For months now, my husband Jack and I have been saying to each other, “We need to share our Fish Taco recipe…” here on A Family Feast! And I’ll share a little secret…I had ulterior motives for wanting to feature this recipe on our blog today.
I just really wanted fish tacos for dinner – I love them so much!
Our recipe takes a classic dish – but adds some wonderful, flavorful twists that make these fish tacos something really special!
Let’s start with the fish. Jack used mahi-mahi (any firm white fish will do) that has been battered and fried in the ABSOLUTE PERFECT fish batter! It’s made with unsweetened lemon/lime soda (*see below for a description) plus a small amount of pickle brine – and the fish fries up with a super light and crispy texture, as well as light and delicious flavor!
Next we layered the fried fish on a soft flour tortilla along with some shredded Napa cabbage, our awesome pickled red onions, fresh pico de gallo – and pickled beets! All of these toppings add bright, fresh flavors that perfectly complement the fish and other flavors in these tacos!
Then the whole thing is smothered in a fantastic, creamy and zesty sauce made from Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, capers, sriracha (for just a hint of heat), more pickle brine (our new, not-so-secret ingredient!), plus oregano and cumin to finish things off.
All of the toppings for these fish tacos can be made in advance, so when it comes time for your meal – just fry up the fish right before serving and then assemble. With so many wonderful and unexpected layers of flavor in this recipe – and the contrasting textures as well – I predict these fish tacos will become one of your favorites – just like it’s one of mine!
*Since publishing this recipe, we’ve been asked to clarify what unsweetened lemon-lime soda is that we used in our recipe. We used our local supermarket’s store brand of an unsweetened (not diet) lemon-lime soda water – essentially an unsweetened seltzer water that had lemon-lime flavoring. A more expensive option would be the lemon flavored Perrier water. If you can’t find this, then an unsweetened seltzer water will work just as well.
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