Cinco de Mayo Fish Tacos

Chef Kendrick has some yummy Cinco de Mayo surprises! Watch as she shows  how to make fish tacos that are easy and healthy. She also makes a beautiful and tasty virgin sangria. The fish tacos are great for a dinner party, get together, nightly dinner or Cinco de Mayo fiesta!p  Cut recipe in half for a dinner for two.  Have fun with one! The sangria is delicious, beautiful, fresh, and a great substitute for regular sangria.  The red sparkling grape juice provides a great color and tannic taste that resembles red wine.  The apples, oranges, lemons and limes also make a big difference as they add tanginess, texture and color.  Your guests will love it.

Cinco de Mayo Fish Tacos

Fish Taco Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tilapia filets
  • 6 toasted tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small tomato, diced, seeded membranes removed
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt – to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
  • squeeze few drops of lime juice to taste
  • (optional) a few drops of Sriracha or sprinkles of cayenne for hea

Fish Taco Toppings:

  • 1/4 small green or purple cabbage, for topping fish
  • serve with 1 lime, cut in small wedges
  • optional: serve with shredded cheese
  • optional: serve with 1 chopped avocado
  • optional:  Chopped cilantro for topping before serving

Directions

  • Sprinkle both sides of the fish with same spices as above.  Let fish rest in coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.
    • The longer fish marinates, the better the flavor.  Can season and let sit overnight in fridge for even better flavor.
  • Sauté fish in a hot oiled pan, with 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil, over medium high heat to get a golden brown color on both sides.
  • Cook about 3 minutes one side, flip, then sauté about 2 minutes.
  • Place shredded cabbage in the middle of each toasted flour tortilla, place one cooked filet on top of each cabbage stack, then top fish with the spiced sour cream mixture.
    • Can also add chopped avocado for more flavor and texture, and top with cheese if desired.  Enjoy!
Cinco de Mayo Sangria
Cinco de Mayo Sangria

Virgin Sangria Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, finely chopped
  • One lime, cut in slices
  • 1 lemon, cut in slices
  • 1 orange, cut in slices
  • fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup cranberry
  • 3 cups red sparkling grape juice
  • Fresh raspberries, the juicer the better
  • Plenty of ice
  • If no sparkling juice, then add 1 cup of chilled sparkling water, and an additional 1/2 cup of grape juice, to keep it from being watered down.

Directions:

  1. Finely chop the apples, leaving their outside skin on.  Slice the lime, lemon, and orange, (peeled)
  2. Use a large glass or crystal pitcher.  Drop the chopped fruit into the bottom of the pitcher
  3. Top with orange juice, cranberry juice, sparkling red grape juice, and sparkling water if needed.  Stir well.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours or over night. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.  Time allows the flavors to meld together.

For serving, use a beautiful high ball glass. Fill each one with ice, decorate with a sprig of mint, and pour the sangria in.  Serve immediately.  Use some cute festive cocktail napkins to absorb condensation on the glasses.  Place on a large tray or serving tray with napkins on one side and drinks on the other.  Guests can help themselves. Enjoy!