How to Make a Gourmet Fish Taco Dinner on Any Budget
By Jeremy Raglin
Are you looking for fish taco recipes? This article will provide you with a great fish taco recipe that you can make on any budget.
Everyone loves Mexican Food
Let's face it, we all love Mexican food but sometimes recipes from Mexico can't always be recreated authentically because the ingredients don't always fit into the average families budget. What's the solution to this problem? Either you go to your local fast food burrito restaurant or you visit your local Taco Bell to satisfy your craving. Most people would rather chew through their arm than eat at Taco Bell and just ignore their craving all together if they can't afford to eat out at a decent Mexican food restaurant.
Gourmet Fish Tacos
Tacos are one of my favorite traditional Mexican foods and are the one Mexican dish that my family eats frequently whenever we get the Mexican food craving. We also love seafood tacos and love to recreate the authentic gourmet fish tacos that we found in California and Mexico by adding ingredients like salsa, avocado and lime juice. Sounds expensive right? Believe it or not you can make a yummy, authentic tasting, gourmet fish tacos on any budget.
Here's how you find bargain seafood
You can make your gourmet fish tacos on any budget by using fish like flounder, tilapia and bass.
I've found that stores like Walmart and Costco offer great deals on fish that help to satisfy my Gourmet Fish Taco craving.
Another great way to find bargain seafood is by checking out the fresh and frozen food isles of your local grocery store. You can also find great deals on fish at local fishmonger. Many cities along the coast in California have fishmongers that offer catch of the day specials from local waters.
Budget Crunching Gourmet Fish Taco Recipe
This recipe can easily serve six people and is perfect for any occasion.
Here's what you will need:
* 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
* 1/2 cup nonfat mayonnaise
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
* 1 package taco seasoning mix
* 1 pound of fish fillets
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 package taco shells (Warm 6 of them)
Here are the toppings you will need:
* shredded cabbage
* chopped tomato
* lime juice
* taco sauce
Here's how to cook them:
Start by combining sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro and two tablespoons of your favorite seasoning mix in small bowl.
Next combine your fish, vegetable oil, lemon juice and remaining seasoning mix in medium bowl then pour into large skillet.
Cook by stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork.
Once the fish is cooked set everything out on your table and let your guests prepare and garnish their tacos themselves.