I officially have a new favourite food. And it comes in the form of Cajun fish tacos.

This is the perfect meal to make when you want to impress, with minimum effort. All the prep work can be done hours in advance with just the fish needing to be cooked directly before serving. Ideal for when you want to make sure your BBQ is the one people will be talking about for months on end. Take that Carol.

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Ingredients (serves two)

2 large pieces of any sustainably-sourced white fish

For the cajun rubImage-4 (1).png
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp sugar

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1 ripe avocado
3 tbsps plain yoghurt
Good bunch of coriander (leaves and stalks)
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Pico de GalloImage-10.png
3 large tomatoes, diced
1/4 medium white onion, soaked in water for 5-10 minutes, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Good bunch of coriander, leaves and stalks, roughly chopped
Green chilli, chopped
Juice of one lime
Salt and black pepper to taste
(I also added a few jalapenos and a dash of juice from the jar to give it a stronger kick)

Lettuce and coriander to serve
Tortilla wraps

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the rub in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Stick the fish into a bowl or tub and dab with kitchen towel to remove moisture. Coat the fish well with the dry rub mix and let rest and marinade until cooking.Image-6.png
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the avocado and coriander sauce in a bowl and mix with a blender or food processor (a smoothie-blendy-thing will work). Add more yoghurt if you want a more runny sauce. Chill until ready to use.
  4. Combine all the ingredients for the Pico de Gallo in a bowl and chill until ready to use. (I told you this was easy)
  5. We chose to cook the fish on the BBQ as it gives it a smokier taste. A couple of minutes each side should be enough, the fish will start falling apart when it’s cooked.

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    We don’t conform to many gender stereotypes in this house, I am not allowed near the BBQ however.
  6. Pile the lettuce, salsa, avocado sauce, and fish into the tortillas. Throw a little coriander on top and FEAST.
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