I very VERY rarely complain when my husband goes fishing….for many reasons…lol….but of course mostly because I love walleye. He’s a good fisherman and also makes some of the best deep-fried fish I’ve ever had. And, up until the last few years, that’s pretty much the only way we ever ate it. But, insert clean eating and trying to get creative AND….fish tacos entered my world…not so much his…lol. Although, every once in a while he will actually eat his own version of them…minus the cabbage, onion, cilantro, garlic….well, pretty much minus everything but the fish.
Anyhoo, not only are they super easy, they are super delish.
It also doesn’t hurt that we have the WONDERFUL Bountiful Baskets delivery in our home town thanks to awesome coordinators and community volunteers.
I have been out of town for the past several Saturday morning deliveries but finally was here to hit our week on. And, the basket did not disappoint….plus I typically always do at least one add-on.
So, I decided it was the PERFECT basket for fish tacos….I had BB tortillas, I had the best head of cabbage I think I’ve ever seen, I had a red pepper, and I had some huge avocados. The red onion and cilantro I already had.
I first make cabbage slaw so it has time time to set up. I don’t really measure…just cut up cabbage into thin slices and add in 1 red pepper and 1 small red onion. The sauce is also not measured and I just add to taste & consistency but careful with the oil. I start with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), then add Franks Hot Sauce (this is a similar obsession to cilantro these days), fresh lime juice (also from Bountiful Basket!), some garlic, cilantro and creole seasoning. Then, I just pop that back into the fridge while I work on the fish.
I use the grill basket below, which is one of the best inventions ever. I use it all the time…usually for veggies like asparagus, mushrooms, etc. I spray it with the high temp Pam grilling spray and then I lightly coat the fish with coconut oil and then season with Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning. Yes, I like spicy fish & slaw! I grill it at about 350 to 375 but not sure how long….lol. I typically just let it go until it’s a little crispy on one side but not falling apart yet. I honestly don’t really care if it falls apart once I flip it…sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t.
After the fish is done, I throw it on a warm Bountiful Basket tortilla, top it with the cabbage slaw, avocado and MORE cilantro. So light, fresh & filling! One of my favs!
Oh, and I honestly am not sure I ever had an avocado prior to about 2 years ago…maybe in certain things but I think I for most of my life thought guacamole was icky and never gave it a good try. Now, it’s one of my fav things to eat…and it’s a healthy fat…so I have to highly recommend trying it if you haven’t! So good on so many things. Heck, I even eat it plain, with an egg in the pitted hole and popped in the toaster oven for 15 minutes or so. Top that with Tastefully Simple Onion Onion and sriracha and you have a protein packed meal that’s also super easy and super delish! Oh, and if you wanna just scoop it out to make quac or eat it on something else, check out the pic at the bottom. My boss showed me the perfect way to scoop out the good stuff with a spoon!