Because Taco Tuesday is hard.
Classically I enjoy cats and tacos, taco-cats, cat-tacos, and the occasional purrito burrito. With that tacos are a huge part of my lifestyle/cat culture. It was right before I became vegan that I discovered the love of fish tacos, prior I thought the combination was just odd…but no it’s f#$%ing delicious. Thankfully Gardein makes a greeeatt fish alternative. This is my recipe for a super lazy way to make beautiful fish tacos that taste incredible and make you feel like a baller home chef.
What you’ll need for 1 serving (2 tacos):
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sliced red cabbage
1/4 cup sliced green cabbage
1/4 avocado diced
1 carrot shredded
pinch of sea salt
pinch of ground black pepper
1 tsp. hemp heart seeds (optional)
2 gardien fish fillets
2 corn tortillas
2 tbsp. Follow your heart veganaise tartar (or homemade recipe)
Eat your colors kids!!
Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. The first thing you’ll want to make is the slaw since it’ll need some time marinating in all the flavors. Start with your wet ingriedients of apple cider vinegar, lime juice, and maple syrup. Add them to a bowl and just whisk it a bit with a fork. Now you can add the cabbage, carrot, and avocado and gently toss. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper to taste and let it sit. I do sometimes (although not pictured from yesterday) add hemp seeds to it for extra protein and omegas and also because they photography really well for the ‘gram.
I use a Philips Airfryer I got from Amazon. It’s probably one of my most used tools in the kitchen. I was able to put both fish fillets and a single serving of curly fries into the basket at 390 degrees for 10 minutes(f#%*ing magic). Other wise taking a baking sheet lined with parchment and put the fries and fillets on it and pop it into your oven at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, flip the fillets at 10 minutes and check on the fries as those may cook first.
Deliciousness being created.
Once you have everything cooked spread 1 tbsp. of your tartar sauce onto each tortilla. Slice your fillets in half to spread them out to add balance for the tacos when you go to eat them. Split the slaw between the tacos, if they seem too full you can eat some of the slaw as a salad later because you’re worth it.
I love to squeeze a quarter lime wedge over each taco and add some Sriracha to it. The combination of the tangy and sweet slaw, umami fish, and spiciness of the Sriracha is incredible. This is one of my favorite comfort foods because it is refreshing and light while satiating all my fried dreams into one. Let me know if any of you try it or have other lazy “fish” taco recipes as well!
And as it’s still the beginning of Inktober here was my creation for yesterday. I call it a Jack-O-Cat or a Cat-O-Lantern. Anyone else submitting for these as well?
Kitty needs dental.