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Baja Fish Tacos

Teri Tsang

From Every Day with Rachael Ray
February 2007

FOUR SERVINGS
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min

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
Eight 6-inch 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 heaping spoonful of the slaw and fold over.
Repeat with the remaining tacos.

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Default Recipe for Baja Fish Tacos

On Jul 10, 8:16*pm, Ablang wrote:
.... Baja Fish Tacos

From Every Day with Rachael Ray
February 2007


This post is at least 9 years later than the first time I posted about
fish tacos in rfc.
....
* * * * * * * * 2 cups shredded red cabbage


No, they use regular green (white?) cabbage in Baja.

* * * * * * * * 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro


No, cilantro doesn't automatically go in every Mexican dish.

* * * * * * * * 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons red salsa


Optional at the end.

* * * * * * * * Salt
* * * * * * * * 1/3 cup sour cream


Fresh crema or mayo. Mayo mixed with sour cream is a viable
alternative.

* * * * * * * * 2 cups cornmeal
* * * * * * * * 3 large eggs


No, no. You want a light batter, like a beer batter or tempura. Not
a thick heavy one.

* * * * * * * * 1 pound cod, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices


Cod is the most common substitute. In Baja it's whichever firm white
flesh fish was caught this morning. Most often yellowtail.

* * * * * * * * Vegetable oil, for frying
* * * * * * * * Eight 6-inch 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.


No, just chop or shred the cabbage. Salt it if you like.

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.


No, see above.

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.


You don't really have to deep fry them. Use enough oil so that the
thickness of the pieces will all be covered when the pieces are
turned.

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.


Or just put them directly over your gas flame.

Spread about 1 teaspoon sour cream sauce on a tortilla, then top
with a few pieces fish and heaping spoonful of the slaw and fold over.
Repeat with the remaining tacos.


No. Tortilla, fish, squeezes of fresh lime, cabbage, mayo/crema, more
lime. Optional salsa usually omitted.

For the record, I don't think RR's approach is bad. But if you're
going to use a specific name like "Baja fish tacos" then you are
saying this is how they do them in Baja California. Her way is not,
mine is. People may like eating them either way, or both, which is
the important thing. -aem

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aem wrote:
On Jul 10, 8:16 pm, Ablang wrote:
.... Baja Fish Tacos

From Every Day with Rachael Ray
February 2007


This post is at least 9 years later than the first time I posted about
fish tacos in rfc.
....
2 cups shredded red cabbage


No, they use regular green (white?) cabbage in Baja.

1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro


No, cilantro doesn't automatically go in every Mexican dish.

1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons red salsa


Optional at the end.

Salt
1/3 cup sour cream


Fresh crema or mayo. Mayo mixed with sour cream is a viable
alternative.

2 cups cornmeal
3 large eggs


No, no. You want a light batter, like a beer batter or tempura. Not
a thick heavy one.

1 pound cod, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices


Cod is the most common substitute. In Baja it's whichever firm white
flesh fish was caught this morning. Most often yellowtail.

Vegetable oil, for frying
Eight 6-inch 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.


No, just chop or shred the cabbage. Salt it if you like.

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.


No, see above.

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.


You don't really have to deep fry them. Use enough oil so that the
thickness of the pieces will all be covered when the pieces are
turned.

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.


Or just put them directly over your gas flame.

Spread about 1 teaspoon sour cream sauce on a tortilla, then top
with a few pieces fish and heaping spoonful of the slaw and fold
over. Repeat with the remaining tacos.


No. Tortilla, fish, squeezes of fresh lime, cabbage, mayo/crema, more
lime. Optional salsa usually omitted.

For the record, I don't think RR's approach is bad. But if you're
going to use a specific name like "Baja fish tacos" then you are
saying this is how they do them in Baja California. Her way is not,
mine is. People may like eating them either way, or both, which is
the important thing. -aem


(not snipping because -aem is DEAD on correct here)

You are absolutely right with your recipe -aem. The order I do, is two hot
tortillas, fried fish, lime juice, green cabbage, white sauce (I usually put
salsa in my white sauce), wrap it all up and keep plenty of napkins nearby.

I always make my fish tacos this way and I love them. Dang, it's time to do
it again. I've got all the ingredients.

kili




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