People said fish tacos are not authentic Mexican food but that is not true as fish tacos originated in Baja California, Mexico. I remember I told one of my Hispanic friends that the only Mexican food I like are fish tacos, but he said “oh, we don’t eat that!”. That made me think fish tacos are American food. Whether it’s Mexican food or American food, I love them – either grilled or battered. Below is a recipe for the white sauce that goes with the fish tacos.
4 pieces white fish (such as mahi mahi)
2 tomatoes (diced)
1/4 head Cabbage (Shredded)
Ingredients for white sauce:
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
1 tsp capers (chopped)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried dill
pinch black pepper
1 jalapeno pepper (minced) – optional
- Mix yogurt and mayonnaise in a medium bowl, add in fresh lime juice until the mixture is slightly runny.
- Gradually stir in capers, oregano, cumin, dill and black pepper. If you like the sauce to be a little spicy, add minced jalapeno.
- Marinate fish with salt and garlic powder.
- Grill each side for 2-3 mins (depends on the thickness of the fish fillets).
- Lightly heat tortillas on a frying pan, place grilled fish in a tortilla and top with shredded cabbage, tomatoes and white sauce.