Fresh Fish Tacos!

 

Spring is here and my blog has a brand new look thanks to the Blog-doo babes!  I am posting my first spring recipe to celebrate. When it comes to spring recipes, fresh is the name of the game and these fish tacos are as fresh as they come. They also happen to be full of antioxidants, healthy fats, and protein and are gluten and dairy free.

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

 I top these tacos with my fresh salsa recipe but you can also use your favorite store bought salsa or pico de gallo if you don’t have time to make your own.

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

These tacos are so fresh and flavorful you will hard pressed to find better in a restaurant!

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

For me, tacos are all about the tortilla, a lousy tortilla can ruin an otherwise great taco! I always buy my corn tortillas at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Luckily it happens to be right next to Whole Foods market where I buy my fish. These tortillas are handmade daily.

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

 I like to use two different fish for this recipe. My favorite, salmon, and my husbands favorite, halibut. Halibut is in season from April to October but Sprouts carries an all natural frozen halibut fillet in the off season that cooks up great.
 
 

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about buying fish:

1. It’s best not to buy fish wrapped in plastic. You should be able to smell the fish you are buying. I always buy mine from a fishmonger I trust. If he is handling it, cutting it etc… he will know if it’s not fresh.

2. Always buy fish the day you plan on making it.

3. When selecting fish always point to the piece you want. In stores the freshest fish is placed in the front of the window, closest to you, and the fish from the day before is placed in the back, closest to the fishmonger. So when you are looking at the fish closest to you and ask for it, he pulls it from the back. It doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with that fish from the day before, it’s just not the freshest…and you want the freshest!

4. If it’s available to you, use wild caught salmon. Click here to read why.

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

 Season the fish with sea salt, freshly ground pepper (affiliate links) and garlic powder, then  sauté it in coconut oil, butter or ghee. If you are using two kinds of fish, like me, try to keep them separated in the pan.

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

Then just build your taco! Place the fish, hearty romaine, salsa and fresh sprigs of cilantro, drizzle with lime and voila!

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

 

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

 

 

The Recipe: Fresh Fish Tacos and Homemade Salsa

Tips: Handling hot chili peppers can be tricky, see how here. Learn to dice an onion here

 
Fresh Fish Tacos!
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Fresh Mex!
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 12 oz fresh halibut or salmon (or 6 oz of each) cut into 1" cubes
  • sea salt (I use Maldons)
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 T coconut oil, ghee or butter
  • 1 lime quartered
  • handful of cilantro sprigs
  • fresh salsa or pico de gallo (recipe below)
  • 4 corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. Cut fish into 1" cubes, lightly season with sea salt. pepper and garlic powder. Place large pan on cooktop on medium heat. Add a couple tablespoons of coconut oil, butter or ghee. When melted add fish to pan, turning as each side browns. Fish should be done in about 8 minutes.

 
Homemade Salsa
 
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Cuisine: Fresh Mex!
Ingredients
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • ½ of one medium white onion, diced, see how here
  • ¼ of one green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ -1 tsp serrano chilis finely chopped, see how here
  • 2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of half a lime
  • sea salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except Serrano chili. Add chili ½ teaspoon at a time, mixing and tasting in between additions. When the heat is right, cover and refrigerate till serving. (I like 1½ tsp)

 

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13 thoughts on “Fresh Fish Tacos!

  1. First, these look amazing amazing!! I’m a bit clueless as to how to be creative with fish, so I’ll be making these soon! Thank you for some inspiration in the fish department. Second, I love your new design! Beautiful!!

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