BLACKENED FISH TACOS WITH BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALSA


BLACKENED FISH TACOS WITH BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALSA

Ingredients

Blackened Fish
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 lbs rockfish fillets or other firm white fish such as snapper, tilapia, cod etc.
  • 4 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice or more, to taste
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small clove of garlic minced
  • 1 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen and thawed, canned, or fresh
  • 1 plum tomato seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped

Lime Crema
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For serving
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta
  • cilantro chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas lightly toasted in the cast iron pan, or briefly heated in the microwave
  • 1 lime cut into wedges


Instructions

Blackened Fish
  1. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, onion powder, thyme, oregano, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  2. Sprinkle the seasoning mix evenly over both sides of the fish fillets.
  3. In a large cast iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over high heat. Once the pan is very hot, add the fish fillets and sear for about 2-3 minutes, until dark but not burnt. Flip the fish and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side, until cooked through.
  4. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Before serving, tear the fish into large chunks.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the black beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Add the dressing and toss until well combined.

Lime Crema
  1. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, lime zest, lime juice and salt.
  2. Serve fish with tortillas, salsa, cheese, lime crema, lime wedges and extra cilantro.

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