Tequila Lime Fish Tacos

Tequila Lime Fish Tacos

After a trip to the amazing Po Boys Surf and'Turf in Austin, Texas I became obsessed with trying to recreate their amazing fish tacos. They use Mahi Mahi which is hard to get in the UK, so I use cod as a substitute but any chunky white fish will do fine. Enjoy!

Mark Wheatley


4 servings.
  1. 1 medium pot of plain yoghurt
  2. 2 jalopeno peppers
  3. 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  4. 1 tablespoon capers
  5. 3 Limes
  6. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  7. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  8. 2 teaspoons cumin
  9. 10 ml tequila
  10. 1 cup plain flour
  11. 3 cod loins, or about 1lb of any chunky white fish
  12. 1 small red cabbage (grated)
  13. 1 handful chopped coriander
  14. 1/2 sliced red onion
  15. 2 tablespoons Mexican style chilli and spice seasoning
  16. 8 (8 inch) soft flour or corn tortillas
  17. 4 small ripe tomatoes
  18. 1 teaspoon salt
  19. 1 teaspoon pepper
  20. 1/2 cup sunflower oil (for drying the fish)


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    Marinade the fish: cut the fish into large bit size chunks and put in a deep bowl. Then in a jug add the tequila and the rest of the lime juice, together with the salt and pepper and the cumin.

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    Make the sauce: mix the yoghurt, mayo, finely chopped capers, oregano and cayenne pepper and mix well. Finally add 1/3 of the lime juice, or enough until it is slightly runny.

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    Grate the cabbage, slice the tomatoes, thinly slice the red onion and chop the coriander and jalopenoes. Put to one side.

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    Mix the flour and spices on a large plate, then take the fish and coat it. I find using two forks to toss the fish is easiest. Make sure the fish chunks are separate or they will stick together!

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    Fry the fish until the coating is a nice golden brown.

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    Heat the tortillas in a frying pan - just a few seconds each side.

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    Assemble the tortillas: add the grated cabbage, then the fish, then the onion, jalopeno and tomato. Finally pour the sauce on and sprinkle the coriander on top.

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