I think by now we’ve come to terms that this is a product review blog (kind of) and I haven’t posted any recipes … until now! It all started when I went to a fantastic restaurant this Saturday called Against the Grain. I had amazing fish tacos, and even though I’ve never had fish tacos before and there was no standard to compare them too, they were quite literally one of the most delicious things I’ve had at a restaurant.
They were so good in fact that I wanted them last night (Sunday) as well and figured I could make a suitable “copycat” recipe. To my surprise I was able to hit the nail right on the head and make a really good re-creation of this awesome dish, so I shall now share it with you and hope you enjoy! Note: I haven’t given measurements as it’s a pretty straight-forward recipe and I think you can portion for however much you think you’ll need.
What you will need:
Medium sized soft taco wraps /tortillas
President’s Choice Mango Lime Salsa
President’s Choice Chipotle Dipping Sauce (you can also use Chipotle Mayo if you can find it)
Lime (or President’s Choice Avocado Lime & Jalapeno dressing if you want to buy some or have it on hand)
Lettuce (the restaurant version used shaved fennel which is delicious but I can understand if it is not readily available in your crisper, as it was not in mine)
Sprigs of Cilantro (again, if you have it)
Bake tilapia in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
While it is cooking, scoop your avocado and mash it in a bowl with some lime and salt or with the President’s Choice Avocado dressing. Set aside.
Cut up any additional toppings you may want to put on your taco. I used romaine hearts as my lettuce, but if you’re a fancy-pants and went out and got fennel, then shred up some of that. If you’d like tomato, go ahead and chop some up too but I found the mango salsa to be chunky enough to not require more tomato. You should also now chop your sprigs of cilantro, Gordon Ramsey.
I recommend warming your soft tortillas for about 20 seconds in the microwave as it makes them fold-able and lovely once the toppings are inside. Spread your desired amounts of Chipotle Dipping Sauce (P.S., this is going to be an awesome dipping sauce for other recipes), Mango Salsa and mashed avocado on the warmed tortillas. Top with tilapia, lettuce and other toppings. Fold ‘em up and enjoy!
And for my Vegetarian and Vegan friends, some substitutes:
Substitute firm to extra firm tofu or mashed chickpeas for the tilapia.
Substitute store-bought vegan mayo or use this recipe for the regular chipotle mayo.
Both the PC Avocado-Lime dressing and the PC Mango-Lime Salsa are vegetarian/vegan friendly.