Fish Tacos

On 14th March 2016, This was Dinner

It’s been a busy few days, we have had a wedding anniversary and Mr S had a birthday so we it’s been takeaways and eating out, a couple of which get a mention below.

We saw Jamie Oliver and Fearne Cotton make these tacos on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast and Mr S decided he wanted them for his birthday. Who was I to argue?

I took the day off so made these at a leisurely pace one I got back from walking Walter.

The fish I used was haddock and sea bream.

A little bit of pre-preparing…

Cook a full bulb of garlic in a 160°(fan) oven for an hour

Get set…

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc (fan)
  • Trim & peel the pineapple & cut into wedges
  • Finely chop about 4 chillies
  • Finely chop some mint leaves
  • Finely chop a couple of red onions
  • Chop a couple of spring onions
  • Destone and chop an avocado
  • Finely chop some tomatoes
  • Season some fish fillets
  • Zest a lemon
  • Grate some cheddar
  • Get a few limes, sour cream, tortillas, extra virgin olive oil, seasoning

Throw it together…

Heat a pan and cook the pineapple until starting to char. Remove and finely chop. Pop it in a bowl along with any juices.

Add half of the onion, and half of the chillies, half the mint and the juice of one of the limes and season well.

Mix the remaining onion, mint leaves and chillies with the avocado, spring onions, tomatoes and the juice of the other lime. Season and drizzle with more extra virgin olive oil and combine well.

Squeeze the garlic cloves from their skins and mix with the sour cream, seasoning and a squeeze of lime and drizzle of extra virgin oil.

Heat a little oil in a pan. Sprinkle the lemon zest over the fish and cook, skin side down for around 4 minutes. Turn over and cook until the fish is cooked through.

Warm some tortillas in the oven.

Dish it up…

Spread some of the sour cream over the torillas then pop a dollop of the salsa and a dollop of the guacamole on top. Top with some of the fish and a sprinkle of cheddar. Roll and stuff in your face!


There were some extra’s to this but there was more than enough with what we had so I didn’t bother with the slaw or the beans.

We were lucky enough to be given a Christmas gift of afternoon tea at Harvey Nichols and decided to use it as part of our anniversary celebrations. Here are the photo highlights.

Special mention to the fish and chips of Friday night, just because it’s fish and chips, and it was good!


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