Wahoo Fish Tacos

Lucy Schaeffer

Ingredients

  • 1/2  red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 Cup  red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup  olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  ancho chile powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4 Cup  lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • jalapeños, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 Pound  wahoo, or another flaky white fish such as mahimahi or cod, cut into 4 pieces
  •   Salt, to taste
  • fresh corn tortillas
  •   Mexican crema, homemade or store-bought
  •   Fresh tomato salsa
  • limes, cut into quarters
  •   Cilantro sprigs, for garnish

Tacos have been part of Mexico's culinary heritage for more than 100 years. These folded tortillas can be stuffed with any number of fillings — with each Mexican state claiming stake to their own. Fish tacos are said to come from Baja California, Mexico's northernmost state. While the original fish taco was made with deep-fried fish, this recipe — made with sautéed fish — is a delicious and fresh version. This recipe is easily doubled, which makes it a great dish to make when entertaining a crowd.

Directions

First marinate the onion. Put the onion in a small bowl and pour in enough red-wine vinegar to cover it well. Set aside for at least 30 minutes or up to several weeks. Next, pour the olive oil into a small bowl and add the ancho chile powder, oregano, cumin, chopped cilantro, and jalapeño. Mix well. Place the fish on a dish and pour the marinade over it, making sure to coat the fish well on both sides. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes. Heat a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Remove the fish from the marinade and place it in the hot pan (there is no need to add more oil). Season the fish with salt. Cook the fish for 4 minutes undisturbed, then turn over, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and flake the fish into the pan with a fork, making sure to mix in all the marinade that has stuck to the bottom of the pan. Check for seasoning and add more salt if necessary. Set aside. Place four of the tortillas on a plate and sandwich them between 2 slightly dampened sheets of paper towel. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Place the warm tortillas in a towel-lined basket or plate and cover. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. To assemble the tacos, place a heaping spoonful of the marinated flaked fish onto the center of a tortilla. Top with the marinated onions. Serve accompanied by Mexican crema and salsa. Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

496 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

25%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 124g 190%
  • Carbs 111g 37%
  • Saturated 23g 117%
  • Fiber 20g 79%
  • Sugars 8g
  • Monounsaturated 66g
  • Polyunsaturated 24g
  • Protein 98g 197%
  • Cholesterol 318mg 106%
  • Sodium 654mg 27%
  • Calcium 347mg 35%
  • Magnesium 531mg 133%
  • Potassium 2,364mg 68%
  • Iron 15mg 82%
  • Zinc 6mg 41%
  • Phosphorus 1,687mg 241%
  • Vitamin A 339µg 38%
  • Vitamin C 67mg 112%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 72%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 98%
  • Niacin (B3) 45mg 227%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 127%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 53µg 13%
  • Vitamin B12 40µg 658%
  • Vitamin D 73µg 18%
  • Vitamin E 18mg 91%
  • Vitamin K 110µg 137%
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