I fell in love with fish tacos long before I visited San Diego, but since then my love has grown exponentially.
And if you ask me, nothing pairs better with a fish taco than a fruit salsa. Since this week’s feature ingredient is pomegranates, I’ve made you a pomegranate cranberry salsa. To make the cranberries less tart, I heated a sauce pan and let the cranberries blister. I added a little sugar to cut through the sour flavor of the cranberries. The salsa also calls for lime juice, cilantro, and red onion. I think the trick to finding the right amount of red onion is to chop up what you think you might need and then use HALF. With red onion, it’s always best to error on the side of caution.
Back to my love of fish tacos. I love fish and I love tacos so fish tacos are just a match made in heaven. As a child I was always a really picky eater (I could go on and on about my weird taste preferences, but I’ll save that for another day). The weird thing about my taste preferences is that I have always loved fish. I hated pizza but I loved fish… there is really no plausible explanation for this.
Moving on, these fish tacos are so delicious. I have discovered the absolute best tortillas at Trader Joes. If you continue to read my blog (and I hope you do), you will find that I get about 80% of my groceries at Trader Joes. It’s the closest supermarket to my apartment and since I have to walk home with all my groceries proximity is of the essence. The best tortillas are a mix of wheat and corn. I find them much heavier than other tortillas. The texture and taste are just great. I definitely recommend you warm them up in the oven or toaster oven prior to serving.
And more about Trader Joes. I buy most of my fish there too, from the freezer section! Since I usually only need one serving for me, I find the frozen fish to be quite practical and also less expensive. The one thing I make sure to look for is that the fish is wild caught. If you want to know about the perils of farmed fish, just ask my grandma, she will be MORE than happy to share her point of view.
And lastly, you have to add avocados to these tacos because lets face it are tacos really tacos without avocado? (there is only one right answer)