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Easy Fish Tacos with Mexi-Cajun Seasoning

Contrary to popular belief, I eat at home more often than I eat out. I go grocery shopping twice a month and I try to cook dinner at least three times a week. I believe in leftovers and I try not to waste food. My schedule is always filled to the brim with activities so when I do cook, I need something that’s quick, easy, and delicious.

One of my favorite dishes to make is fish tacos. Blame it on Versace Kroger (Kroger Marketplace on Airline Dr in Bossier). Versace Kroger had been open for a few weeks before I decided to venture to that part of town. When I walked in, I was absolutely amazed. I love a good grocery store. I went in with a list of three items that shouldn’t have been more than $20, and came out with $250 worth of stuff, including a cast iron pan, ingredients to make fish tacos, and a bunch of other stuff. The aroma of the in house made tortillas and the beautiful fillets of fish took me out. I headed home, made some fish tacos, and the kiddo and I loved them.

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Fast forward to a few weeks ago. My friends at Mexi-Cajun Seasoning sent me a box loaded with their certified Cajun Mexi-Cajun Cornbread Mix, Mexi-Cajun Fish Fry, Mexi-Cajun Beer Bread Mix, and my favorite Mexi-Cajun Seasoning. Mexi-Cajun Seasoning is a fusion of traditional Mexican flavors and Cajun spices. The brand prides itself on being low sodium, free of MSG, and having a unique flavor that’s not like anything else on the market. This is not “Anthony’s” seasoning and you won’t be slapping one of your parents. This is Mexi-Cajun! I was familiar with this seasoning before they sent me the box because of my friend Kelli with Alexandria/Pineville Area CVB. On my last visit to Alexandria, LA, she gave me some and I used every last bit of it.

So what did I do when I received a box with Mexi-Cajun Fish Fry and more seasoning? I made my super easy fish tacos.

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a professional chef. I do not want to be a professional chef. I am a home cook that makes food that is delicious and filling for me, the kiddo, and occasionally for friends that visit. This recipe won’t be concise with measurements. I’m not an Ina Garten of cooking. I’m more of a Rachael Ray, handful here, palm of this there type of girl.

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Jada’s Easy Fish Tacos

INGREDIENTS:

Catfish filets
Corn tortillas
Mexi-Cajun Seasoning
Mexi-Cajun Fish Fry
Salt
Bag of Coleslaw without the dressing
Brother’s Seafood Tartar Sauce
Oil to fry fish

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DIRECTIONS:

1. Prepare the coleslaw first so that the flavors can marry.

I’m so not a fan of traditional Coleslaw dressing because frankly, I think it’s gross. Something about it doesn’t jive with me at all, but I believe that a fish taco NEEDS a coleslaw. How did I get around the gross dressing? I replaced it with Brother’s Seafood Tartar Sauce. For about four tacos, pour a fourth of your bag of coleslaw (about 3.5 ounces) in a bowl and mix in a tablespoon of Brother’s Seafood Tartar Sauce. Depending on the consistency that you want, add more tartar sauce or add more coleslaw. Once you’ve reached the perfect consistency, put a lid or plastic wrap over the bowl and place in the refrigerator. Remember that the longer the mix sits, the mushier it will get so keep that in mind with your measurements. If you’re not a Shreveport native and can’t get Brother’s Seafoot Tartar Sauce, just use your favorite tartar sauce instead.

2. Clean, cut, and season your fish.

For this recipe I used catfish, but any fish that can hold up to being fried would work. After my fillets were clean, I cut them to pieces that wouldn’t hang over tortillas. This is definitely a preference thing. Cut the fish to your liking and sprinkle with Mexi-Cajun Seasoning. Make sure you season both sides of the fish b sprinkle or swirl around method. Because Mexi-Cajun Seasoning is low sodium and slightly sweet (the first ingredient is sugar), I added salt as well. If you’ve never used Mexi-Cajun Seasoning before, taste the seasoning before you put it on the fish so that you will know if you prefer salt or not.

3. Heat your oil.

I fry my fish in a cast iron pan, but any pan or deep fryer will do. Here I go again with not knowing proper measurements. Put enough oil in the pan to fry your fish. You know how much that is. You’ve fried things before. Which oil to use? Vegetable, peanut, or canola work great. Don’t use your fancy olive oil here. I always like to heat my oil after I’ve seasoned my fish instead of at the same time to give the fish and seasoning a little alone time together.




4. Fry your fish.

While your oil is heating up, pour your Mexi-Cajun Fish Fry into a container. If you’re old school, a brown paper bag will do. Shout out to Whole Foods Market for giving out paper bags that I recycle for frying food. Sprinkle a little of the fish fry on your tongue and taste it. Decide if you need to add anything else to it. Because I salted my fish, I didn’t add any more salt to the fish fry. I’m a salty girl, but not that salty. Once your oil is ready, put your fish in and fry it until it’s golden deliciousness. Make sure you only turn it once. To test if your oil is ready, insert the handle of a wooden spoon in the oil and if it bubbles, it’s ready. If you don’t have a wooden spoon or don’t want to dirty one up, sprinkle a little fish fry in the oil. If it sizzles, you’re ready to go.

5. Warm your tortilla and assemble your taco.

Take a warm, dry pan, griddle, or skillet and heat your tortillas on both sides. If you have a tortilla warmer, that’s even better. Depending on the thickness of your tortillas, take one or two together and place them in the middle of your plate. Take a piece of fish and place it in the middle of your tortillas, and then place your desired amount of coleslaw on top.

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6. Stand like Guy Fieri and EAT!

When at home, I eat in the kitchen standing up. I like to channel my inner Guy Fieri with my legs shoulder width apart, elbows out, back hunched over, insert food into mouth! Eat and enjoy your taco!

Mexi-Cajun Seasoning can be found at the Versace Kroger in Bossier City, 1050 George Dement Blvd, several locations in Louisiana and other states, and ordered online. Get you some!

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