Monday, June 28, 2010

Fish Tacos and an anniversary

Mr. Incredible and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary last week by road tripping out West. If we can spend 46 hours stuck in a Jeep together we surely will make it to a 50th wedding anniversary right? 

Our first stop was the Grand Canyon. The views were gorgeous and almost hard to believe. It was like looking at a postcard. Mr. Incredible was trying to convince me to stand up and pose on the ledge with him. That was as far as I was willing to go. Heights aren't my thing. I like having my feet on stable ground thank you.

We also spent a few glorious days in Las Vegas (more about that in a later post). 

Our final stop was San Diego home of the most awesome (so says me) fish tacos! This is the World Famous Fish Taco plate from Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill. Rubio's is credited with introducing fish tacos to Southern California and starting a phenomenon that has spread coast to coast. The fish is beer batter dipped and fried, wrapped in a warm corn tortilla and topped with crisp cabbage. It is just delicious. 

Here is my version of fish tacos. In this recipe, the fish is pan fried instead of deep fried. Grilling the fish would be just as tasty if not more so.

Cut fish (I use tilapia) into 3 inch by 1 inch strips and season with salt, pepper and grill seasoning. No exact measurements here. Unlike baking, precise measurements are not a requirement. Precision when wielding a sharp knife is always a good idea. 

Cook the fish strips with a bit of olive oil until golden brown and cooked. 

While fish is cooking, prepare the toppings...shredded cabbage, green onions, cilantro, avocado and lime wedges.

Assembly: Warm a corn or flour tortilla, spread some sour cream onto the tortilla and add one or two strips of fish. Top with shredded cabbage, cilantro, avocado and lime juice.


  1. Wow...this is so healthy...simple and easy and yet delicious!!! Thanks for this idea of eating tacos! :) and glad that you enjoyed yourself so much visiting the Grand Canyon. A belated Happy 1st Wedding Anniversay to you and hubby ! And many more blessed years to come :)

  2. Feels good to get to the one year mark, especially when the last 365 days seemed to breeze by. Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy 1st Anniversary! How exciting, I love road trips, too.

    Your fish tacos looks delish--my husband's favorite--and what do you know, I also use tilapia fillets. What a lovely, refreshing plate of food.

  4. Elin thank you for the well wishes! I would have deep fried my fish but ran out of panko...pan frying turned out well and is probably more healthy in the end :)

    Hi Ali, thanks so much! It's amazing how fast time flies.

    Jean, my hubby was the one who introduced me to fish tacos a ways back. When I first heard of them I thought it was a bit strange. Fish in a taco?! But now it's one of my favs.

  5. I just came back from Vegas myself. We were hoping to go to San Diego for a day trip to eat those exact same fish tacos, but it unfortunately didn't work out. Yours look delicious, though. I'm hungry now!

  6. Congratulations on your first anniversary!! And more fish tacos to come!! :-)

  7. Hi Nhi, we got out of Vegas before it hit the 100 degree mark! I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and can't wait to go back.

    Hiya Jun, thank you!

  8. Congratulations on your anniversary! Even though I live in San Diego and eat fish tacos on a regular basis, I am always looking for a better one! I will try your recipe for sure, looks great!

  9. Very nice and informative blog posting. Among all the fish, tilapia fish is Awesome! Tilapia fish farming is very profitable and easy. I like this fish very much for it's unique taste and nutritional value.


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