Tacos are trendy. They went from food stands to food trucks to trendy restaurants with an hour wait. While I love going out for these two bite treasures, everything seems to be deep fried. This inspired me to make my own healthier recipe.
The result was very successful and surprisingly straightforward. While the flavours are simple, together they feel very gourmet. These are baked, fish tacos with spicy mayo and mango salsa.
You can make this in one night, or in two nights. I like to make the Spicy Mayo, the Salsa and spice the fish the night before. That way, the night of, the meal only takes 30 minutes to pull together and you look like the most fabulous chef. If you make it in one go, everything needs to sit for an hour. So buy some wine.
Wine. Or Tequila. (Or whatever you want to drink with tacos)
Serves 4 People
½ lb of Cod, Tilapia or Catfish (my favourite)
2 Tbps Montreal Steak Spice
1 TBSP Olive Oil
A Squeeze of Lemon
1 tsp Honey
¼ Cup (Light) Hellmann’s Mayo
1 Tsp Sriracha
1 Shake of Ketchup
1 Shake of Worcestershire
Tabasco to Taste
1 Red Onion
½ Sweet Red Pepper
1 Tsp Lemon and Lime Juice
Salt and Pepper
A Handful of Cilantro
Sprinkle the Fish in Olive Oil and roll it in the Montreal Steak Spice. Place back in package and back in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight.
Take a small bowl mix the Light Mayo, the Sriracha, Worcestershire and the Ketchup. Add a dash of Tabasco to taste. Cover and put back in the fridge for one hour or overnight.
Step 3 Take a bowl and mix the peeled and chopped mango and the sweet red pepper. Chop the cilantro, the red onion and jalapeño, choosing amounts based on preference, and add it to the mango and pepper mix. Add in salt and pepper and lemon and lime juice, cover and put back in fridge for one hour or overnight.
Open Wine. Drink 2 glasses of wine and Fast Forward an Hour in the Future. (Or 24… hours, not glasses of wine)
Heat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit. Place the fish on a baking tray, sprinkle with Honey and some lemon juice. Place the fish in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Take Mango Salsa and Spicy Mayo out of the fridge. Place tortillas in the oven for 2-5 minutes. Mix chips and guac/any side you’ve chosen to include. Set the table. Drink more wine.
Serve. Let guests build their own or combine Spicy Mayo, Mango Salsa and Fish on a Tortilla and enjoy!