I don’t think I have ever told you guys this before but I am a big fan of fish tacos. My love for fish tacos started a number of years ago when I discovered them at a place in Seattle named Blue Water Taco. I used to go there on my lunch hour… so good! I was in the grocery store today and I told the lady at the Cooking Connection that I needed an idea for something to make. She suggested Fish Tacos. I told her that I had never done it before and she handed me a recipe card and told me to give it a try.
The first thing I did was prepare the fish. I used Tilapia which seems to be the most common white fish around these parts. A little olive oil, some lemon pepper and a special pepper mixture brushed all over the fish.
This is the first time I have ever bought cabbage and I am pretty sure there is nothing else I will ever use cabbage for. I wasn’t sure what would happen when I cut into it. I was surprised by how pretty it is. Lily even made a comment about it looking a lot better once it was cut.
I chopped up the cabbage and added the Southwest Sauce.
The recipe calls for the Pico de Gallo to be added to the sauce but I decided to leave it on the side. The reason I didn’t add it is because in this house Pico is a very common snack and I know it will be eaten no matter what.
Once the fish was done baking I cut it into pieces and put it in a bowl. Then I set all the other ingredients out on the table.
One very important ingredient is the tortilla. We are very lucky to live in a city where we can buy fresh, warm tortillas any time of the day. When you pick them up at the grocery store they are literally so warm that I always seem to toss them in the cart really quick. Each tortilla is seperated by a sheet of wax paper. Sooo good!
Once you assemble your taco it will look something like this.
Oh and just for fun I also served some Gulf Coast Peel & Eat Shrimp. The grocery store I shop at will steam them for you for free. I always ask for them to be steamed with lemon pepper seasoning. So tasty!
I would 100% make this again. Lily didn’t like the actual taco part but she loved eating the fish and pico de gallo together.