Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mr. Hawthorne Makes Fish And Shrimp Tacos.

Two of our little Hawthornes are home and they love tacos.
Especially the way Mr. Hawthorne fixes them.
We're having shrimp and mahi mahi tacos with a citrus aioli and lettuce, onion, and tomatoes. First, Mr. Hawthorne wanted to doctor up his lemon sriracha aioli. Here's his original recipe: Ingredients for Lemon Sriracha Aioli: 1/2 cup lemon juice 1-2 TB Sriracha sauce 1/4 cup Splenda 1/2 cup mayonnaise Mix all ingredients. Taste test and adjust accordingly.
Mr. H. juiced a few limes ...
... and added the lime juice to his original Lemon Sriracha Aioli.
A little more mayo.
A tablespoon or two of sriracha.
And a tablespoon of some Splenda or sugar. Dressing done. Next up, Tempura Batter.
Ingredients for Tempura Batter Mix: 3/4 cup cornstarch 3 cups cake flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp Kosher salt For batter, mix 3 parts of tempura mix with 2 parts sparkling water.
Dixie's chillin'.
Beau's having sweet dreams.
Back to the tacos.
Mr. Hawthorne thinly sliced his mahi mahi filets.
He peeled and deveined the shrimp.
Pat dry for the tempura batter mix to properly coat and adhere to the fish.
Shred some lettuce and chop some tomato.
A little red onion never hurts.
Corn tortillas, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, sliced mahi mahi, shrimp, Citrus Sriracha Aioli Sauce, and the middle container has minced parsley and cilantro.
Mr. Hawthorne prepares the Tempura Batter mix.
Whenever you fry, do so in batches. Never crowd the pan. Crowding reduces the temperature of your oil and results in a greasy final product.
Fry about 1 minute until crisp and golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
To heat the corn tortillas, place a damp towel over top and nuke for a few seconds.
Everybody assembles their own tortillas.
I seem to have extra mouths at the table.
That lemon/lime/sriracha/aioli is the crowning glory of this dish. Trust me. Have I ever let you down?
Crispy fried goodness. On a warm corn tortilla.
Add the fixin's.
Delectable sweet shrimp and mahi mahi. Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside. The freshness of the lettuce, tomato, onion, and cilantro. Citrusy sriracha aioli.
A perfect meal.
I love a good salad!

1 comment:

Dogmama13 said...

Yum! I just got some shrimp and I have some white fish, guess I *have* to copy you guys again, heh. Dogmama Barbara (in SD)

PS. Did you use a mandolin for the carrots in the shrimp stir fry? TIA.