Amy had a great day of fishing, this beautiful rock fish was among her bounty from the ocean in this morning! I can't say the same for the rest of our family... the rest of our poles all came up empty. As soon as she pulled up her big 'catch of the day', I knew we would be making some delicious Fish Tacos for dinner.
One of my favorite fish tacos comes from a San Diego restaurant called the Brigintine. Tonight we set out to make a healthy replication of that original, famous Brigintine fish taco with our big rock fish. Instead of battering and frying the fish in a deep fryer, we coated the fish in olive oil and whole wheat panko breadcrumbs and baked it in the oven!
Our 'healthier' fish tacos turned out GREAT, the panko-crusted baked fish was so crispy and tasty! I didn't even miss the battered and fried fish in the original restaurant version. These homemade fish tacos were the perfect way to enjoy our freshly caught fish...
Fish Tacosmakes 4-6 tacos
For the fish -
- 2 (10oz.) filets of whitefish, cut into 4-6 pieces
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- 1 tbsp of Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup of whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
- 4 - 6 corn tortillas
- shredded cabbage
- shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
- Ranch dressing, light
- cilantro, chopped
- Sriracha, or other hot chili sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.
Coat with the pieces of fish with olive oil, salt, pepper and seasoning making sure the entire piece of fish is evenly coated.
Dip fish into a bowl or plate of the panko bread crumbs, completely covering the fish with the panko.
Place on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the fish over and cook another 5-10 minutes.
Assemble taco to your taste!!!
My tacos -----> start with tortilla, then cabbage, then cheese, then ranch, then fish, and top with spritz of lime, chopped cilantro, and a dab of hot chili sauce.
I can't wait to get back on the water and catch some big fish so we can make these delicious fish tacos again!!