I like to master all sorts of ethnic cuisines. Probably what started my love for learning ethnic cuisines was working in a Mexican restaurant and eventually becomeing a manager there. I learned many, many Mexican dishes while working there and some I use for every day meals and I have also served Mexican buffets at parties we have had. Over the last couple of years I have been concentrating on turning all meals in to more healthy versions of themselves. Because my family likes to have tacos on Tuesday which is a tradition we call Taco Tuesday on certain Tuesdays when I am trying to be more healthy I will fix fish tacos. These fish tacos are not completely traditional but come fairly close and of course the changes to make them lower in fat and healthier take them a bit further away from tradition, but they are very tasty.
Healthy Mexican Inspired Fish Tacos
2 pounds of white fish
2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
5 garlic cloves crushed and finely chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt (regular salt is fine if that is all you have)
1 pinch of ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch cumin
1 full egg and 1 egg white
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 package low or no fat flour tortillas
1 cucumber peeled and cut into strips and then the strips cut in half
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
zest of 2 lemons
optional lime wedges
Wash the fish under cold water and pat dry. Cut the fish in to cubes. Combine all of the dry ingredients in to a bowl and stir to combine. In another bowl place the eggs, garlic, and worcestershire sauce and mix till the eggs are scrambled.
Take the fish nuggets a few at a time and stick them in the egg mixture, then in to the flower mixture to coat. Continue until all fish nuggets are covered. Place in a baking pan and bake in the oven that is already at 350 degrees. Then bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the fish seemes cooked through. You should turn them about half way through the cooking.
You can either heat the tortillas one at a time in a frying pan or place them on a microwave safe plate all piled on top of one another cover with a paper towel and microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds. Add 5 seconds for each tortilla over 8.
Low Fat Spicy Tarter Sacue
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 or 2 chipotle peppers depending on how hot you want the sauce, seed and chop.
3/4 cup low fat or no fat mayonaise
1 scallion chopped to desired consistency
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 large dill pickle chopped finely
Mix all ingredients together.
To build your tacos start by spreading the tarter sauce on a tortilla and then top with the fish followed by the cilantro, zest cucumber, and arugala. If desired squirt with lime juice.
Note: This recipe is my own creation any likenes to any other recipe is purely coincidental.