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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

My significant other and I were recently traveling through Maine and found a Mexican restaurant for lunch. The special of the day was fish tacos and they were GREAT!

While relishing these amazingly good tacos, realized that I have never published my recipe for fish tacos so here it is.

For the fish, I use cod or haddock since I live on the east coast of Canada and it's what is most available for me. Talapia or any other white fish would do just as well.

Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

4 Small Flour Tortillas
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 pound fresh or thawed fish fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 cups chopped lettuce (any variety)

For the Creamy Chipotle Sauce:
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo (seeded)
1 cup sour cream

Place the chipotle chiles and sour cream in a blender or use a hand blender and process until sauce is somewhat smooth. Mix in more or less of the adobo depending on how spicy you want the sauce. Set sauce aside.

In a skillet set at medium heat, add the vegetable oil, cumin, cinnamon, garlic and cilantro. Saute those ingredients for 2-3 minutes being careful not to burn the garlic (if it turns dark brown, discard and start again).

Scoop the spices, to the side of the pan and add the fish fillets to the pan. Spread the spices over the fillets. Cover and cook for 3 minutes or until fish is mostly cooked. Then add in lime juice and let cook for 1 more minute or until the fish flakes easily.

Heat the tortillas (either in foil in the oven or in damp paper towel in the microwave for 30 seconds). Lay each of the warmed tortillas on a cutting board and place one-quarter of both the field greens and fish on the center of each tortilla. Then top each the Creamy Chipotle Sauce.

Fold the tortillas over to form tacos and serve immediately.

These go great with 5 Minute Mexican Rice or our Refried Black Beans.

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  • At 4:23 PM, Blogger Josue "The Captain" Cano said…

    OMG this sounds soo good. Any creamy salsa just adds more flavor.

  • At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yum, I love taco's and im going to try this recipe out.
    check out my blog!

  • At 9:47 PM, Blogger Sandra said…

    Hi can you tell me the name of a dish it has Bread ,Cheese and Raisins and Cinnamon layered. Thanks!!!

  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger Travis Harvey said…

    I just made my own little batch of Chipotles en adobo, I'll definately give this a shot in a few days. If my chipotles are good ill post the recipe here in a few weeks

    great blog. Best regards from Oaxaca

  • At 6:46 AM, Blogger Linda Symonds said…

    Please do post your recipe. I love to try new recipes too.
    Cook Mexican Food Tonight

  • At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Mommies Magazine said…

    This sounds like a really interesting recipe. I'm sick of the same 'ol tacos that I make for my family - so trying something new would definitely be a great change. :)

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • At 9:41 PM, Anonymous jose said…

    looks great i'm staring with my blog about mexiacn food i'll be posting real home made recipes.
    BookJunkee00 i guess you mean "capirotada" let me know if you want the recipe to post it.

  • At 12:44 PM, Anonymous gowns said…

    I love this recipe.I have been toying with a chipotle cream sause for a while now. It kind of reminds me of a hot bbq sauce but the heat is more even. With chipotle in adobo I have tried mixing items with it like ranch, Mayo, sour cream and of course bbq sauce.

  • At 5:19 AM, Anonymous Chef Jay said…

    This is one great recipe. I just love Mexican Food. Have you tried some canning salsa recipes? It's also good and delicious.

  • At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Brianne said…

    This sounds amazing!! I'm actually currently looking for original and creative Mexican-inspired dishes for Cacique’s Go Auténtico Challenge (recipe contest), and this looks like a great recipe for it! You should really enter this recipe on the site:
    Just throw in a couple Cacique products, like Crema Mexicana Agria instead of sour cream, and I think your recipe would do really well! The top four finalists will be flown to New York City in the beginning of December (all-expenses-paid) to compete in a nationally televised cook-off at Food Network Celebrity Chef Aaron Sanchez’s restaurant, for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Napa and 5-day culinary bootcamp at The Culinary Institute of America. I’m emailing you because we’re looking for more contestants with good recipes and I think this recipe has great potential.

  • At 12:40 PM, Anonymous babs said…

    Fish Tacos are great when you get a good recipe else they are just a mushy mess.

    This is one the best- made this last night for me and hubby.

    Thanks for a sweet recipe. We thought they were fab.

  • At 12:57 AM, Anonymous Rift Game Downloads said…

    I love nachos and this would definitely help me to make different flavor nachos in a short time! Great post!

  • At 5:51 PM, Anonymous goedkopereisinformatie said…

    I just love taco's. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  • At 5:41 PM, Anonymous la mexicano said…

    Looks good and I feel it's more even good if you partner it with cold beer. Oh i love that scene. Thanks for sharing it.

  • At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My new challenge.. fish taco's my Mexican husband loves them so I guess I better try and make some, thanks heaps for the post.

  • At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Pakistani Lawn Collection said…

    love this recipe.. thanks for sharing..

  • At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Rob Johnson said…

    Delicious! Great food sensory here!

  • At 6:08 PM, Anonymous crazy mexican blogger said…

    Oh Yum Yum ~ my hubby and I both LOVE Mexican food!! I'm your newest follower! And FYI, I grew up right next door - in Nebraska!! Actually going there this Thursday! :-)

  • At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey! this looks amazing... yours is one of the only authentic mexican blogs I've seen! could i request a chicken enchilada recipe when you have the feeling for it!? i am desperate for a real good one! thanks! Zoe (South Africa)

  • At 4:38 PM, Anonymous edmonton food maniac said…

    I myself is one of the proud fanatic of tacos and this one really entices my palate.

  • At 7:29 PM, Blogger La Vita Di Cottura said…

    Those fish tacos sound amazing!!!

  • At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Food home delivery said…

    I can wat anything but fish, but trust me this one is an exception :)
    Food home delivery


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