Easy Fish Taco Recipe

Fish Taco Recipe – Easy and Quick

fish tacos finished

Fish Tacos L = yellow corn with creamy sauce R = white corn with salsa rojo

There was a time when I never had a fish taco, nor did I even want to try one. After all, aren’t tacos supposed to be beef?

But at some point last year, my boss showed up with a few fish tacos from a local carry-out… and man was I hooked! (No pun intended).

Crispy fish, creamy sauce, crunchy cabbage, and some spice all in a handy tortilla! Wow, what an eye-opener!

At this point I feel I should say that here in Maryland, near the beach, we are just a bit far away from the California beach towns that are the home base for fish tacos, fish taco trucks, and other fish taco establishments.

So I hope you’ll forgive me for being late to the party.

Fish Taco Recipe 101

So here now is a super easy recipe for fish tacos. It’s drop-dead simple.

trident brand alaskan cod fillets

Trident Brand Alaskan Cod Fillets

Start with your favorite frozen fish filet product. (We recently discovered Trident Brand Alaskan Cod Fillets from Food Lion) Rated 5 out of 5 Stars Go buy some now. Delicious!

Fish Fillets baking

Fish Fillets baking

Bake the fish. Cut the fillet in half length-wise to fit the tortilla.

Fish Fillets done baking

Fish Fillets done baking

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas White and Yellow

Corn Tortillas Yellow and White

Heat up some soft tortillas… we used corn, but flour tortillas are awesome too.

queso seco crumbling cheese

queso seco crumbling cheese

Add some crumbled cheese – queso seco or any favorite cheese (pepper jack, mild cheddar, queso blanco).

Finely shred some cabbage if you want to be authentic (or any lettuce greens).

Top with any spicy concoction of your choice – salsa, pico de gallo, creamy spicy mayonnaise.

Finish with fresh lime juice and/or avocado slices.

Fish Tacos Dinner

Fish Tacos Dinner

I hope you enjoy your new-found taco fix! If you were like me, and never had one, please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to know who else is “late to the fish taco party”!

Enjoy! ~brian

Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs with crab meat, blue cheese and blackening seasoning makes for some intense and savory deviled eggs!

black blue crab deviled eggs platter

Recipe for Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs is easy to make

Marilyn announced it was time to make some deviled eggs and it was my turn. Great! But I was tired of my usual “classic” deviled egg recipe.

We differ greatly in what we think are classic deviled eggs – mine are heavy with yellow mustard (and I add even more mustard flavor by using Coleman’s dry mustard too) along with some sweet pickle relish and garnished with either sweet or hot paprika.

Marilyn prefers more mayonnaise and vinegar and sugar in hers. Well, we grew up in different parts of the country.

So I thought of crab deviled eggs (we’ve had them quite often and love them), but I put a twist on them.

Playing on the idea from a local pub that features fantastic black and blue burgers, and the fact that I’ve made a few blackened crab cakes in my day… voilà! Just add deviled eggs! (And omit the burger.)

Old Bay Seasonings has a huge family of spices.

old bay seasonings family

Yup, that is actually a pic from our spice cabinet collection.

Being from Maryland, we’re sort of born with Old Bay in our veins. For this recipe I’m working with their own Old Bay with Blackened Seasoning for these eggs.

Recipe: How to make black and blue crab deviled eggs

Makes 12 servings (double recipe for a dozen eggs)

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, halved
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 t. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 t. dry mustard (Colemans)
  • 1/2 t. juice of fresh lemon
  • 1/2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 T. blue cheese, crumbled, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 t. Old Bay Blackened Seasoning (or your favorite blackening seasoning)
  • 3 – 4 oz crab meat (fresh is best, or good quality canned will work)

Preparation:

1. halve the eggs, remove yolks to a large mixing bowl
2. add and combine all ingredients except crab meat in bowl (taste as you go)
3. gently combine crab meat into mixture
4. spoon mixture into egg halves
5. garnish with extra blue cheese crumbles and sprinkle with blackened seasoning
6. chill for 20 – 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop, serve cold with beer

Notes:

* go easy on the liquids as they will make the filling too thin
* piping the mixture into the eggs is not an option – the chunky crab meat will not work
* use a large spoon to fill and smooth over the filling covering the entire top of the egg half
* these flavors are intense – serve along hearty foods like steaks and burgers
* you’ll have leftover filling – it’s great spread on your favorite crackers

You can View or Download a Printable PDF of this recipe here:
Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs Recipe PDF File

black blue crab deviled eggs with old bay

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old bay blackened seasoning in deviled eggs recipe

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