Ingredients

How to make it

  • For Pickled Red Onion and Jalapeños:
  • Place onion and jalapeños in heatproof medium bowl.
  • Mix vinegar, lime juice, and salt in small saucepan. Bring just to boil, stirring until salt dissolves.
  • Pour over onion and jalapeños. Let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
  • (*Can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
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  • For Baja Cream:
  • Whisk all ingredients in small bowl.
  • (*Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
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  • For Tomatillo Salsa Verde:
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil roasting pan.
  • Char half of tomatillos, white parts of green onions, and jalapeño directly over gas flame or in broiler.
  • Transfer charred vegetables to prepared roasting pan.
  • Add remaining tomatillos and garlic cloves to pan.
  • Roast until all vegetables are soft, about 12 minutes. Cool.
  • Stem and seed jalapeño.
  • Place all roasted vegetables, green onion tops, cilantro, and 1 tablespoon lime juice in blender. Puree until smooth, stopping to push vegetables down into blades several times.
  • Transfer to medium bowl. Season with salt and more lime juice, if desired.
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  • For Fish:
  • Mix buttermilk, cilantro, pepper sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and lime juice in large bowl.
  • Add fish; toss. Cover; chill at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours.
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  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Wrap tortillas in foil; place in oven to warm.
  • Whisk flour and remaining 2 teaspoons salt in medium bowl.
  • Add enough oil to large skillet to reach depth of 1 inch. Heat oil until thermometer registers 350°F.
  • Working in batches, remove fish from marinade and dredge in flour.
  • Carefully add fish to skillet, cover partially, and fry until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer to paper-towel-lined baking sheet to drain, then transfer to oven to keep warm.
  • Set up buffet with all taco fixings, along with fresh salsa and guacamole.

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  • Good4U 7 months ago
    Reviewed in IMI by Juels
    Fish Taco Platter By Lunasea
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    Review in IMI by Lilliancooks
    Fish Taco Platter
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    Review in IMI by Krumkake
    Fish Taco Platter By Lunasea
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    mark555 ate it and said...
    Vicky,
    I don't know how I missed this when you first posted it, normally I jump on fish tacos. err…that’s just a figure of speech and it was not me in the pictures. What? Everyone does not put shredded lettuce behind their ear? With all the things you have going on in this recipe it is amazing. The reviews that Krum, Lillian, and Jules added say it all. Wonderful recipe, next time I think of fish I will try and put this together. Thank you for posting this recipe.
    Mark
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    juels ate it and said...
    Hey Vickie, I am back here to tell you that I made this the other day, and it was amazing! Everyone raved about it for so long, that I just had to try it! I am so glad I did! Made everything as by the recipe, and used a little bit of each sauce in the tacos. It was so good, my hubby couldn't stop eating it, until it was all gone! Then he layed on the couch complaining that he is gonna blow up! LOL Just like Lillian and Krum, I'll use the recipe for salsa verde whenever I need it, and the batter whenever I fry some fish. Thanks again! My picture has joined the others.
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    krumkake ate it and said...
    Hey Luna, I made this for my daughter when she was out here, and I took your suggestion and made the tomatilla salsa verde this time...FANtastic! I will be making that just to have the salsa onhand - good, good stuff, and very easy to make. I posted a picture for you. My daughter fell in love with these, too - another fan!! Thanks, luna...Krum
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    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    *whine* I was just finding out about fish tacos and falling in love with them when I developed an allergy to fish. Bummer. I guess all I can do is admire these from afar. And boy do they look and sound good. *sob* Thanks for sharing! - Natalie
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  • lunasea 5 years ago
    I want to thank both Krum and Lillian for adding such wonderful pictures - you ladies rock! :) ~Vickie
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    PERFECTION! I prepped everything yesterday and I made this tonight! They are amazing! Now I know what Krum was talking about! The batter is so good I could just fry it up and eat it without the fish! I'll be using this batter for other fried foods! Its so crispy! Not one bit oily! I followed all your instruction exactly! I love the hint of cilantro that you taste in the batter. The lime cream sauce and pickled onions went SO WELL with these tacos. I also added lettuce and cheddar cheese to mine. I wish I would of been able to use sea bass but all I had was catfish. I think the sea bass would of been even more amazing in these tacos because the sea bass has a nice buttery flavor!

    To anyone one who was thinking about making these...do it!!! You'll love it!

    I added a photo!
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    sparow64 ate it and said...
    OMG...This is just to die for! Thinking I may do this one Saturday!!
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    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    I am so glad Krum reviewed this. Your instructions are excellent and so it the recipe. Great photos Krum.. I have lots of frozen fish to eat and this recipe will definitely be made before the end of the week.. Thanks sweetie for sharing this.... ;-)~~
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    juels ate it and said...
    Oh, yum! How did I ever miss this one? Beautiful pictures and everything just sounds sooo goood!
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    " It was excellent "
    linda2230 ate it and said...
    Looks Deeeeeeeeeeeeelicious! :o)
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    " It was excellent "
    linda2230 ate it and said...
    Hi Vickie, I just came accross this recipe and I love all of the ingredients. I love fish tacos and your instructions are great. I will be saving this recipe and giving you 5 forks! :o) Krumkake, thank you for sharing your photos which compliment this dish! Judy
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    lori4flavor ate it and said...
    These sound and look outstanding, Vickie! I love the sound of all of the accompaniments, especially the pickled onions, and how the fish is prepared! I grow tomatillos in my garden each year, and salsa verde is one of my favorite things to make with them. I'm so glad I caught Krum's review in the 'I Made It Group' ...I have to try these soon!

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks to krum for her great pics and wonderful review :) ^5
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    WOW! Between those great photos and Krums review, I'm sold on these tacos!!! I wish I had all the ingedients right now because I'd be making these if I did!
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    krumkake ate it and said...
    Let me just say one thing, Vicki - I plan to hunt you down...and plant a great big kiss on you for this meal!!! I have been searching for the perfect fish tacos for so long, and could never come up with anything that wasn't just hot, or not enough flavor, or the fish was greasy, and on and on...then we tried yours for dinner tonight, and it knocked our socks off! There are so many different flavors going on, yet NONE of them compete with each other, but rather compliment each other so perfectly - the rice vinegar, the lime cream, the cilantro in the fried fish batter (and may I say that frying the fish with the self-rising flour coating after the buttermilk soak resulted in some of the crispiest, tenderest fish pieces we've every enjoyed) - within minutes of devouring our first 2 (and before I could fry more corn shells for round #2), my husband asked if we could have these once a month...not a problem for me! Thank you one million times over, Vicki, for this recipe (I didn't get the Salsa Verde made this time, but will do so next time) - it is one we will use over and over again, and enjoy it each and every time...you are my Fish Taco goddess!!!!
    PS - I added some finely shredded cabbage and Mexican cheese to our tacos.
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I don't know how I ever missed this great meal. Definatley one I will be making often. Thanks & 5 forks
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    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Sounds wonderful, I have always wanted to try fish tacos, Thanks to you darlin' now I can!
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