly, and the whole meal comes together in no time.

Fill warm corn tortillas with fish, and top with coleslaw and salsa.  Enjoy!

I’ll post my coleslaw recipe too, just so you’ll have it.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

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