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Fish tortilla
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Fish Tortillas, buffet style.

A quick simple tasty way to enjoy fish, my fish tortillas are fabulous, healthy family food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the fish

  • 500 g firm white fish -I like snapper, 2cm dice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil -extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (or you can use pure Mexican spice mix, my spice blend recipe here))
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper -to taste
  • 1 red onion/s (large) sliced
  • ½ bunch/s fresh coriander leaves -finely chopped (serve on the side if this is a deal breaker for fussy kids)

Guacamole

  • 1 avocado/s (large)
  • 1 lime/s -juice (zest optional)
  • 1 clove/s garlic -crushed
  • 3 tbsp full-fat natural yoghurt
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper -to taste

Instructions

  • Firstly prepare your sides (below) so they are ready to serve.

Guacamole

  • Process or mash the avocados with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. Place in a serving bowl.

Fish

  • Toss the fish in a small splash of oil followed by the spices, thyme, sea salt and pepper.
  • Over a moderate heat, add a little more oil to a large fry pan and cook the red onion for 2 minutes or until it starts to soften. Add the fish and turn each piece or stir gently until it is cooked through. It should only take 4-5 minutes max.
  • Turn off the heat, stir through the coriander and place in a serving bowl.
  • Serve with guacamole and your choice of sides.

Options for sides to serve:

  • Choose at least three of the following sides. I always serve them all in separate bowls so everyone can build their own tortilla (kids love this):
  • Serve in a lettuce cup tortilla (cos and iceberg lettuce works well)
  • If using store bought tortillas, make sure they are additive-free and without vegetable oil (the only ingredient should be corn and perhaps sea salt)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced (you can add a little diced red onion to make a salsa if you like)
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • Lettuce leaves, shredded (dress with lime juice)
  • Sprouts, of your choice (dress with lime juice)
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated (dress with lime juice)
  • This is also really lovely with diced fresh mango if in season
  • 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped or dried chilli flakes

Notes

Dairy-free

Omit the yogurt from the guacamole or replace with coconut yoghurt.

Nut-free

Choose olive oil to cook the fish in.

Gluten-free

If using store bought tortillas, ensure they are gluten-free.
 

What's your favourite Mexican meal?  Let me know by commenting below.