Fabulous Fish Tacos

Fabulous Fish Tacos


1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tomatoes (approx 1 cup) cored and chopped
pinch of salt

1/2 head fresh napa cabbage, shredded
1-2 fresh mangoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Some extra slices of lime

2 lbs pacific rockfish or other firm, fleshy white fish

1 package white corn tortillas

Optional: sriracha or chili sauce laid out on the table for those who like a bit of heat

Prepare your sauce by mixing the first 5 ingredients together in a bowl. Then, set aside to allow the flavors to mingle.

Prepare the napa cabbage, mangoes and cilantro. And then, set aside, each on their own separate plate.

Lightly season your fish with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil. Grill over medium heat until just flaky in the middle. The rockfish took about 6-8 minutes total (3-4 minutes per side.)

While your fish is grilling, heat your tortillas. A trick I learned is to wrap the desired amount of tortillas in a barely damp paper towel and then, pop them in the microwave for 45 seconds or so. They come out heated through without being dried out. Now, you could get fancy and heat each one in a cast iron skillet but why?

Then, lay your fixin's out on the counter, pull your fish off the grill and call the troops to dinner. Or don't bother calling them, just ring your cow bell over and over and over until the incessant annoying noise causes them to finally abandon their...legos, fort in the woods, gmail chat...and arrive promptly at the table exasperated and saying things like, "Okaaaay Mawwwwwm. You can stop now." Explain to them to take a tortilla (or two), put some fish on it, drizzle on some sauce, sprinkle on their desired amount of cilantro, mangoes and cabbage, a squeeze of lime perhaps and then, after preparing yourself a plate, sit down with your family (or your cat, perhaps) and enjoy.

Yield: Enough for 2 adults and 3 children and a bit leftover


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