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SAUCY FISH TACOS

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Hugh is trying to take over my hobby. I do food, he does pictures. It works. But last week he bought a special grilling book and now has been experimenting on his own. Seeing that I don’t do meat, he can take ownership of that. I don’t come from a lineage of cooks, so the fact that it’s ‘my thing,’ leaves me flattered with the responsibility. If I had the slighest clue about photography, I would start a battle to retaliate against his hobby burglary.

Hugh made some great grilled peppers the other night, which led to inspiration for a good sauce. That is what makes these tacos different- this tasty sauce. It is a tad spicy, has hints of creaminess from the yogurt, and freshness from the loads of cilantro. I put leftovers on my eggs this morning, and it’s thick enough to spread on a sandwich.

We went to a great fish place down by the harbor to get the freshest fish. I checked here to see what white fish is safe and sustainable for our area. The website is full of information and will definitely make you think twice before you just grab for what you see in restaurants. It does not cost more to get what is sustainable. Organics is a whole different market than sustainable seafood; the challenge is finding a place where you can buy specific fish. Once your fish is covered in this tasty sauce, it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference what it is anyways.00020003

SAUCY FISH TACOS // Serves 2

 

  • 12 oz. White Seabass (use what is fresh/local for you)
  • 1 Lime, Zest and Juice
  • salt and pepper or lemon pepper
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers
  • 3 Cups Green Cabbage, Finely Sliced
  • 1 Firm Peach, Cut into 8 Slices
  • corn tortillas

 

/ poblano cilantro sauce /

  • 1 ½ Cups Cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lime, Zest and Juice (add another if it’s not juicy)
  • ½ Cup Whole Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Toasted Pistachios
  • 2 Roasted Poblano Chiles, seeds removed
  • 1/2 tsp. each Garlic Salt and Pepper, to taste

 

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Heat your grill to medium/high
Salt and pepper both sides of the fish. Rub the zest and juice into the fish, and put in a bowl to marinate.
Lightly oil the bell peppers and poblano chiles, put them on the grill and char on all sides. About 8-10 minutes. Remove peppers and chiles and put them in a plastic bag to steam. Let them sit about 10 minutes in the bag. Remove the stem and seeds, and then peel off the skins when they're cool to the touch. They do not need to be perfect, a little black adds some smokiness. Chop the peppers up and set aside. The poblanos are for your sauce. 
Put the cilantro, garlic, lime, yogurt, olive oil, pistachios and poblanos in a blender or food processor. Fully combine. Taste for salt and pepper.
Grill the fish (on extra clean grill grates to keep from sticking). Put the peaches on the grill, cut side down. Close the lid and grill for about 6 minutes. Flip the fish and peaches and grill another 4 minutes (time will vary depending on thickness of the fish). Warm the tortillas on the grill or stovetop.

Assemble your tacos. Tortilla, sauce, fish, roasted peppers, two grilled peach slices and a generous amount of cilantro.0005

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Reader Comments (40)

oh my mouth-watering eye candy. taco to-die-for for sure!

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatthew

objection! i never burgle anything. ever. let's settle this over some more tacos?

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhugh

hugh you can make these for my birthday tomorrow! thanks dude, ill be over around 12:30

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMackel

sweet molest im hungry

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercydney morris

I think the only solution here is for you to start taking photos, too :) And make more tacos.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternicole

slow your role, Hugh.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

i seriously get EXCITED everytime you update. your blog is the best cooking blog out there right now. absolutely beautiful photos, as always!

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterleigh

Those look so amazing, I LOVE grilled fish tacos with the crunchy cabbage and nice cilantro sauce, yum!!! I'm always so disappointed when a restaurant only has the battered ones, I want to try this :)

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEatingRD

Summer yumminess indeed!

July 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralexandria

Those peppers look so amazing, as do the tacos. And the pictures, as always, are stunning!

July 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

I love love love the idea of grilled peaches on tacos! what a perfectly fresh surprise--i bet your tastebuds were doing pirouettes!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

hello! i am new here, found you via brian at the blue hour's request for peoples favorite new blogs. your photos are amazing and i love the sprouted kitchen philosophy! the peppers on the grill shot really really blow me away. thanks for doing what you do.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

yum! these look so delicious!! i'll have to try the recipe for myself

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwedding chicks

*drool!* I adore fish tacos and hardley ever get to eat them out here in Colorado far away from the ocean. Can't wait to try these!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

These look delicious... Fish tacos have been on my list of things to find a good recipe for... I will have to try them. Love your site... I will visit often!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterASHLEA

I'm glad you stopped by my blog because it led me to yours. I love fish tacos - am going to try the poblano cilantro sauce.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhighoverhappy

I'm not a fish lover, but Hugh's pictures are great!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I'll back you up on the hobby burglary, Sara. Hugh has been on a cooking/health kick in the last few weeks. He actually started grilling me on what I was bringing him from Pollo Loco the other day. (I've only eaten corn tortillas for years, thank you, flour are not worth the calories!) Don't worry, luckily he'll be onto his next new thing soon and you can have your hobby back to yourself! :)

I wouldn't try to horn in on the photography though, he's pretty stink'in good at that...

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMollie

Oh, and awesome recipe (I almost forgot!). I think I'll try this out soon!!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMollie

I love fish tacos! But I love the idea of your sauce! Amazing.

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkickpleat

yuuu-uuumm!

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Hugh's pictures of your food (from the ingredients down to the final presentation) are yummy and yet, they're also dreamy.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR

very creative addition w/ the sauce. i'd prob. add a half of avocado to the blender just to thicken it up that much more (plus i'm obsessed w/ avocado). beautiful pictures!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwe are never full

Wow! Love your site. Seriously. The recipes and photos are equally amazing. Thanks for finding me so that I could have a reason to meander over here, I'll definitely be back. Often. Now I think it's time to make me some tacos!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa's Cocina

I have just recently come know the joys of fish tacos; these look gorgeous. Duly filed under 'must try.'

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Laird

Fish tacos are my favorite. And with sliced peaches? That's a first. I'll have to try these asap while peaches are in season. Love your blog and your photos have such a nice quality about them—beautiful!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

hugh!!! quit taking sara's hobby!

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkristine

YUM!
I plan on making these for dinner this week!

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Himelson

I made these with salmon, and they were amazing! I love love love the sauce! :)

July 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I look at a lot of blogs, and the images here really stand out - beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and introducing me to Sprouted KItchen. I also love that you're a writing-photo team. I'll be adding you to my blog reader.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterliz {zested}

I knew the instant I saw this post I had to make these. I love fish tacos, and I love how every fish taco I've ever had has not been even close to any of the others.

I made these last night, and they were awesome. I was blown away by the sauce, as was my friend. He stood in my kitchen and was speechless. Love the peaches too! This is going in my recipe book for later. Thank you!

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

[...] didn’t sound good it would be worth visiting just for the photography, I made plans to make these fish tacos, and soon. This weekend turned out to be a good time. We got a slab of line caught halibut, [...]

That banana cookie morning bar thing is a dream. A real dream. And the photo of the spoons as you were making the salad dressing- genius! What an unstoppable pair you two are! Keep 'em cookin

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Patton

We had this last night for a pre-Memorial Day celebration and they were TO DIE FOR--thanks for sharing this with us!

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca B

Hiya! I found you somehow through Orangette and am so glad! Made these fish tacos last night and they were a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I used parsley with the cilantro because I had a bunch on hand and walnuts instead of pistachios. Just fantastic. I've been a little reluctant to cook fish at home, but I think you got me over that fear! These were quick and easy and absolutely delicious. So... thank you!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

your pictures as always are so beautiful and this recipe looks amazing too. have been searching for some summer food and i think i found it here. thanks!

[...] Saucy Fish Tacos from Sprouted Kitchen [...]

These were incredible. My husband's family owns a fresh seafood wholesale company out here in Orlando, so I always have the highest quality fish available to me...and before I got married i NEVER cooked fish. haha! So needless to say, I'm learning. He brought home wreckfish throats the other night (as they weren't selling material) and we made these fish tacos. He liked them so much we had them again the next night. Thank you for this incredible blog!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

Just made these this week and they were awesome. My husband and I thought they had such awesome flavor...healthy and yummy thanks again for your recipes..keep doing what you do :)

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSasha

the photo of the spoons as you were making the salad dressing- genius! What an unstoppable pair you two are! Keep 'em cookin

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