Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ranch Recipes #14: Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos 2
Last night I prepared my version of a delicious summer favorite- fish tacos.
You will not find a simpler version.

*fresh corn tortillas
Tip:  When selecting a package of commercially prepared corn tortillas, gently flip flop the package in your hand-
if the tortillas move easily, they are fresh.

*tilapia filets

*1 1/2 Tbs. real butter

*1 1/2 Tbs. olive oil

*flour for dusting

*package of shredded cole slaw cabbage 

*your favorite cole slaw dressing
*your favorite pico de gallo



In a bowl, add the cole slaw dressing to the shredded cabbage and chill it in the refrigerator.

Melt the butter in a large skillet on medium high heat.

When melted, add the olive oil.

Season the tilapia filets with your favorite seasoning.  I prefer TexJoy.

Dust each filet lightly with flour.

Cook the filets on medium high heat in the butter/olive oil mixture.

Tip:  Using a butter/olive oil mixture and lightly dusting the filets is a tip given to me by my dear friend and neighbor Karen .

When flaky remove the cooked filets from the skillet.

In another skillet, heat vegetable oil.

Using a fork or tongs, gently dip the corn tortillas-
one at a time-
into the heated oil to soften them.

Drain on a paper towel.

I like layering the prepared ingredients in this order.

cole slaw
pico de gallo
a dollop of guacamole.

Tip: All of my ingredients are ‘store bought’.

Living in South Texas we have access to freshly made pico de gallo and guacamole at our local

The cole slaw adds the perfect sweetness.

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Jean | said...

Laura, this looks like such a refreshing summer meal! And it reminds me - I don't cook fish nearly often enough.

Lorilee said...

Looks and sounds delicious. We have an HEB Plus just down the road. I love their Pico.

Babs said...

Your are making me so hungry, because I LOVE fish tacos. Yours look/sound delicious. I'm not familiar with TexJoy, I'll check it out online. Thanks for the recipe.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Looks like a great recipe. Best part... All ingredients are store bought! Will definitely try it soon!

Alex M said...

My friend makes these a lot and now you've convinced me I have to as well. Tilapia is great because it's affordable and healthy!

Karen said...

Dear Neighbor,
You have inspired me! We had fish tacos for lunch but alas, I did not prepare them. But for us, they are the perfect summer, hot day dish... light, spicey, and with a touch of sweet.
And thanks for the "Dear Daughters" post. You know how crazy I am about those. You have so much great wisdom to share.
Glad you're "back".
Ladybug Creek

Theresa said...

We are at the beach and I notice fish tacos on so many menus! Haven't tried them yet, but there is always today:) Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

Donnamae said...

That sounds wonderful!! Thanks. ;)

Pura Vida said...

oh my Lord my hubs loves fish tacos!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! My, that menu is simply mouth-watering and lipsmacking! Can I have some too? Just kidding! Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing a different recipe for this taco. I love using ground beef but I would to try something new and delicious. Thanks a whole bunch for this! See ya!

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