There we go, got your attention 😉
All the ingredients, prepped and ready to go! My god this recipe is good. 😵 Deathly good.
Our beautiful fish, after I accosted it with a chilli garlic rub 🐟
Thank u to this fish for giving up it’s life for my dinner. You are appreciated 🙏🏻
Is this too many photos for a food post? 😂
Like I said. SEXUAL.
Honestly you guys, I can’t even.
Please excuse the explicit nature of this recipe title. Grandparents, if you are reading this, please avert your eyes and move along to the next post.
BUT THESE FISH TACOS ARE SO DAMN GOOD THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY TO DESCRIBE THEM OTHER THAN SEXUAL.😩
I am sorry. But I cannot be silenced. 😤 These are AMAZING.
Legit when I made these last night, my boyfriend goes: “Wow, I had no idea you could go to the store, buy these ingredients… and make something this good.”
Which is awesome on one hand cuz he was V impressed with the meal, but at the same time… what about all the other meals I lovingly put together for us? Are THOSE not as impressive?
LOL. Forever being difficult 😉
Alright.. I am weirdly salivating and sweating a bit while I write this. Probably because I know I am having leftovers for lunch in a bit and my body is readying itself for the onslaught of fish tacos. It’s a process. 😅
Okie dokes, without further adieu, here is my “Sexual Fish Taco” recipe.
Serving size: 4 people
**How to best follow this recipe: Read through the ingredient list, and prep each ingredient as listed BEFORE you start cookin’. And clean as you go. It will make your life wayyy easier, promise.
2 small heirloom tomatoes🍅, one red, one yellow. Dice them.
3 – 4 radishes, super thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
1 avocado, sliced
1 lime, sliced into wedges for serving
12 small corn tortillas
Green Pepper Hot Sauce
6 cloves garlic, peeled
4 serrano peppers, remove the stems from the top
1/4 cup cold water
1 tsp golden brown sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce
zest of 1/2 a lime
juice of 1 whole lime
Spicy Mayo Sauce
1/2 cup organic mayonnaise (I like this brand, better than Hellmanns)
1/4 cup Sriracha + keep adding it until the sauce is as spicy as you like
Fish + Fish Rub
1.5 lbs of tilapia fish fillet 🐟
4 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
3.5 tbsp chili powder
4 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 tsp pink Himalayan salt (or just regular salt, but I like to be boujee)
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
*Once you have prepped all the above ingredients (it will feel like you are chopping for 10 years but it is WORTH IT), and cleaned your kitchen as you prepped you dirty mongrel you, here are your instructions:
Green Pepper Hot Sauce
Put your peppers, garlic, and 1/4 cup of water into a blender. I used my boyfriend’s magic bullet and I am pretty sure our smoothies will now be spicy until the end of time. Blend until the mixture is almost smoothe, some small chunkiness is okay.
Pour the mixture into a bowl, and add golden brown sugar, fish sauce, lime zest, and lime juice. Set aside.
Spicy Mayo Sauce
Mix together your mayo and Sriracha. Start with 1/4 cup Sriracha and keep adding until you are satisfied with the level of spice.
In a large bowl, mix together 2 tbsp olive oil, chilli powder, minced garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper. This mixture should be quite thick, remember we are making a rub not a sauce. One at a time, cover each fillet of fish in our spicy rub.
Heat a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat with 2 – 3 more tbsp of EVOO. Cook the fish, about 3 mins per side depending on the thickness. It should look chargilled and be able to flake apart when it’s done.
ASSEMBLY OF THE TACO
YOU MADE IT!!! 🎉
This is the moment of glory. GLORY. 🙌🏻
I like to heat up my taco shells right before I assemble my taco on a medium hot pan. Makes them even more delish.
Basically put together your taco however you like. Just make sure you use all the ingreds in the “Toppings” section.
I like to put the mayo first, then fish, then veggie toppings, then spicy green pepper sauce, then avocado, + lime juice and perhaps some more mayo if I’m feelin’ bad. 😜
This is literally the best fish taco I have had since moving to LA. Which in a way disappoints me, because I heard the fish tacos were fab here.
**Side note: If anyone has any unreal fish taco spots they can recommend in LA it would be greatly appreciated! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or dm me on instagram.
If you are having people over this is actually a great thing to cook, cuz most of the work is done in advance. Which means you can focus on your friends and margarita instead of slaving in the kitchen when they arrive. 👍🏻
HOPE YOU LIKEY!!! Happy Tuesday friends 💘