Fish Tacos

Don’t we all love a good taco? So much, we made up Taco Tuesday in order to indulge without guilt. One of my favorite tacos is a fish taco, and I needed to make some at home, because who has time to go eat out all the time? This recipe is simple yet delicious, and I hope you join in the Tuesday festivities!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound flounder (or firm white fish) cut into bite size pieces
  • 12 6-inch soft tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of flour (preferably Wondra)
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of salt
  • (optional) hot sauce

In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro and jalapeño for the pico de Gallo. In another medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, cilantro, honey, chipotle powder, lime juice and salt for the Chipotle sauce.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, chili powder, salt and pepper. Pour milk into another medium bowl, and place the fish into the milk bowl.

Heat peanut oil in a frying pan. Remove the fish from the milk bath and dredge lightly in the flour mixture. Add butter to the pan. Fry the fish pieces until nicely brown without crowding them in the pan, in batches if needed, for about 3 – 4 minutes on one side, then another minute on the other side. Place on a paper plate lined with a paper  towel. Sprinkle with salt.

Fill each tortilla with 3 pieces of fish, topped with pico de Gallo and Chipotle sauce.

Garnish with lime slices and serve with hot sauce on the side.

Bon Appétit!



Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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