A New Take on Good Friday Fish Dinner

Looking forward to Easter holidays this year? Are your kids excited for the Easter Bunny to stop at their house? Maybe you have a big family dinner on the Friday or Sunday? This year I am looking to mix things up a bit when it comes to the traditional fish dinner for Good Friday. Someone suggested to me that fish tacos are a great idea for Good Friday as it keeps the tradition of eating fish, but adds something fun for your family to eat together. I did some research and found a recipe that looks easy and delicious! What traditions does your family have for the holiday?

I found this recipe online from www.natashaskitchen.com and she also uses a homemade fish sauce that pulls all the elements of this recipe together.

Ingredients

Fish Taco Ingredients:

  • 24 small white corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 lb tilapia
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter

Fish Taco Toppings:

  • 1/2 small purple cabbage
  • 2 medium avocado sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced (optional)
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro longer stems removed
  • 4 oz 1 cup Cotija cheese, grated
  • 1 lime cut into 8 wedges to serve

Fish Taco Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice from 1 medium lime
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce or to taste

Instructions

  1. Line large baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner. In a small dish, combine seasonings: 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper and evenly sprinkle seasoning mix over both sides of tilapia.
  2. Lightly drizzle fish with olive oil and dot each piece with butter. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min. To brown edges, broil for 3-5 minutes at the end if desired.
  3. Combine all Taco sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended.
  4. To serve the tacos, toast quickly toast the corn tortillas on a large dry skillet or griddle over medium/high heat.
  5. To assemble: start with pieces of fish then add remaining ingredients finishing with a generous sprinkle of cotija cheese and finally that awesome taco sauce! Serve with a fresh lime wedge to squeeze over tacos.