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CDarklock
05-13-2008, 09:22 PM
Fish Taco!

C.bronco
05-13-2008, 09:30 PM
I have heard of them, yes. Yet I believe there is something inherently wrong about them. I will call it The Taco Who Must Not Be Named.

writerterri
05-13-2008, 09:32 PM
Yummy!


Love em!


Can I have one please?


Now!

Melina
05-13-2008, 09:40 PM
Why must we be forced to choose between Fish Taco and Salsa? I like them both together!! With some guacamole (preferably made by me).

RLB
05-13-2008, 09:42 PM
Fish taco!

Preferably mahi mahi please.

Yum.

Bubastes
05-13-2008, 09:44 PM
Fish taco!!! With a squeeze of lime.

NeuroFizz
05-13-2008, 09:44 PM
Baja style. Do you sea of cortez?

Elodie-Caroline
05-13-2008, 09:45 PM
My hubby likes fish taco; I've never tried it, never will :D


Elodie

melaniehoo
05-13-2008, 09:48 PM
Mmmmmmmmm. Con salsa y aguacate y limón.

Perks
05-13-2008, 09:51 PM
I'm still at the 'Fish Taco?' stage. I tried them once. But I was pregnant and for some reason, they pressed a taste/smell against my palate much like the elephant house at the zoo. In August.

Haven't gone back to try them again. I just haven't gotten that hungry yet.

writerterri
05-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Fish taco!

Preferably mahi mahi please.

Yum.

Flipper hater.


:tongue

melaniehoo
05-13-2008, 10:00 PM
I'm still at the 'Fish Taco?' stage. I tried them once. But I was pregnant and for some reason, they pressed a taste/smell against my palate much like the elephant house at the zoo. In August.

Haven't gone back to try them again. I just haven't gotten that hungry yet.

We make them at home so we know the fish is fresh. Yum yum.

Tink
05-13-2008, 10:15 PM
Yuucck!

sassandgroove
05-13-2008, 10:21 PM
given parts of mexico is coastline, it makes sense. But they are weird to my senses. I made some at home once, with a receipe from Kraftfoods.com. It had cabbage and a special sauce. It turns out I made a type of coleslaw with fish in a taco shell. Weird.

melaniehoo
05-13-2008, 10:25 PM
We grill whitefish in a skillet with garlic & oil and break it up so it's in small pieces. Then you take a tortilla, put some mayo (optional), the fish, slice of avocado, and top with salsa (tomato, onion, jalapeño & lots of lime). Add a little salt & you're good!

WendyNYC
05-13-2008, 10:27 PM
I like it with lots of cabbage. Is that even authentic, or some weird Americanized version?

melaniehoo
05-13-2008, 10:29 PM
I've had it in restaurants here with cabbage. I just hate washing it so I never buy it.

CDarklock
05-13-2008, 10:35 PM
I like the way they do them at Taco del Mar. They grab a taco shell, toss a battered fish filet in it, and top it with more or less the same things you'd put on a beef taco.

This just strikes me as being wonderfully absurd.

At home, I tend to make them with chunk white albacore tuna, sauteed with baby spinach leaves in balsamic vinegar. Wholly different experience.

melaniehoo
05-13-2008, 10:43 PM
I like the way they do them at Taco del Mar. They grab a taco shell, toss a battered fish filet in it, and top it with more or less the same things you'd put on a beef taco.

This just strikes me as being wonderfully absurd.

At home, I tend to make them with chunk white albacore tuna, sauteed with baby spinach leaves in balsamic vinegar. Wholly different experience.

I think a lot of people who say ewwwww to fish tacos assume they'll be served the first way. THAT sounds gross to me. I'm so happy that's not real Mexican food and places don't serve that garbage. Fresh ingredients all the way!

(the second way sounds delicious!)

III
05-13-2008, 10:49 PM
I like it with a comma in the middle and exclamation point at the end as a command to motivate a lazy taco to fish.

Sarita
05-13-2008, 11:00 PM
Mmmmm, with asian slaw and sriracha. I love me some fish tacos.

truelyana
05-14-2008, 12:10 AM
Mmmm sounds good. Is there any squid involved?

maestrowork
05-14-2008, 12:12 AM
Fish? Taco!

truelyana
05-14-2008, 12:20 AM
Just like to add, I've never had a taco before, but the whole notion of it sounds excitedly yummy to me. Any food goes down easy for me, as I love it all. :D

P.S-What kind of fish is involved in this taco then?

What is a taco made of anyway?

maestrowork
05-14-2008, 12:29 AM
Taco is made of people!

truelyana
05-14-2008, 12:55 AM
Taco is made of people!

Delicious. :D

robeiae
05-14-2008, 01:23 AM
Eh. Fish taco.

CDarklock
05-14-2008, 01:37 AM
What is a taco made of anyway?

A taco generally consists of spiced meat in a folded tortilla - which may be corn or flour, and either crispy or soft - with various toppings. The more common include lettuce, cabbage, spinach, olives, jalapeno peppers, onions, tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese.

Tacos have traditionally been made with beef or pork (and the purpose of the spicing was originally to conceal the "off" flavor of meat about to spoil), but fish tacos have become reasonably popular and well-known in recent years.

melaniehoo
05-14-2008, 01:41 AM
In Mexico tacos typically have meat, onion and cilantro. You can add lime & peppers.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
05-14-2008, 01:41 AM
I'm thinkin' this probably needs to be over on the new 'Now We're Cookin'' forum, yes?

robeiae
05-14-2008, 01:45 AM
Oh. Real tacos...

CDarklock
05-14-2008, 01:48 AM
I'm thinkin' this probably needs to be over on the new 'Now We're Cookin'' forum, yes?

But then everyone would know it wasn't a euphemism, and it wouldn't be as funny.

RLB
05-14-2008, 01:49 AM
I had a duck taco a couple of weeks ago in some fancy-schmancy restaurant. It was quite good. Quack.

Melina
05-14-2008, 02:04 AM
Duck taco? Interesting...

Unique
05-14-2008, 03:27 AM
Yuucck!

Ditto.
Like Tunafish Pizza.
Oyez, O Noes!

slcboston
05-14-2008, 03:32 AM
But then everyone would know it wasn't a euphemism, and it wouldn't be as funny.

No, what's funny is that it took all the way to page two for someone to bring that up - at least blatantly so. :D

(Some jokes are best done subtley.... and if I thought you were having a subtle laugh at my expense, I'd take a subtle frying pan subtly upside your head. :D )

Soccer Mom
05-14-2008, 03:33 AM
Looooooove me some fish tacos. Mahi Mahi or albacore. Don't forget the cilantro and lime.

Life without tacos? I can't imagine.

Reatas restaurant in Fort Worth makes a dessert taco that is to DIE for.



:blithely ignores euphemism:

Unique
05-14-2008, 03:35 AM
If you need a Yooperism, you don't need a Fish Taco.
Really.
Brass fish candlesticks, however, are another story.

Cranky
05-14-2008, 03:35 AM
Wow, I am really slow on the uptake, because that one went right over my head.

Seriously, it did. *embarrassed*

Elodie-Caroline
05-14-2008, 03:37 AM
Kebabs look the same too :D

slcboston
05-14-2008, 03:42 AM
Kebabs look the same too :D

Aren't kebabs those things on the sharp spikes??? :eek:

OUCH!!:e2thud:

tjwriter
05-14-2008, 03:44 AM
No, what's funny is that it took all the way to page two for someone to bring that up - at least blatantly so. :D

(Some jokes are best done subtley.... and if I thought you were having a subtle laugh at my expense, I'd take a subtle frying pan subtly upside your head. :D )

I've been rolling at this thread since its conception.

:roll:

Elodie-Caroline
05-14-2008, 03:46 AM
Over here, in England, the meat off the kebab sticks are served up inside pitta bread, sliced down the middle ;)


Aren't kebabs those things on the sharp spikes??? :eek:

OUCH!!:e2thud:

CDarklock
05-14-2008, 04:03 AM
In America, we call UK-style kebabs "Gyros". Which is Greek, so it's pronounced "yee-ros" where the final "s" actually sounds like an S and not a Z. When people pronounce it like the first half of the word "gyroscope", I just want to smack them.

MadScientistMatt
05-14-2008, 04:48 AM
Mmmm sounds good. Is there any squid involved?

I once was at a resort in Mexico where they were serving the kind of food from central Mexico at the buffet, not the Tex-Mex border stuff we get in the States. The woman ahead of me started to complain to the chef that there was a worm hanging out of the taco she'd just put on her plate. The chef took one look and said, "No, ma'am, that's an octopus." She didn't consider that much of an improvement.

Yes, I ate one. She didn't know what she was missing.

DamaNegra
05-14-2008, 04:53 AM
There's not such thing as a taco shell!! :rant: That's just a failed tostada!!

Fish tacos (REAL ones) are yummy :) I tried them in Sonora (which guaranteed the fish were practically caught 20 minutes earlier) and they were awesome! Also, following Sonora culinary tradition: "if the ends of the tortilla meet, you're not using enough fish/meat" so those were some huge tacos.

Also, try the shrimp tacos. Or the breaded shrimp tacos.

Actually, you can put just about anything on a tortilla and call it a taco. Mmmm, rice tacos, bean tacos. I once tried spaghetti tacos, not bad at all.

Actually, I ate tacos for supper :)

DamaNegra
05-14-2008, 04:54 AM
I once was at a resort in Mexico where they were serving the kind of food from central Mexico at the buffet, not the Tex-Mex border stuff we get in the States. The woman ahead of me started to complain to the chef that there was a worm hanging out of the taco she'd just put on her plate. The chef took one look and said, "No, ma'am, that's an octopus." She didn't consider that much of an improvement.

Yes, I ate one. She didn't know what she was missing.

Then I assume you were in a very fancy resort, otherwise the answer would've been: "I don't know and I don't think you want to know what it is, either". ;)

BenPanced
05-14-2008, 04:57 AM
What? No eggplant? Pasadena.

Then again, I prefer...DEATH TACO!!! (http://www.chrisyates.net/deathtaco.html)

Siddow
05-14-2008, 05:19 AM
My vote goes to post #8 for first blatant call-out that nobody noticed and...

post #20, for obvious, reasons!

Joycecwilliams
05-14-2008, 05:20 AM
Fish Taco's are good, but not as good as other Mexican food. I personally love chili relanoes..

slcboston
05-14-2008, 05:26 AM
My vote goes to post #8 for first blatant call-out that nobody noticed and...

post #20, for obvious, reasons!

I wouldn't say it went un-noticed so much as un-commented on... publicly anyway. :D

Some of us are of the opinion that some things are best conducted in private. ;)

StephanieFox
05-14-2008, 07:45 AM
I'm counting seafood taco as a fish taco. Pulpo!