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These Fish Tacos have become one of our favorite dinners. It’s inspired by yummy fish tacos we had in Kauai. Every time I make them it reminds me of our trip there. (Can’t wait to go back!) The recipe looks intimidating, but I promise it’s not. It’s so delicious you will want to make it every night!

Ingredients (for 2 people)

2 tilapia filets

1 avocado


sour cream

1/2 package of shredded coleslaw mix

1/2 cucumber





olive oil and vegetable oil

Cholula chipotle hot sauce

a beer (like Corona or Land Shark)

fajita size flour tortillas

For the Slaw:

Squeeze one large lime into a mixing bowl. Add 3 teaspoons of olive oil, salt / pepper, and 1 teaspoon of cumin. Mix with whisk. Add a drizzle of honey and mix until combined. Mix in the cabbage mix, 1/2 of a cucumber peeled and diced, 1 large handful of cilantro. Mix together until all of the ingredients are coated in the dressing. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to let the cabbage soak up the dressing.

For the Tilapia:

Batter: Put 4 Tablespoons of flour in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 of a beer like Corona or Land Shark. Mix flour and beer to pancake batter consistency. Add more beer or flour, if needed. Mix in about 10 dashes of Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce and salt.

Cut fish into rectangular chunks. Coat fish lightly in flour, then dip the fish in the batter. This process will help the batter stick to the fish when cooking.

While preparing the fish, heat about a quarter inch of vegetable oil in a deep skillet on medium heat. To ensure that the oil is at the desired temperature, drop in a small amount of batter. Bubbles should form around the batter immediately. If the batter turns brown in 2 minutes without burning, the oil is at the right temperature. Once at the right temperature, place the fish in the hot oil.

Cook fish for about 4 minutes on each side. After 8 minutes, batter should be golden brown and fish should be opaque. Do not crowd the fish too close together in the skillet. You will most likely have to cook the fish in 2 batches. When your remove the fish from the oil, be sure to place fish on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.

Add a gourmet touch: Make your own Chipotle Sauce-mix 2 heaping tablespoons of sour cream with about 10 dashes of the same Chipotle sauce that you used in your batter.

Serve in a warmed tortilla with sliced avocado, Chipotle Sauce, lime wedges, fresh cilantro. It’s Just Delicious. Enjoy!


So tonight I went to Fairway to pick up something to make for dinner. I wasn’t in the mood for anything in particular, so I decided to shop what was on sale. Mangos were 3 for $4 and Basa (similar to Tilapia only sweeter) was $5.99 / pound. Here’s what I developed based on those two items…it was just delicious and only $15 for 2 people. Two people can’t eat at Wendy’s for that!


Basa with Mango and Black Bean Salsa

For the Salsa:

1 large mango diced

1/2 red bell pepper diced

1 can of  black beans (rinsed)

1 small Jalapeno diced small (remove seed and ribs for less heat)

3/4 cup of defrosted frozen corn kernels

handful of chopped cilantro

4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

Mix all of the above ingredients together in a bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. In the mean time dry off 2 Basa filets. Mix 3 tbsp of flour with salt and pepper. Dredge the fish in the flour (pat off excess) and cook in a little bit of olive oil until the filets are golden brown and opaque on the inside. 

Serve the salsa on top of the fish. Yummy!


Bonus: This is a great recipe to entertain with!

Tip: If you have extra salsa left over, it makes a great snack with blue corn tortilla chips!

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