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Baja Fish Tacos

February 2007
Baja Fish Tacos

by 9 people

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Cod not available? Try a firm white fish like red snapper, tilapia or catfish instead.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons red salsa
  • Salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 pound cod, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 8 6 inches soft corn tortillas
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, toss the cabbage, cilantro, 1/4 cup salsa and salt to taste. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and remaining 3 tablespoons salsa. Set both aside.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the cornmeal and 1 tablespoon salt. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs with a fork. Coat the fish slices in the cornmeal, then in the egg, then in the cornmeal again, and place on a plate.
  3. In a medium cast-iron or other heavy skillet, pour the oil to a depth of 1-1/2 inches and heat over medium heat until the surface ripples, about 2 minutes. Add about a third of the fish slices to the skillet and cook, turning once, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining fish slices.
  4. In a large skillet, warm the tortillas on both sides over high heat. Spread about 1 teaspoon sour cream sauce on a tortilla, then top with a few pieces fish and a heaping spoonful of the slaw and fold over. Repeat with the remaining tacos.
Tip PAIR WITH
  • Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc Sonoma County 2005 (California)
Tip Spice it up
  • Use chipotle salsa for great smoky flavor.