Wednesday, July 15, 2009

tacos with a twist

This will probably make some of you log right off my blog but I have to tell you, this recipe is soooo good:) It was a beautiful 70' day here and perfect for grilling. Here 'tis:

2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 fresh jalapeno chile, seeded and minced
1 pound firm white fish (halibut, cod, etc.) cut into finger-length pieces
8 corn tortillas, warmed on the grill

1/2 cup lowfat mayo (I hate lowfat; we use full-strength here)
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage

Combine first 5 ingredients and add fish. Refrigerate 30 minutes, turning once. Remove fish and discard marinade. Fire up grill/high heat. Place fish directly over heat, grill till firm, about 10 minutes, turning once. Combine mayo, lime juice, and cabbage. To serve, place 3 tablespoons slaw mixture on warm corn tortilla and top with one piece of fish.

Even picky Paul liked this dinner. Of course I tempted him with a raspberry cream cake for dessert. Looking over everything, Randy said, "Does this mean you're finished with your book?" Almost. I'm getting ready to come in for a landing with book 2 and finish editing. So now I can put on my apron again:)

Speaking of food, did you know you can copy a book cover onto rice paper so that it's edible and then place it on the top of a cake? These are the strange things you learn upon publication. I'm not sure how Lael and Ian will look with all that buttercream frosting but I'm about to find out. I promise to post a picture once this happens August 8th at the backyard garden book event.

The Frontiersman's Daughter is almost on shelves!

I will give You thanks forever because You have done it. Psalm 52:9


  1. Hi Laura,
    I don't think I could do the fish tacos since I don't eat fish. However, I am thrilled that I have found your website. I can't wait to read some of your books.

  2. Bless you, Debbie! I'm thrilled you found my website, too, and I pray you are blessed by my books. Please stop back by. I promise not to post any more fish recipes:) Thank you for your kind comments here!

  3. the first time i ever heard about fish tacos was in 2004 when my hubby and i went to mexico. I thought it sounded gross!! but then it seemed i kept hearing about how good they were.
    so last year we went out to eat at a local chowder house on the coast and i ordered the fish tacos. they were ok. i don't think i'd order them again.
    and i love fish and i love tacos. maybe it's just the combo that wasn't all that great for me!

  4. I think this is one of those recipes that you either love or hate. I know quite a few folks who can't eat seafood. I love halibut and think I could have it every way but in dessert:) Fun to try new things but not everyone likes them!

  5. oooh.... love halibut!! My best friends' hubby fishes in Alaska every summer and they bring us fresh halibut. Have you ever made halibut chowder? the best!! my mouth is watering right now as i type.
    Just make a basic corn/potato/bacon chowder and then the last 5-10 minutes add bite-size chunks of halibut. Stir until the fish is cooked. And sit back and savor every bite!!!

  6. tacos are a big thing around here. Have tried them only once and not bad. They are on the menu at several of our restaurants but I bet making them at home would be better. Thinking of you and knowing the countdown to release of FD is almost done.....yippee!

  7. Oh, halibut chowder sounds so much better than clam! I'm not a fan of salmon, on the other hand, or trout, which is what Randy and the boys bring home from fishing. I will think of you when I try halibut chowder:)

  8. Rhonda, YES, I must admit I'm much more excited about this book's release than fish tacos:) It seemed to take forever to get here but the last 1 1/2 years has flown by. I'd like to slow time down and savor all the good things but it just keeps rolling on!