This recipe is supposed to taste like the fish tacos from Rubios, a popular California eatery. While these were quite tasty, and pretty easy to make, they aren't really authentic Rubios. There wasn't the distinct pink sauce and the batter wasn't quite right. But they were still delicious.
I'd give the recipe a 4 star rating on taste, and a 2 star rating on accuracy. Oh well. I don't know where the original recipe came from, it was just in a random post on Chef2Chef.
- 12 Cod or favorite whitefish fillets (1-1/2 oz ea.)
- 12 Tortillas, corn, as thick/fresh as possible
- 1 c Flour
- 1 c Beer
- Garlic powder, pepper to taste
- 1/2 c Mayonaise
- 1/2 c Yogurt
- 1 Garlic clove, peeled and minced
- 6 Tomatoes, ripe, peeled, seeded and diced
- 1/2 Onion, minced
- 2 tb Cilantro leaves, chopped, stems removed
- 1 Jalapeno chiles, seeded and chopped
- 1 1/2 ts Salt
- 1/4 ts Pepper
- Oil for deep frying
- 1 Head cabbage, green, shredded
- 1 Lime, cut into wedges
- Mix flour with favorite spices such as garlic powder, red or black ground pepper. Stir the flour mixture into the beer and mix until well blended.
- Wash fish by dipping in cold, lightly salted water or water with a little bit of lemon juice added. Be sure fish is completely dry before dipping into batter.
- Prepare salsa; reserve.
- Put the vegetable oil into a deep skillet and bring to 375F. Place fish in a single layer--do not let pieces touch each other. Cook fish until batter is crispy and golden brown.
- Heat corn tortillas lightly in a skillet or Mexican comal until they are soft and hot.
- To assemble, on each tortilla layer the fish fillet, white sauce, salsa and cabbage. Top it off with a squeeze of lime. Fold tortilla over to serve.