Merlot Mudpies

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Fish Tacos July 29, 2008


Originally uploaded by merlot

Last night we ate these fish tacos for dinner and they really were dyno-mite! The components were:

Marinated/grilled white fish
Salsa verde
White sauce
Pickled onions
Red Cabbage

For the fish:
Brush with a mixture of garlic, paprika and olive oil and let stand for at least half an hour, but more like two if you can

For the salsa verde:
Broil tomatillos and serranos and let char
In food processor combine tomatillos, serranos, garlic, salt, lemon/lime juice, avocado, fresh cilantro

For the salsa:
In food processor combine tomatoes, serranos, garlic, salt, black pepper (i use a lot), lime juice and green chiles, and cilantro — if you want, char the peppers and some of the tomatoes ahead of time. You can also slightly char some of the garlic.

For the white sauce:
Combine equal parts sour cream and mayo with lime juice and salt to taste

I know I’m not giving quantities and that’s because I don’t measure these things at all.

Plop it all on warm corn tortillas and have at it.

Oh man. So good.

I’m having trouble wanting anything else but that again tonight.


3 Responses to “Fish Tacos”

  1. Ani Says:


    1. where do you find/how do you make pickled onions
    2. do you baste the fish after or before grilling?

  2. merlotmudpies Says:

    oooh good questions, ani.

    1. I sliced up a red onion and some serrano chillies for heat and then mixed them with rice wine vinegar and salt. let sit as long as possible before dinner.

    2. Before. I smeared on all of the marinade — it was like a thick paste — and then just let it sit. I didn’t do anything else to the fish but cook it.

  3. Rachel Says:

    I am so making these…fish tacos have to be what Jesus eats.
    🙂 They are the perfect food.

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