Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fish Tacos for Friday

Since the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe falls on a Friday this year, we will be making Fish Tacos for dinner. The following Mexican recipe is both delicious and easy, making it perfect for this busy Advent season.

Recipe from Ortega

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 package (1 1/4-oz)ORTEGA Taco Seasoning Mix - divided
  • 1 pound (4 total) cod or white fish fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbls. vegetable oil
  • 2 tbls. lemon juice
  • 1 package ORTEGA Taco Shells (12 ct), warmed (I will probably fry my own corn tortillas)


COMBINE sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro and 2 tablespoons seasoning mix in small bowl.

COMBINE cod, vegetable oil, lemon juice and remaining seasoning mix in medium bowl; pour into large skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until cod flakes easily when tested with a fork.

FILL taco shells with fish mixture. Optional: Top with cabbage, tomato, sour cream mixture, lime juice and taco sauce.


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  1. this is really yummy! we tried it tonight for our first friday of Lent meal. Love it!

  2. We have made it with salmon using the option of sour cream, cabbage etc. and it is fantastic! I didn't think it was going to be good at first, but I was won over by the wonderful combination of mediterranean flavors. Give it a try.

  3. My Son need's to make a friday dinner for Boy Scouts some may not like fish not like fish and I know his troop leader is Catholic this all has to be cooked outside can anybody give me any suggestions ? Thank you

    1. You might try cooking the fillets in foil over the fire/campout cooker. I would just squeeze a little lemon juice and sprinkle some seasoning on top right before you close up the foil and the fish will flake apart once it's done, just stick the flakes into the tortillas. The sour cream mixture can be made ahead of time and kept in the cooler until needed. I've never tried cooking this outdoors before so this is just off the top of my head. I hope this helps some! Maybe heat up a can of refried beans on the side and have some sprinkle cheese available for the kids that don't like fish?