I love cilantro. Did you know that? I also love cilantro-lime dressing! Seriously! Any variation of it: Costa Vida, Cafe Rio, homemade….one of my favorite meals is sweet pulled pork barbacoa salad with cilantro-lime dressing. But, I’ve also been in the mood for fish tacos…and the two flavors just seemed to meld perfectly in my mind. So, I decided to make us some cilantro-lime fish tacos!
For Fish Tacos
2 white fish fillets
1/2 cup flour
Boston seafood seasoning
For Cilantro-Lime Dressing
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
2.5 tbsp lime juice
dash of garlic
1 tsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp cilantro
1) In a small mixing bowl, pour all the ingredients for the cilantro-lime dressing and mix. You may want to adjust the amount of lime juice and or cilantro according to your taste. Set aside in the fridge.
2) Cut the fish fillets into bite-size rectangles. In a small mixing bowl, mix the flour, cilantro, lemon pepper, and seasoning. Again, you can adjust for taste. In another small mixing bowl, mix the lemon juice and lime juice, enough that you can soak the fish pieces in.
3) After letting the fish pieces soak in the juice for a few minutes, dump them in the breading mix and make sure they get fully coated.
4) Pour some vegetable oil into a frying pan and heat it on medium high. When the oil is heated, gently place the fish pieces in it. Make sure all sides are a golden color before taking them out.
5) Serve with hard taco shells and whatever other taco condiments you like (romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cheese) and pour the dressing on top.
I was so happy the way these turned out visually and taste-wise. It was much easier to make these than I expected, and I loved the cool, refreshing, non-spicy taste. I like spice, but sometimes it’s nice to have a different flavor with tacos. Perfect for ending summer with!
What do you like to pair cilantro with?