Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Tarter Sauce

It has been one of those weeks. You know. The weeks where you shouldn't have even bothered to get out of bed. I've wanted to pull the covers back over my head the minute my alarm has gone off every single morning, and I'm 99% sure I just should have. Did you all know that there is a lime shortage??? Well, there is. Before you throw stones at me, I realize this is very much a first world problem. Also, it's rained all week. And to start my week off, I discovered I left my umbrella at my desk, in my office.  It was super awesome to walk from the parking garage to my building in the pouring rain. 

On Tuesday morning, while dragging the garbage cans to the curb (in the rain), my iPhone fell out of my pocket and fell face first on the pavement where it died a slow, agonizing death for about 12 hours. That actually ended up being a bright spot in my week. I was able to get out of my uber expensive contract and find a more affordable option with unlimited data! Yay for me. 

It's Wednesday now and if my head can hit my pillow before I start sobbing uncontrollably, I'll count today as a success. Don't feel sorry for me. I'm just being a total girl. Seriously. I whine a lot, don't I? I'm blaming it on the weather.  Some people air all their dirty laundry on Facebook. I use my blog. On a positive note, I'm not complaining about a worthless husband, boyfriend or children.  You are welcome. 

The bright spot today has got to be these delicious Fish Tacos. Indulge me in some reminiscing if you will. I was living on the bay in Tampa. It was a lovely fall day. The windows were opened, a brisk breeze was blowing in and Simply Delicioso with Ingrid Hoffman was on the Food Network. THIS is where I found the fish taco to beat all fish tacos. Dare I say, the Holy Grail of Fish Tacos? I'm saying it anyway. 

In my opinion, there are two ingredients that make Ingrid's fish tacos the best.  1.  Her chipotle tarter sauce. Mayo, chipotles and the juice and zest of lime.  Mmm! I seriously just smacked my lips together.  B. Her use of zest. Not only does she use the lime in the tarter sauce, she uses orange zest as a topping on the tacos. You wouldn't think you would notice something so small but trust me, you do! Here is the link for Ingrid's Chicharrones Fish Tacos. I adore her and her recipes! 

Fish Tacos                                                                             Printer Friendly


1 pound cod
1/2 cup worchestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, diced
Cucumber, roughly chopped
Avocado, roughly chopped
Orange zest
Cilantro leaves
Corn tortillas
Chipotle tarter sauce (recipe below)

Place cod (I use frozen) in a baking dish. Cover with garlic and worchestershire sauce. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least an hour. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake cod for 13-17 minutes or until cod is flakey. 

Warm the corn tortillas in a skillet. Top the tortillas with chipotle tarter sauce and the baked cod.

Continue with the rest of the toppings: cucumber, cilantro, avocado and orange zest. Don't forget the orange zest!!! 

Chipotle Tarter Sauce                                                  Printer Friendly


1/2 cup mayo
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 chipotle peppers in adobo, de-seeded and finely chopped (more or less depending on how spicy you like it. 2 is pretty spicy!)
Zest and juice of 1 lime

Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Chill until ready to serve.  Enjoy!

This post has been link up at The Yuck Stops Here and Jam Hands.  Please stop by and pay these sites a visit! 


  1. I’d love it if you would share your recipe on this week’s The Yuck Stops Here link party, a linkup of delicious recipes that starts tomorrow (Tuesday, May 6th) and ends Sunday evening at 8pm ET! You can find us at Hope to see you there! HUGS

    1. Thanks Cheryl! I most certainly will share them! Thank you for the invite!

  2. So thrilled to see that you stopped by! These look so yummy, I can't wait to try them! HUGS

    1. Your recipe was also the most clicked this week so you can stop by any time after Tuesday evening next week to pick up your "I've Been Featured" button. Congratulations, and thanks again for sharing, I hope you'll bring more of your awesome talent in the future. HUGS

    2. CONGRATULATIONS! Your yummy post is tied for most clicked this week! Come by anytime after Tuesday evening at 8pm ET to pick up your "I've Been Featured" button and to link up more of your delicious recipes! You can find next week's party here: HUGS