Today, September 16th, is Mexican Independence Day. I’ve written about the history in previous post here as well as recently in a post for my Mexico On My Plate column. If you would like the history you can read any of those posts or read up on Wikipedia.
To be honest growing up my family didn’t celebrate or do anything special for el dia de independencia. Had we been living in Mexico of course we would have joined all the fiestas and partaken in the food feasting. It is not a holiday I mention to my anglo husband or one I make too much of a big deal about. But still we’ll take any excuse to eat Mexican food. We’ve been eating Mexican food this whole week as our way of celebrating. One of the meals we ate were these fish tacos.
I didn’t grow up eating fish tacos. These were the first fish tacos I’ve ever eaten or cooked. My husband was the one who requested them and so I just winged it. If you research fish tacos you will come across battered and fried recipes. They sound great but I was looking for a hassle free meal that would take little time to prepare. My recipe really isn’t much of a recipe as it’s quite simple. Feel free to play around with the spices and adjust to your own taste. Let the fiesta begin!
Easy Fish Tacos For Two:
500 g or 1 lb fish fillets, cut into strips
1 lime, juiced
handful chopped cilantro
salt to taste
pinch ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Pico de Gallo salsa
finely chopped cilantro
finely chopped onion
jalapenos or hot sauce
1. Heat the oil then saute the garlic for 2 minutes. Add the fish strips and season, allow to cook for 3 minutes. Pour the lime juice into the pan and continue cooking until fish is firm, about 10 minutes.
If you have the luxury of having extra or plenty corn tortillas layer two together, place some of the cooked fish. Top using any of the suggested toppings and serve.
Here are a few other suggestions if you feel like joining in the celebration, or just need an excuse to eat Mexican food.
Other Fish Taco Recipes:
Travel Tuesday: fish tacos, Hotel California style by Mardi – eat.live.travel.write