Baja-Style Fish Tacos

Baja-Style Fish Tacos

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"These fish tacos have a delicious tequila-lime-chili flavor and are topped with a crunchy ranchero coleslaw. They are very easy to make. Optional toppings can include black beans, jalapeno peppers, diced tomato, julienned carrots, and green onions."

Ingredients 2 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 489 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 489 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.6g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 2505 mg
  • 100%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Make a marinade by whisking together the tequila, lime juice, water, 2 tablespoons salt, turbinado sugar, and 1 tablespoon chili powder in a large bowl. Set aside 1/4 cup of the marinade. Add the cod to the remaining marinade; cover and set aside.
  2. Stir together the reserved 1/4 cup marinade, black beans, and jalapeno; set aside.
  3. Mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, 1 tablespoon chili powder, cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sugar, and green onions in a large bowl. Add the coleslaw mix and green onion and mix until coated; set aside.
  4. Mix together the flour, 1 tablespoon chili powder, baking soda, and 2 teaspoons salt in a shallow dish. Remove pieces of cod from the marinade, shake off the marinade, and coat in the flour mixture.
  5. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Gently lie the coated fish in the skillet without crowding the pieces. Cook in the hot oil, turning once, until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. While frying the cod, heat the black bean mixture in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat the reserved marinade in a separate small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  7. Assemble tacos by placing fish in the center of tortilla; top with coleslaw, black beans, and any other desired toppings. Drizzle some of the heated marinade over the fillings and fold the tortilla to close.
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lweb
9/7/2008

Too much chili powder. And I love spice! Cut the chili powder in half???

Authentic Mexican Food Nutcase
4/19/2011

These taste good, but having lived in Baja and Baja Sur for over two years, I can tell these are not _authentic_ baja-style fish tacos... perhaps they're inspired by the orginal, but there are some weird ingredients in here. Still, though, they do taste well. As a companion to this recipe, people may like this one: http://eauthenticmexicanrecipes.com/taco-recipes/simple-taco-recipe-fried-baja-shrimp-tacos-recipe-tacos-de-camarones-de-baja It's an authentic Baja shrimp taco recipe, using the exact ingredients you'll find at the taco shops From Cabo all the way up to TJ, and it's delicious.

Regina
7/16/2009

I used the marinade and then I baked the fish in the marinade. We did not coat the fish with the flour and stuff. It was very good. It had a great flavor combo!!