Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fish Tacos with Green Tomato Salsa

Ever since I started my site I have become braver and braver in the kitchen. I do not come in the kitchen protected by a recipe. This is one of those times.

I wanted fish tacos. My husband loves tempura, so I used tempura batter on the mild white tilipia fish.

My salsa was a result of having 5 huge green tomatoes staring at me.
I have been wondering what to make with them for days...I did not feel like fried green tomatoes. Let me say, this turned out wonderful. A little tart which went perfect with the fish. My husband informed me it was another home run.

I love becoming braver and more inventive in the kitchen.....It is such a high.

Let start with the yummy salsa:


4 BIG Green tomatoes (NOT Tomatillos)
2 Garlic Cloves
1/4 cp. Cilantro
1/2 red onion
1 bell pepper
1 jalapeno
2 TB O Jalapeno Olive Oil
2 TB Lime Juice

1. Throw all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until the consistency you enjoy.

Fish Taco:

1.5 lbs Tilipia
1 box of tempura mix
1 1/2 cp. VERY cold soda water
1 Quart oil

Dried Cilantro and Chipotle Pepper Powder

1. Heat the oil to 350.
2. Meantime cut the tilipia in bit size pieces. Then add the soda water to the tempura mix.
3. Dip one tempura a few times and then drop into the hot oil.
4. As soon as it is dark brown remove from oil. Add a little cilantro and Chipotle pepper to each batch.

Red Cabbage Slaw

2 cp Red Cabbage
1/4 cp Cilantro
2 TB. O Jalapeno Olive Oil
1 TB. O Lemon Champagne Vinegar
1 Jalapeno, grated (Remove rib and seeds)

1. Toss all the ingredients together.

To assemble:

flour tortillas
tempura fish
Green Tabasco (For those who like it hot...MY HUSBAND)
Add the fish to the cooked tortilla shells. Top with the salsa, slaw, (optional) jalapenos, and green Tabasco (optional).


  1. Man, now I want fish tacos for breakfast... I love these, and need to make them, since they would be a good summery dish! I love cole slaw and yours looks great...

  2. Well done! My husband would love this dish. It is fun to become braver and step out of your comfort zone in the kitchen, isn't it?

  3. P.S. I hope you got my message on Foodbuzz about the giveaway. I did in fact enter it - about the 7th or 8th entry in your comments. I was sure that I entered, but was thinking I had lost mind (which wouldn't be unusual).

  4. Looks Tasty ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

  5. Ive always wanted to try a fish taco - these look great!
    Love the new look!

  6. This is my cup of tea! And I like it HOT VERY HOT!
    Angie's Recipes

  7. Miranda,

    This looks great!! I've never thought to use green tomatoes, will be trying this!

  8. I love fish tacos!! looks awesome with the salsa. Yum yum!!!!

  9. fish tacos are a staple around here no matter the season...these look great!

  10. This looks great! I never make fish tacos but I really should. When I do I plan on making this salsa, its all the flavors I love. :)

  11. ...mouth watering now...
    Fish tacos are a favorite around here. Fun to mix up the salsa now and then as you have done here. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE fish tacos! I'll definitely be making this!

  13. Delicious! Was planning to make fish tacos this weekend too!

  14. I love fish tacos! I've never made them myself. These look so great. I may have to start with your recipe. :)

  15. These look delish!! I LOVE fish tacos!

  16. I love fish tacos but the best ones are always made by someone else! Perhaps I'll try my hand at it with your recipe!


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