Saturday, 31 August 2013

Escovitch Fish Tacos



End of Independence Month!

Its fish taco time

And not just any fish taco, but Jamaican escovitch fish tacos. This recipe is really simple and easy, and if your  use to cooking Jamaican escovitch fish and festival your well on your way to a great lunch.

 Do you remember that pineapple pickle I made earlier this month to kick off Independence month? Well it’s been curing all this time, all the vinegar and pepper have permeated through the pineapples, carrots and onions and its making an appearance in these tacos today. 

The taco shell is actually festival just pressed out and fried flat. You can use my simple festival mix, or you can use the store bought mixes


Ingredients (Printable Recipe)


1 lb Fish
½ tsp Salt (season fish)
½ tsp Black pepper (season fish)
1 tbls Oil (season fish)
1 cup flour
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp all purpose seasonings
1 tsp back pepper


Festival 
2 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
3 tbls sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup water

Garlic Honey
2 cloves garlic
1 tbls honey
1/2 tsp smoked paprika


Let get started

1. First let’s make the dough for the festival. This needs to rest for 30 minutes  covered

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2. Then season fish with salt black pepper and oil. You can remove the skin if you want, but since this is deep fried the skin will be crispy so it’s fine to leave on

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3 Turn on your deep fryer and set the temp to about 340 degrees, make a seasoned flour mix for the fish and dredge them in it 

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4 Once the oil Is hot add your fish and deep fry til they are golden brown

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5 After the dough has rested, split into four pieces and flatten with your finger. In a sauce pan with a few table spoons of oil, place one down, fry the side flip and cover to cook the other side

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6 Next we make the garlic honey, this is optional. Grate two cloves of garlic, with smoked paprika  and honey

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7 Next we sauce the fish with the pickle liquid and then, time to assemble your taco, by slicing the festival, adding fish, honey and pickled veggies to the center, now enjoy!!

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In case you missed it for the month of August....


Pot of Jamaican Gold
Pineapple pickle sauce
Sticky sour sop glazed doughnut
JJ Grilled Bun n Cheese
Callaloo ravioli in Callaloo alfredo sauce

Strawberries are oh so yummly 
And another one: Soursop-ade?
Sweet Potato Ice cream Sandwich
Coconut curry chicken patty










August 2013 over and out!!
Xoxo Greedygirl