Baja Fish Tacos

with Sriracha slaw and pickled shallot

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Is there a better “newish” hand-held food than fish tacos? Battered or baked, spicy or not… someone was using their brain when they decided tacos deserved a pairing with those aquatic craniate animals. This version goes back to the origins: Fish tacos were born in the Baja area. The first fish tacos were like these: a delicate fish lightly battered and fried, served in a tortilla with a mayo slaw. Are we reinventing perfection here? No, we are sharing it with you.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Limes
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
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    2 Tilapia Fillets
  • 4 oz. Slaw Mix
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    1½ oz. Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha
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    ⅓ cup Tempura Mix
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    6 Small Flour Tortillas
  • 6 fl. oz. Canola Oil
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    839
  • Carbohydrates
    78g
  • Fat
    41g
  • Protein
    42g
  • Sodium
    1549mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve and peel shallot. Slice halves into thin strips. Halve limes and juice three halves. Halve remaining lime piece. Stem cilantro, leaving leaves whole. Pat tilapia fillets dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 2" pieces. Season pieces with ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • Step 2 - Quick Pickle Shallot and Make Slaw
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    Quick Pickle Shallot and Make Slaw

    Combine shallot, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Combine slaw mix and mayonnaise in another mixing bowl and add Sriracha (to taste). Refrigerate both until plating.

  • Step 3 - Make the Batter
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    Make the Batter

    Combine tempura mix and 2 Tbsp. very cold water in another mixing bowl. Add additional cold water 1 Tbsp. at a time until consistency is extremely thin, like heavy cream.

  • Step 4 - Warm Tortillas and Heat Oil
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    Warm Tortillas and Heat Oil

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Place tortillas in hot, dry pan and cook until warmed, 30 seconds per side. Alternatively, wrap tortillas in a paper towel and microwave, 30-60 seconds. Wrap tortillas in foil to keep warm. Return pan used to warm tortillas to medium-high heat and add canola oil. Heat oil, 3-5 minutes. Test oil temperature by adding a drop of batter to it. It should sizzle gently. If it browns immediately, turn heat down and let oil cool.

  • Step 5 - Cook the Fish
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    Cook the Fish

    Line a plate with a paper towel. Dip tilapia pieces in batter to cover evenly. Carefully, working in batches, add tilapia pieces to hot oil and cook until golden brown and pieces reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to towel-lined plate, and season with a pinch of salt. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with cilantro and lime wedges. Bon appétit!