Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Verde Fish



I named this recipe Verde Fish because there is so much green yumminess!!  I found the original recipe on the Food Network and for the most part kept the ingredients the same.  I didn't like some of the proportions and added some avocado because, well, avocado.

Ingredients
2 limes
2 cloves garlic, quartered
bunch of cilantro
bunch of scallions (3-5 coarsely chopped and 3-5 finely chopped)
1 tsp cumin
salt
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 pound of fish of your choice (we used cod, original called for halibut)
4 cups savoy cabbage

Since I'm currently following the Whole30 plan I ate this more as a salad.  But Peter made a burrito/taco like dinner and said it was great!

For the salad...

In a food processor zest and juice one lime.  Quarter two garlic cloves and add about 2 cups of packed cilantro. You can use the stems since you'll be making a sauce.  Roughly chop 3-5 scallions and add those and the cumin to the food processor.  The original recipe calls for 1 tsp of salt.  I think this is a LOT of salt for this sauce so I would start slow...maybe with a 1/4 tsp and then taste after you've pulsed the mixture.

Now, pulse the mixture while adding 2 T of olive oil and 1 T of water.  Continue to pulse until the mixture because sauce-like.  

Divide the sauce, reserving about 1/3 for your cabbage.  Marinate the fish in the remaining sauce for about 15 minutes.

While waiting for your sauce, chop your cabbage.  I actually shredded mine in the food processor but you could definitely do a fine chop and it would save you from having to clean the food processor twice!

To make the slaw toss the shredded cabbage with the cilantro sauce and 3-5 finely chopped scallions.  Add the juice of the second lime, 1 T of olive oil and a little bit of salt.  Stir together!

To cook the fish head a skillet to medium-high heat.  Add olive oil.  Cook fish over medium-high heat for about 4-6 minutes.  I chose to just leave mine in filets for time sake but if you want to cut into chunks for tacos you can do that as well!  

I served my slaw topped with fish, lots of avocado and fresh cilantro.  We will definitely be making this again!!

The original recipe can be found on the Food Network website by searching Halibut Fish Tacos with Cilantro Savoy Slaw.


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