Wednesday, May 26, 2010

RUBIO'S FISH TACOS



Don't let the name Fish Tacos scare you away from this, ok! The ingredient list isn't what you find on a regular taco, so please give it a read through before making any snap decisions.

Rubio's is a restaurant found mainly in the west, in I think about 4 or 5 states. There isn't one here in Oklahoma, but luckily my momma was a rolling stone and has done quite a bit of traveling in her time. She is where I first learned of these yummy tacos and I am addicted. It is probably good that there isn't a Rubio's near me!


RUBIO'S FISH TACOS

12 Cod or favorite whitefish
-fillets (1-1/2 oz ea.)
12 Tortillas, corn, as
-thick/fresh as possible

--------------BEER BATTER----------------
1 c Flour
1 c Beer
Garlic powder, pepper to
-taste

--------------WHITE SAUCE-----------------
1/2 c Mayonnaise
1/2 c Yogurt

------------------SALSA----------------------
1 Garlic clove, peeled and
-minced
6 Tomatoes, ripe, peeled,
-seeded and diced
1/2 Onion, minced
2 tb Cilantro leaves, chopped,
-stems removed
2 Jalapeno chilies, seeded and
-chopped
1 1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
Oil for deep frying

-----------------GARNISH------------------
1 Head cabbage, green,
-shredded
1 Lime, cut into wedges


*DIRECTIONS *

Mix flour with favorite spices such as garlic powder, red or black ground pepper. Stir the flour mixture into the beer and mix until well blended. Wash fish by dipping in cold, lightly salted water or water with a little bit of lemon juice added. Be sure fish is completely dry before dipping into batter.

Prepare salsa; reserve.

Put the vegetable oil into a deep skillet and bring to 375F. Place fish in a single layer--do not let pieces touch each other. Cook fish until batter is crispy and golden brown.

Heat corn tortillas lightly in a skillet or Mexican comal until they are soft and hot.

To assemble, on each tortilla layer the fish fillet, white sauce, salsa and cabbage. Top it off with a squeeze of lime. Fold tortilla over to serve.











(CLICK HERE for the post on my Mom's nails pictured above.)

How many have had a fish taco before? Anyone here had an authentic Rubio's Fish Taco? How many will give this a try?

8 comments:

Megan Harmeyer said...

If I liked fish, I'd give this a try. It does, however, look good - I'll just imagine that it's chicken instead of fish. LOL Maybe, if my DH is extra good, I'll make it for him. But that's a BIG maybe. LMAO

Beatriz said...

I love a good fish taco! yum!

Stiletto said...

SOOO HUNGRY...WANT NOW!!!

L said...

I love a good fish taco. These look amazing

B.A.N.C. said...

OMG... I LOVE FISH TACOS!!! My favorite are froma little Mom & Pop restaurant, here in Albuquerque called "El Patio". I've been looking for a good recipe.. this is the one! I'll try it out this week sometime! THANK YOU!

liloo said...

you have to change the name of your blog and call it "welcome on temptation island" loool
Thx for sharing
xoxo

blzcrzy said...

Theese can be made without batter and deep frying the fish. I have made them just using a light saute and they are still delicious. I love them both ways.

1xellus1 said...

I've never had a fish taco, so I can particularly appreciate your intro LOL. Looks DELIC! I want to try! OMGoodness!