Tortilla Lime Crusted Fish Tacos

October 20, 2011
Isn’t it strange how when you are looking for something, you can’t find it anywhere and how when you finally get what you were looking for, you start noticing it everywhere?
For example, I own a pug. I never noticed how many people had pugs until I got one!
I know I kind of sound like a space cadet right now, but just let me make my case.
Back in my dark ages, AKA the vegetarian years, I wasn’t getting enough protein. Maybe it’s because a foot long veggie sub from the Subway in the basement of your dorm building everyday is not a balanced diet.
In order to avoid becoming anemic, I decided to eat fish. So I was a “Pescatarian,” which is just a slippery slope to eventually allowing yourself a cheeseburger here and there, then just full on eating meat.
Every time we went out I would have to get the cheese this or veggie that or, God forbid, the meal comprised of all refried beans*.
*My guilty pleasure fast food joint shall remain nameless…. All I’m saying is, at the time, I did not know their beans contained lard.
All I wanted was a good fish taco.
When I no longer was in search of fish tacos, and came to my senses about the whole “Pescatarian” thing, something happened.
You gotta be kidding me!
I’m not mad. I just feel that I Love You, Man should have been created earlier. That way, we all could have enjoyed this amazing, now prevalent, dish (and had other things to eat besides beans when we were going through a confusing time in our young life) and of course been exposed to the hilarity and one-liners that came from this movie.
2 Pieces of Cod or Tilapia, cut into bite size chunks
4 Stale Tortillas
The Zest of 1 Lime
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Cup of Flour
1 TBSP of Hot Sauce
1 TSP Salt
1 TSP Pepper
1 TSP Crushed Red Pepper
Vegetable Oil, for frying

In a food processor, combine the tortillas, red pepper, and lime zest, and pulse until fine crumbs are made. Place the crumbs in a large bowl.
Mix the eggs with the hot sauce. In a large bowl, combine the salt and pepper with the flour.
Dip the pieces of fish in the flour, then the egg, and then the bread crumbs.

Add the oil (about an inch deep) to a large pan. Heat oil to about 280 degrees. This is going to be a lower slower fry.
Fry on each side for about 3-4 minutes, until golden. (The fish can also be cooked in the oven if you want a healthier approach. 350 degrees for 25 minutes).

Warm the tortillas in the oven.

Add the Polynesian Slaw, then the fish, and then top with Think Pink Mayo and serve.

Thank you Jobin & Pistol Pete for starting the fish taco craze!

Join me tomorrow for HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY!!!! I’m feeling like I’m in the mood for some Guac and Sangria!

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  • Sweets0387
    November 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    We made these yesterday with Alaskan halibut…we baked them…DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing your talents. XOXO

    • Sarcastic
      November 15, 2011 at 12:49 am

      Thanks girl! I’m glad you liked them!

  • CavPort
    October 26, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Dude, I want some fish tacos.

  • Sweets0387
    October 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I need some free time to make these!

  • happy3784
    October 21, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Seriously can’t wait to make these! They look delicious Stef! Love the “I Love You Man” references too. Such a funny movie 🙂