Fish Tacos

Ooh, child!

Life is good. Isn’t life grand? Life is great.

Here’s what’s shaking: Gwyneth Paltrow (aka wife of Chris Martin aka mother of Apple and Moses aka friend of Mario Batali aka writer/cook/singer/actress), the one and only, wrote a cookbook.

I didn’t buy it. I have a friend who equal parts loathes and envies Mrs. Paltrow (looking at you, A) and she would probably disown me. Also, it’s expensive and only a few of the recipes caught my eye. Including this one, for fish tacos.

And as you may remember, I’m trying to learn Spanish this summer, so a Mexican-themed night was certainly in order!

Just look at them:

As some of you may know, I’m a vegetarian by habit. But as you may also know, I’m not a fan of labels or such strictness! I’ve never tried fish tacos before, they looked delicious, and I want to try everything at least once in my life. So while I may not eat any meat, fish or seafood 98% of the time, I made an exception for Gwyneth’s tacos.

We used Gwyneth’s recipes for the beer batter, pico de gallo and guacamole, and had sour cream and salsa on the side. The batter seemed a bit thick, but rest assured that makes it work even better – it thoroughly coats the fish and they fry a lot nicer. They cook very quickly, so watch carefully!

Then just load up some tortillas with all that good stuff and dig in! Delicious and summery.

What is in your favourite taco? Do you love Mexican food? How do you keep your taco from falling apart?

Happy Eating, everyone!


2 thoughts on “Fish Tacos”

  1. Yum. I’m a huge taco fan, and a huge fried fish fan. I’ve always had a very tame taco, though ;) Meat, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, shredded lettuce, refried beans, and the like.

    I remember I used to cry when I had hard tacos when I was little, because the shell would always break, since I tried to stuff so much in there! I’ve wised up now. I put the soft taco around the hard one, so even when it breaks, all the good stuff stays in.

    1. That’s not that tame! Sounds good to me. By the way, that technique for guarding against shell breakage is genius! I generally just stick to soft tortillas so that I don’t have to wrestle with the destruction, but that’s an awesome idea. I’ll definitely try that next time :)

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