- 1 cup reduced-fat ranch salad dressing
- 3 tablespoons adobo sauce
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 pounds mahi mahi, cut into 1-inch strips
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
- 1 cup canola oil
- 16 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
- 3 cups shredded cabbage
- Additional minced fresh cilantro and lime wedges
- In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, adobo sauce, cilantro and lime juice. Chill until serving.
- Sprinkle mahi mahi with salt and pepper. Place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Coat mahi mahi with flour, then dip in eggs and coat with bread crumbs. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook fish in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Place fish in tortillas; top with cabbage, sauce mixture and additional cilantro. Serve with lime wedges. Yield: 8 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Baja Fish Tacos
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"These are delicious. I picked up a bag of great frozen fish sticks with panko breading from Costco, so they only took about 15 minutes to make. I also used flour tortillas since we don't care for corn ones. I make quite a few recipes that call for chipotles in adobo sauce, so every time I open a new can, I mash up the leftovers and flatten it out in a freezer bag and pop in the freezer. Then I can just break off a chunk of however much is needed and it thaws in no time. I do the same thing with cilantro, so I almost always have these ingredients ready to go."
"I substituted Talapia loins for the Mahi Mahi because that is what I had in the freezer. I cut each thick fillet on the diagonal to get mostly a 2 inch "stick". I added extra veggies...carrots, cukes, red onion, and bell pepper to the cabbage. The fish was easy to make once the flour, egg and Panko were measured out. I put the flour in a covered container and shook the fish in the flour. I made the first batch, placed the pieces on a rack to drain and placed it in a low oven to keep warm and crisp. We served ourselves at the table building the tacos as we liked. The extra squeeze of lime was fantastic. I used parsley instead of cilantro because cilantro tastes like soap to me!!!The sauce is wonderful, but next time I will just use Marie's Chipotle Ranch dressing; as it is very similar. I also mixed the dressing onto the crisp vegetables so each was lightly coated instead of some with none and others clumped with sauce.I will definately make this again."
"I truly loved the crunchy fish I used cod and these were much better than some fish tacos I had in a Mexican restaurant can't wait to make these again.my hubby said delicious he ate 4 tacos I was close behind with 3 tacos lol"
"My boyfriend who never had fish tacos loved it! I tried this recipe on some leftover Tilapia. The sauce was fresh, easy, and delicious! I couldn't find just adobe sauce so I used 2 tablespoons of Chipotle in adobe sauce which gave the sauce a little kick. We like flour tortillas. I also used package coleslaw to save some time chopping. Will definitely make again."
"Delicious! We used tilapia and grilled it on cedar planks seasoned with creole....no breading. Also used packaged coleslaw. Everyone loved them. Definitely a keeper."