Last week I promised you the recipe for simple fish tacos Leila requested on her birthday. I make these all the time, and the kids go crazy for them. I think part of the reason is because the fish, while delicious, is also mild in flavor (and not “fishy” at all). The other reason is because Joe and Leila love any kind of meal they get to “dress up” with toppings.
recipe adapted from Annie’s Eats
- Juice of 1 lime (plus extra limes for serving)
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 3 Tbsp. minced cilantro (plus more for serving)
- ¼ tsp. cumin
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1.5 lb. cod (or other white fish)
- Salt to taste
- For serving:
- Corn tortillas
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Green onions, chopped
- Cilantro, minced
- Fresh lettuce (or arugula)
- Radishes, thinly sliced
- Red cabbage, shredded
- Shredded cheese and whatever else you like!
- 6-inch flour tortillas
- Marinate fish in combination of lime juice, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, cumin and cilantro for 10-15 minutes.
- Preheat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil to the pan then cook fish 3 minutes per side (or until fish flakes easily). If your pan is too small, feel free to cut the fish into multiple pieces to cook evenly.
- Serve with warmed corn tortillas, toppings, and salsa. Let everyone make their own!
Have you ever made your own fish tacos?