Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos

  • Prep Time1 hr
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time1 hr 20 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the batter

  • 200g rice flour
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 200ml sparkling water or light beer

For the fish

  • 500ml rapeseed oil, for frying
  • 1 large Pollack fillet, skinned and pin boned, cut into 8 evenly sized rectangular pieces
  • 100g rice flour

For the Lime aioli

  • 1 small cloves garlic, peeled
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lge free-range egg yolks
  • ½ tsp English or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 125ml sunflower or rapeseed oil

For the pico de gallo

  • 300g ripe vine tomatoes
  • 2 med. red onions diced
  • ½ bunch of coriander
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tsp sugar
  • juice of 2-3 limes
  • 1 tsp rape seed oil

Method

1

Make the pico de gallo and lime aioli in advance.

2

For the Pico de Gallo
– Quarter the tomatoes. Remove the cores and dice in to 5mm
– Add the diced red onions, coriander and jalapeno. Add salt and pepper to taste
– Once you’re happy with the flavour, mix in the sugar. Add lime juice to taste and the oil. The mixture should be salty, sweet, zingy and slightly spicy

3

For the Lime Aioli
– Crush the garlic mix in the salt and then thoroughly combine with the egg yolk. Mustard, lime juice and pepper. In a slow steady stream, whisk the oil in to the egg mix, a few drops at a time to start, then in small dashes, whisking in each addition to properly emulsify before adding more. By the time you have added all the oil, you should have a thick glossy, wobbly aioli.
– add more salt, pepper, mustard or lime juice to taste.

4

Make the batter by mixing the flours, egg, baking powder, salt, chilli powder and oregano.
– Slowly add the sparkling water or beer and whisk until you have a batter-like consistency – ignore any lumps.

5

Heat oil in a suitable pan on the bbq for shallow frying.

6

Dip one piece of fish at a time in to the rice flour. Using tongs, dip the fish in to the batterand place the fish in the hot oil. Keep well away from your body.
– cook in batches of four for approx. 4 minutes. Repeat with the other pieces.

7

Assemble your tacos by warming the tortillas, place a dollop of aioli on them, followed by the fish, cabbage, pico de gallo, a couple of slices of jalapeno and some corriander. Add a squeeze of lime juice.

Recipe from Breddos Tacos copyright Nud Dudhia & Chris Whitney 2016. Cooked by Tim Donald from the BBQ Team Silverback Grillers

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