Super-tasty and so easy to make! Allow half an hour at least for the fish to marinate – longer if possible. Pile your tacos high with colourful toppings for a delicious treat for all the family.
This recipe is featured in our beautiful new cookery book – Spice Kitchen, by Sanjay Aggarwal.
2 tbsp vegetable, sunflower or rapeseed (canola) oil
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp Mexican (Tex-Mex) blend1⁄2 tsp salt
400g (14oz) lean white fish fillets (cod works brilliantly, but you can use whatever white fish you can get hold of)
8 soft tortilla wraps
1⁄2 tsp Harissa (page 26)
Juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp mayonnaise
150g (51⁄2oz) sour cream
1 garlic clove, minced
Generous pinch of salt
Pickled Red Onions (page 195) 100g (31⁄2oz) white cabbage, finely shredded (or use crunchy iceberg lettuce if that’s what you prefer)
1 red or green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
A good handful of freshly chopped
1 avocado, chopped
Use a large, non-metallic bowl to mix together the oil, lime juice and zest, garlic, Mexican blend and salt. Add your fish, stir gently to combine and leave to marinate for around 1 hour. Longer is better, if you can.
Meanwhile, make your sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
Next, prepare all your topping ingredients. Squeeze a little lime juice over the avocado to stop it from spoiling. You can arrange your toppings on one platter, or serve at the table in individual bowls – whatever works for you! Keep in the fridge until needed.
When you are ready to get cooking, preheat your oven to 200°C fan/220°C/425°F/gas mark 7 and lightly grease a baking tray (sheet). Put the fish and all of the marinade on the tray and cook for around 15 minutes (the cooking time depends on the thickness of the fish, so make sure you check it is cooked through).
Remove the tray from the oven and gently flake the fish apart using two forks. If it doesn’t flake easily, return it to the oven for a few more minutes.
Warm the tortilla wraps according to the packet instructions.
Spoon the fish onto the warmed tortillas, with your lovely sauce drizzled over, and pile high with your choice of toppings.