Poor Gal’s Fish Tacos

All day yesterday all I could think about, besides my long to-do-list, was Fish Tacos.  Sometimes you just get a hankering for something.  I’ve had fish tacos a few times in restaurants and I knew the basics: tortilla, fish and slaw with seasonings to give it a punch.  Well today was not a shopping day, but I thought I could make do with things normally in my frig/freezer, hence the name of the recipe: Poor Gal’s Fish Tacos (i.e. this gal).  The resulting tacos were awesome!!  Here is what I did


  • Tortillas (always have them on hand for the breakfast taco 😉
  • Fish (what ever you like, I always keep some fish in the freezer)
  • 1 Yellow onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • Mayo
  • Olive Oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch sugar
  • Paprika to taste
  • Chili Powder to taste

First get your fish grilling, broiling or baking.  Heat just a little, maybe a tablespoon, of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat.  Slice up the yellow onion and add to the skillet, ensure all your onion pieces are separated and spread evenly throughout your pan.  Add your pinch of salt and sugar to the onions and stir occasionally until the onions begin to become translucent and maybe even that sweet brown color (not black burnt, but sweet brown).  While your onion is cooking take the mayo and add the Paprika and Chili Powder until you get the spicy taste you like, for me it was a couple of good shakes and then another shake of Chili Powder.  Be sure to season your mayo early in the cooking, so the flavors have a chance to meld and get happy.  Slice or mince the carrots.  When your onions are done take them out of the skillet and set aside.  Heat up your tortillas in the already warm skillet.  When your fish and tortillas are ready, start building.  Take a tortilla and smear the seasoned mayo, add the fish, onions and carrots, roll or fold your tortilla and enjoy…yummmm

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!


2 thoughts on “Poor Gal’s Fish Tacos

  1. I love recipes like this- you knew the gist of what goes into a fish taco and then tweaked it to make it work with what you had on hand. The result was fabulous of course because you made it the way you would like it, not the way someone else likes it. Score! Sounds delicious. I am going to pass this recipe on to Paul- maybe he can try it out some day!

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