He used to keep a list of his Favorite Foods and their recipes (he has since removed it) posted on the right side of his page. The Baja-Style Fish Tacos were on that list. After talking with a coworker, and fellow Dinner Diva, about her own homemade Fish Taco experience the week before, I couldn't wait to attempt my own.
Prior to this experience I had never deep fried anything in my life and had always been a little intimidated by the process. Thankfully I received a fabulous dutch oven and candy thermometer this past Christmas. Both proved to be invaluable.
The hubby joined in on the kitchen fun! We had a blast and he was a fabulous sous chef - chopped the cilantro like a pro, measured ingredients with precision and manned the batter station. And took all of the pictures.
While R prepared the garnishes for our tacos (sliced the cabbage and made the sauce) I cut a pound and a half of Tilapia filets in to 2" pieces.
Once the oil reached 375 we started frying.
R was in charge of dredging and battering and I was in charge of the frying part. It was a little messy, but overall a great system.
The finished product was amazing! We both loved the tacos and decided the only thing we would do differently next time would be to make the batter a little spicier.
We both ate leftovers the next day and they were just as good Day 2. If anything, the sauce was even better.
Although it was a delicious meal, my favorite part was spending time with my love. I can't wait to cook another meal together.