Kim and Thi's Excellent Cooking Adventures

San Diego style Fish tacos!

Posted in Uncategorized by kimandthi on December 21, 2009

As Vince from ShamWow would say, you’re gonna love my nuts. Or in this case, San Diego style FISH TACOS.

We adapted this recipe from Allrecipes. Here are our modifications and some notes:

• We substituted sour cream for plain yogurt and mayonnaise. It was less of a substitute thing and more of we’re-too-lazy-to-get-the-rest-of-the-ingredients type thing. Nevertheless, the sauce was great even if it was ultimately seasoned sour cream.

• We also used pollock instead of cod because fresh cod is mysteriously difficult to obtain in regular grocery stores. Maybe we need to shop at nicer stores.

• Being underage and all, we used whatever beer was leftover from last weekend’s frat party. Just kidding. What’s a party? We used Fat Tire, a dark Amber ale. It worked wonderfully in creating a nice fluffy crust. If you wanna go more traditional, you might wanna use Corona or Dos Equis.

• GOOD corn tortillas are essential!! We bought ours from a Mexican mart that were made fresh the day they were purchased. The difference between homemade tortillas and shelf grocery store tortillas is astounding. Don’t even think about grabbing a bag of Guerreros for this recipe! If you do…well. I don’t even know what to say to that.

No intense step-by-step pictures but we think these are the two most important shots of any fish taco making process: the freshly deep fried beer batter fish, and the final presentation of the taco.

The additional toppings were shredded cabbage, Tapatio (our favorite AP hot sauce), El Yucateco green habenero sauce, red salsa casera, fresh cilantro and deep fried beer battered jalapeno slices (we got creative). Top yours with whatever you have around. The rest of our Asian family enjoyed these tacos. Your Asian family will, too.

– Lots of love, Thi & Kim

ps: we love comments


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  1. Kristen said, on December 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    shit, back in the day at the Frat parties I went to there was nothing as nice as Fat Tire. It was more like Keystone, or maybe something as classy as Old English 800. I wonder if they still make that crap. hmm.

    Those fish tacos are making me hungry. I might have to break them out for breakfast today 🙂

  2. heather said, on December 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    thanks for commenting on my blog! yours looks to be promising — love the fish tacos — and i can’t wait to stop back for more!



  3. Maryam said, on December 22, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I’m lucky that I came here !!!!! I was looking for this recipe long time ago but I didn’t find it ! thanks for sharing and happy new year for both of you !

  4. Hungry Huy said, on December 24, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Ohh my lovin the look of that fried fish. “You’re gonna love my nuts”, LOL.

  5. thi said, on December 25, 2009 at 1:43 am

    kristen: keystone still reigns at most frat parties nowadays. milwaukee’s best too. ick!

    heather: thanks!

    maryam: enjoy your holidays 🙂

    huy: vince offer is a man of wisdom 😀

  6. Esi said, on December 27, 2009 at 5:32 am

    I lived on fish tacos in college. I love them!

  7. Shelley said, on September 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    When I lived in San Diego, I used to love to stop at Rubio’s for thier fish taco. I’ve never made them at home but these look great- might have to give them a try!

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