You don't have to live in San Diego or Mexico to get a great fish taco. With a few simple steps, and just the right sauce, you can make a superb fish or shrimp taco at home.
Start with the most important part: the sauce. While fish or shrimp tacos are a fresh and exciting alternative to the standard beef or chicken taco recipe, the delicate flavors of fish require a bold compliment, which is why it's pertinent for your sauce to have a kick.
The perfect fish taco sauce couldn't be simpler. Just combine one cup of sour cream with one chopped chipotle pepper. And, that's it!
A chipotle (chip-oat-le) is a smoked jalapeno pepper. You can find these spicy jewels in a can in the condiment isle of the grocery store. Look for chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
If you can take the heat, just cut up the pepper and mix it gently into the sour cream. If your palette requires a more mild sauce, scrape the seeds out of the pepper before adding to the sour cream. The adobo sauce alone will provide sufficient heat.
To compile the taco:
Heat a corn tortilla in a little vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet. This will make the tortilla soft and pliable.
Sear the fish or shrimp in a sauté pan with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice. OR deep fry the fish in a batter made from 1 cup beer, 1 cup flour, salt and pepper.
Once your fish is ready, you can build the taco. First spread the prepared sauce onto the cooked corn tortilla, then pile in the fish, and finally top with a little red cabbage for a fresh crunch.
Get your friends together today and wow them with your secret (and simple) fish taco sauce recipe.
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