Recipe Series: 12 delicious dishes for an Aussie Christmas!
Recipe Series: 12 delicious dishes for an Aussie Christmas!

12 delicious dishes for an Aussie Christmas: Fish Tacos with Summer Salsa

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...... a summery dish served with exotic salsa - take us to an island!

Still on a seafood theme, here's your chance to try a meal created by Emmy-Award-winning celebrity chef Rachel Ray. These fish tacos are a tasty way to feast on fresh fish this Summer.  They're even nicer if you substitute tab-tim or hake fillets for the halibut. Really any firm white fish will work, and you can even use minced prawns, lobster, or crab meat if you want to make it more exotic.

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Fish Tacos with Summer Salsa

Ingredients
  • 1 pound halibut or other meaty white fish fillets
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 11 ounce can  whole tomatillos, drained
  • 4 small zucchinipeeled, seeded and cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves and stems
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more to taste
  • 8 6 inches corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Hass avocado, peeled and thinly sliced

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees . Place the fish in a medium bowl and drizzle with half of the lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Using your hands, squeeze the juice and flesh from the tomatillos, 1 at a time, into a medium bowl; discard the skins. Mash the tomatillos with a fork. Add the zucchini, the remaining lime juice, the cilantro and 2 teaspoons of the salt and toss.
  3. Spread the tortillas on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets and warm in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Remove the fish from the lime juice, pat dry and cover with the spice rub. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook the fish, about 4 minutes on each side. Break the fish into bite-size pieces and season to taste with salt. Arrange the fish in the tortillas with some of the salsa and avocado slices.