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Northwest Fish & Chips

Posted in American, Seafood with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2011 by Cooking For Mark

The crispiest beer-battered fish you will ever taste. Simple, yet amazing! Use fresh pacific cod and good-quality beer. Pair with a slightly spicy tartar sauce and oven-baked rosemary fries tossed in a tangy dressing. Wash it down with your favorite pint.  Go ahead, give it a try.  You will not be disappointed.

BEER BATTERED COD 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb cod fish, cajun seasoning, salt, pepper
  • Batter: 1 1/2 c. flour, 1 can beer, cajun seasoning, lemon zest
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 c. Canola oil for frying
Directions:
  1. Pat fish dry
  2. rub fish with cajun seasoning, salt and pepper
  3. Make batter (mix ingredients together)
  4. Place 1/2 c. flour on plate
  5. Cover fish with four, then drench in beer batter
  6. Fry in hot oil about 5 minutes total, until golden brown
  7. Place cooked fish on cooling rack (if you don’t have one, place oven rack on top of sink).  This is important! It will help keep the fish crisp without getting soggy!
Tartar Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/4 c. mayo
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 pickled jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 tbsp thinly chopped shallot (or garlic, or both)
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions: Mix all together
OVEN-BAKED ROSEMARY FRIES

Ingredients: 

  • Frozen steak fries
  • olive oil
  • dijon mustard
  • rosemary
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parmesan cheese (or romano or mozzarella)
Directions: 
  1. Bake fries according to directions. (Place on single layer so they get crispy)
  2. In a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients
  3. When fries are done, place fries in bowl and toss to coat
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Spicy Red Hot Fish Street Tacos

Posted in Mexican, Seafood with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2010 by Cooking For Mark

I was inspired to make little street tacos after accidentally coming across the best Taqueria in Seattle.  Their tacos are 99 cents and they have veggie tacos, which is extremely rare in mexican restaurants.  They also have all the other legit mex tacos like lengua/tounge (my dad’s fave), tripa/intestines (my sis fave), cabeza/head, and other gross and unnecessary “delicacies”.  Best of all, they have draft beer for $1!! I had a meal and a beer for $3! Craziness! Mark and I have already been there twice this week. We are in love…with TACOS!!

Anyways, I digress.  Although those veggie tacos were good, my favorite tacos are the ones with fish.  Sometimes it’s hard finding fish tacos that you absolutely love, so I find it’s best to make them myself.  And these fish tacos, my friends, is exactly what I wanted. And if it wasn’t for fear of mercury poisoning I would eat these every day…seriously! The cod fish was marinated in a spicy chile de arbol salsa and grilled with onions and garlic.  The little corn tortillas were hand made and rolled out by Mark, and the salsa was…well, it was near perfect.  (Second to Chipotle’s hot salsa, which I’m still trying to recreate, but this one comes pretty darn close!) If any of you know how to make that salsa or think they know how to make it, please please let me know!

Enjoy these awesome tacos, and serve them with a Corona or Pacifico for the perfect meal.

Chile De Arbol Red Hot Salsa

Chile De Arbol Red Hot Salsa Ingredients:

  • 2 tomatoes, seeds and juice removed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 20-30 dry chiles de arbol, cooked and drained (semi-seded)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • zest of 1 lime

Directions:

  1. Place chiles in boiling water and cook until they are plump and soft.
  2. Drain chiles and pat dry with towel
  3. Depending on your spicy level, either remove some of the seeds or keep them.  I removed the seeds in about 1/3 of the chiles by squeezing out the seeds after they were cooked
  4. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

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Spicy Grilled “Wild Caught Cod”

Grilled Cod Fish Ingredients:

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 lb cod fish, marinated in Chile de Arbol Salsa (at least 1 hour)

Directions: In lightly oiled pan, saute onions and garlic.  Add marinated fish and a bit more salt on med heat. Cook thoroughly, about 7 minutes.

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Spicy Red Hot Fish Street Tacos

Street Taco Ingredients:

  • Fresh Corn Tortillas
  • Grilled fish
  • Cabbage
  • Cilantro
  • Chile de Arbol Red Hot Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese
  • Lime wedge