Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fish Tacos

I had this strange craving for fish tacos.  Where that came from, I do not know but without tortillas in the house I had to get creative.  I got on-line and printed out the first recipe I found and then it was fish tacos for dinner. YUM!

Here is the recipe if you are so inclined:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2. teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup hot water
Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Either by hand or with a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening till the mixture is crumbly.  Add about 3/4 cup hot water to the mixture, or just enough to make the ingredients look moist.  With your hand or large fork, knead the mixture making sure to rub the dough against the sides of this large mixing bowl to gather any clinging dough.  If the dough still sticks to the side of the bowl add to a couple more tablespoons of flour until the dough forms a soft round shape.  The dough is ready to roll out but is best to let it rest.  cover it with a dish towel, and let it sit for about an hour or so.

Take the dough, and pull it apart into 10-12 balls. 
Lightly flour your rolling area, and roll each ball with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inch think.
Place each tortilla on a medium hot cast iron skillet.
Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side.

I cooked some onion and already cooked tilapia fish while I was cooking the tortillas.

Once the tortilla was cooked and the fish and onion hot I added lettuce, salsa, hot sauce and sour cream.
Of course, you can add whatever sounds good to you.
They were so delicious!
Bon appetit


PaperPumpkin said...

Wow! These look and sound yummy!
Thank you for your thoughts and kindness...♥ I am so blessed. Love and hugs, kathy

michelle allen said...

yum!!! they look amazing. and simple enough that even i might be able to do them. thanks for sharing Teri!