Families are always looking for ways to do something different with fish. Fish is a favorite on the Sea of Galilee, too. The third time Jesus reveals himself to the disciples after his resurrection is a beautiful scene. Fish is being roasted over the coals with some fresh bread and served to the disciples after a long night of fruitless labor on the sea (John 21:3-11).
Therefore, picturing this scene of continued servanthood, provision, and enlightenment is a treasure. We appreciate little treasures. For me and my family God’s word and His provision is a treasure. So too, my friend, are fish tacos!
Moreover, I’d like to give a big thanks to the person who thought to make this deliciously spicy fish taco. They are very popular across the country with a variety of fish. Although, they originated somewhere in Baja, California in the 1950’s.
Since this healthy fish taco is not breaded or deep fried, time is saved by just using a quick marinade of Mexican spices. Another plus, it is also super easy and ready for the plate in less than 15 minuets. Hence, making it a favorite recipe for this cook.
Toppings vary from creamy yogurt and cucumber sauce with garlic or red cabbage slaw. Also, homemade spinach tortillas add another vegetable serving for added nutrients.
Cod Fish Tacos
2 12 ounce bags of frozen cod fish (thawed)
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Paprika
1/2 Tsp cumin
1/2 Juice of one lime (save the other half for your avocado)
1 Dash of Pepper
1 Tiny sprinkle of salt
Cut the cod fish into chunks and place in a mixing bowl. Meanwhile get 1 tbsp. olive oil hot in a skillet. Add the other tbsp. olive oil, spices, and lime juice to the fish and coat well with your hands in the bowl. Sauté the fish in the heated oil for about 10 minuets until the fish is throuroughly cooked.
Since no taco is good without some really well matched vegetables, top with fresh lettuce, cilantro, and avocado. Also, these fish tacos pair really well with these simple vegetable sauces:
Fresh Cabbage Slaw
1 Cup shredded red cabbage
1/4 Cup Sweet Red Pepper chopped
1/4 Cup Onion
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tsp honey
1/2 Tsp Taco seasoning
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside for later.
Creamy Yogurt Sauce
2 Tbsp. Plain Yogurt
1/2 Shredded and Peeled Cucumber
1/4 Tsp Salt (optional)
1/4 Tsp Pepper
1 Clove fresh minced garlic
Mix together and set aside for later. Since this is is a new family favorite at our house, I hope it is for yours as well. May it be a treasure as you remember the story of Jesus’ provision and cooking fish over the coals.