HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!! well… one day late, but this recipe was made yesterday, so it still counts.
I have been trying recently to further my culinary palate, and one type of food that I really have no experience with is fish/seafood. But with it being cinco de mayo, and me feeling adventurous, I figured why not try! And let me tell you, as someone who does not like the taste of fish, these were REALLY good. These are kind of a labor of love, especially with the homemade tortillas, but I made them within a half an hour, so they really aren’t that bad. There are quite a few parts though, so take what parts you want from this recipe, or use the whole thing, up to your discretion.
- 1 flounder fillet (bone+skin removed)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 bunch collard greens
- 1/2 tomato
- 1/4 onion (either white or red)
- tortilla shells (homemade or not)
- black beans
- 1 lemon
- cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
- chili powder
- hot sauce
For the fish:
- Soak the fish in milk for 1/2 an hour. This takes out some of that fishy flavor. You can also add some spices in here to soak into the fish.
- Mix 1/4 cup of flour with generous amounts of paprika, pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Then just a pinch of cayenne. Also add in some lemon zest to this mix.
- Lightly bread the fish in the flour (it wont stick perfectly, but thats okay, it still makes a really good crust).
- In a frying pan add a few tablespoons of vegetable oil. One hot drop in the fish. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side until golden/darker.
- This is actually the last thing you will do, but its the most exciting so I talked about it first.
For the collards, follow this recipe here
And for the tortilla recipe use this
Make a quick salsa by adding diced tomato and onion together and then drizzling in lemon juice.
Lastly for the spice cream sauce:
- Mix 2 tablespoons mayo with 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 tablespoon chili powder, and several dashes of hot sauce.
Assemble the tortilla, beans, salsa, collard slaw, fish and cream sauce then eat!