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Easy Fish Tacos with Homemade Flour Tortillas

Wednesday, October 06, 2010
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A light dish, playful and insouciant.
  • 1 Basa Fish
  • Butter
  • Cooking Spray
  • Rice
  • Water
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Onion
  • Self-Rising Flour
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Milk
  • Thousand Island Dressing
Step 1 - Preparation
Flatten that thing out.
Pre-heat oven to 220C/425F. Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray. This piece of foil should be large enough to wrap the fish up in. Place the fish in middle of foil. Place a small spoonful of butter on the fish and wrap up the fish.

Measure 1 cup of rice into cooking pot. Add 2 cups water to pot.

Gather your ingredients for making the flour tortillas: self-rising flour, vegetable oil, and milk.

Wash and cut your veggies: spinach, cucumber, tomato, and onion.

Step 2 - Pan
After a few minutes, your pancakes should be perfectly - wait, wrong recipe.

Turn oven temperature down to 200C/390F. Place fish in oven (still in aluminum pouch). Cook for 20 minutes or until a little golden on edges and inside is white and flakey.

On the stovetop, begin boiling your rice by setting burner to medium-high heat. Stir frequently, to keep the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Boil for 15 - 20 minutes, until rice is soft to the teeth.

While the fish and rice are cooking, make your flour tortillas. In a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, and 3/4 cup of warm milk. I warm my milk in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Mix ingredients together forming a soft dough. Flour up your hands and roll the dough into 8 - 12 two inch size balls.

At this time, place a fry pan on a burner and set to medium heat. Leave this pan dry! Do NOT add oil. A dry hot pan is needed for making tortillas.

While the fry pan is heating up, lightly flour a clean surface and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough balls until they are very thin and flat.

I like to use a small piece of rolled dough to test to see if the fry pan is hot enough. When the pan is hot enough, the dough will bubble up.

Carefully, place the rolled dough onto the hot pan. Cook 30 seconds, then flip it and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from pan and place on a plate. Quickly put the next tortilla in the hot pan.

Step 3 - Plate
Nearly there.
As tortillas finish cooking, stack them on a plate. After you have cooked up all the tortillas, turn off the heat and remove pan from hot burner. Do NOT place in water while pan is hot - it will warp pan. Place on a pot holder on the counter to cool.

Drain rice and take fish out of oven. Remove from aluminum foil and cut into strips.

Build your fish taco starting with a flour tortilla on your plate, add spinach, then fish. On top of the fish, spoon in some rice. Now, add your fresh cut vegetables: cucumber, tomato, onion. Top Thousand Island Dressing and cheese. Enjoy!
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