|Gluten Free Jalapeno Margarita Fish Tacos with Tangy Sour Cream Slaw and Mango Pineapple Salsa|
Ingredients1 pound fresh tilapia (not from China)
2 limes juiced
1/2 cup jalapeno infused tequila (Directions below)
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/3 head of cabbage chopped
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 Tbsp taco seasoning mix (I make my own. Directions also below.)
6 small corn tortillas
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (yes I know I listed it twice. It helps me plan better.)
TJ's Pineapple Mango Salsa
Place tilapia in a shallow baking dish, add tequila and the juice of one and a half limes. Turn fish over to coat then salt and pepper lightly. Allow to marinate for about a half an hour.
In a small bowl mix together cabbage, sour cream, taco seasoning mix and the juice of half a lime and set aside.
Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high heat with olive oil. Once a splash of water pops in the pan, add the fish. Allow to cook for 3 minutes without moving the fish. After 3 minutes turn over and allow to cook for 3 more minutes.
While the fish is cooking, add a 1/2 Tbsp of oil to a separate heated pan. Place one corn tortilla in the pan and heat for 30 seconds then flip.
The fish will get a nice brown coating and will pull apart easily with a fork when done.
To assemble take one of the warm tortillas and add a nice portion of fish. Top with slaw followed by the pineapple mango salsa. That's it. Now settle in with a nice jalapeno margarita and enjoy.
For the jalapeno infused tequila:Buy a nice bottle of tequila. It doesn't have to be top shelf unless you really want it to be. Then slice two jalapeno peppers lengthwise into quarters. For a less spicy end result remove the seeds and inner vein. Trust me when I tell you the strength of the jalapeno will increase over time. Pour out enough tequila (maybe do a shot?) to make room for the peppers. Push the peppers into the bottle and cap. It will only take a few hours for the jalapeno to infuse and start to give the tequila great flavor. Then make a margarita as usual and you will never make one any other way.
For the taco seasoning mix:
Simply mix together the following ingredients in an empty spice jar.
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
If you'd like it a bit spicy add crushed chili flakes or some cayenne pepper to taste.