EASY FISH TACOS
Cooking for almost 300 people a weekend at Le Pointu means that I’ve lost a bit of the will to cook for myself or anyone else, really. By the time it comes to Sunday night, Thibault and I have flipped hundreds of pancakes, cooked hundreds of eggs, kilos of bacon, made a ridiculous number of acai bowls, chopped countless bananas, made about a hundred scones and, above all, the bacon juices have actually seeped through my pores. It’s delightful, I know, but I can tell you that if there is one thing that will put you off cooking (no matter how much you like bacon), it’s that.
Consequently, there have been fewer recipes around here recently and I’ve also been getting less creative with my meals at home. I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of recipes that are easy to make that I can reach for when I’m feeling uninspired. I’d like to have a collection of recipes that will take about 15 minutes to make, made from things I can buy at the beginning of the week that won’t go off quickly or things I typically have in the fridge. I figure that then I’ll have no excuses mais on verra!
This recipe is one of my good childhood friend’s recipes. She’s the burrito queen but we’d been craving fish tacos and whipped this up really quickly last night. It was delicious!
The loveliest thing about this recipe (aside from cooking it with Maxi and Lily last night) was that we were on the hunt for chipotle paste or chipotle sauce for a while in Lausanne and I ended up posting on my Instagram stories asking people where in town I could find it. I got so many replies and two lovely ladies pointed me to a very specific shop where I found exactly what I was looking for. Moments like that make me love what I do and love that I’ve created this little community. Thank you Mayya and Valeria for your help!
So, if you’re looking for chipotle in Lausanne, the deli next to the Levis shop in Place de Palud is the place to go.
Easy fish tacos, makes 6 tacos
- 1 mango, cubed
- half a red onion, chopped finely
- a handful of coriander, chopped
- 1 small chili, chopped finely
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and set aside
Special sauce (yes, that’s apparently the official name)
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 100g plain yogurt
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- zest of half a lime
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- chipotle salsa to taste (1-2 tablespoons)
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl an set aside
- 6 corn tortillas
- 12 fish fingers
- 1/4 of a red cabbage, sliced finely using a mandolin
- fresh coriander leaves
- spring onions, sliced into little rings
Prepare three bowls: one bowl of mango salsa, one bowl of special sauce and the last one of finely sliced red cabbage. Place your fish fingers on a piece of greaseproof paper in the oven and cook following the instructions (mine cooked for 15 minutes at 200°C without any olive oil or fat). Warm the corn tortillas in a frying pan without any oil or fat and turn them frequently so they colour gently on both sides.
Fill your taco in whatever order you fancy, making sure to get a bit of everything and top with fresh coriander and spring onions. The person with the cleanest plate at the end of the meal wins. Yes, it’s a competition… because where’s the fun otherwise?
What are your favourite quick dinner ideas? I’ve got a few more recipes coming over the next few weeks if you’re also looking for a little inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and see you back here soon. Big bisous xS