December 3, 2009

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo and Rice and Beans

I made these fish tacos once over the summer when I was cooking for my family most nights with the condition that my Mom did the dishes, they were a hit with my family so I figured I'd try it again. I mostly used the recipe found here with a few adjustments. The only really notable adjustment is a revamp of the chipotle mayo and the addition of avocado slices to the taco. I also just realized from reading the title of the recipe I used that it may have been confused as to which sauce to mix with the slaw; I used the Chipotle Mayo, but I may try the Cumin Honey Lime sauce next time. We served the tacos with Saffron Rice (it came in a packet and we prepared it in the microwave) and Black Beans. Ruby made the black beans with some coaching, and I think they came out well, especially considering it was both of our first time making beans.

Chipotle Mayo
2 chipotles in adobo sauce (can substitute chipotle powder)
1/2 an avocado
zest and juice of 1 lime
a few dashes Frank's Red Hot
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. It came out pretty spicy, a little much for my minimal to zero spice tolerance, but Ruby really really liked it.

Black Beans
olive oil
1 can black beans, slightly drained
1/2 an onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 cup water

Saute onions and garlic in oil until soft and lightly colored. Add in the rest of the ingredients (spice measurements are approximated). Stir and bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes or until they reach a consistency a little on the wet side of familiar.

1 comment:

  1. I am generally not a fan of fish tacos, but balanced with your other dishes sounds yummy. I am not accustomed to sapphron rice with Mexican dishes, but do love it.