Sunday, October 6, 2013

Recipe Dupe : Rubio's Fish Taco - Using Gorton's #WickedGoodSeafood

I had Rubio's for the first time ever a few weeks ago and it seriously changed my life. I mean who came up with the idea to throw some amazingly seasoned fish in with shredded cabbage and funky fresh salsa ?? Blows my mind ! Today I am going to be sharing with you my favorite and super easy to recreate Fish Taco recipe. I did receive the Gorton's fish mentioned in this post to review but as always all accounts, opinions and results are that of my own. -- on that note, this recipe is not a SMP original just simply how I have been making up our fish taco lately and mmhmm they are mouthwatering delicious, even my kids eat them.
True story - My in-laws came over for dinner the other night and I had no idea what to make. I could just boil some pasta and warm some canned sauce but I wanted to make something a bit fresher and so the SMP version of a fish taco was born.
What you are going to need :
Gorton's Beer Battered Tenders
Shredded Lettuce 
Can of petite diced tomatoes with jalapeno or chipotle pepper in it 
Favorite fine shredded cheese - we like the store brand quesadilla blend 
Small soft tortillas - we like flour tortillas 
Sliced lime 

  Secret Sauce :
    2 parts mayo 
    2 parts plain yogurt 
    1 part Hidden Valley Chiptole Sandwich Spread 

I know what your thinking, yogurt and mayo ?? weird and random right ? But try it !! Simply mix the 3 ingredients in a plastic container ( easy seal for any left over sauce) while the fish is cooking.
**Also I tried this with the regular fish tenders but these taste soooo much better with the beer batter version **
Once the fish is fully cooked ( about 20 or so minutes - remember to flip them half way to give them that even crispy crunch ) start assembling your fish taco.
 I personally like to start with the secret sauce first. This acts as a glue for the shredded cheese, shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes. If you like squeeze a bit of lime over top then roll that bad boy up and enjoy !! Tweet me your recreations to @sparklemepink8 and using the hashtag #WickedGoodSeafood and @GortonsSeafood

Like this recipe inspiration ? Pin it to reference back to later or share with your friends. they will appreciate the new twist on fish. 

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  1. I think this looks good - I'll have to try making fish tacos for my family. (Even better, make them with shrimp!)

  2. Nah... Think I will stick with traditional tacos and eat fish, fish sticks ect the old fashioned way :-)

  3. Everything tatstes better on a tortilla. Plus I can use your recipe because I have been wanting to try the beer battered tenders.

  4. This looks delicious, I've never had a fish taco. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Love the cute photos.

  5. This looks delicious, I have never had a fish taco before. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Love the cute photo.

  6. I love fish tacos. I used to make them with tilapia from scratch. But I'm a vegetarian now.