Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fish (or shrimp) tacos with a secret sauce

It's summer time! Which means lots of grilling and outdoor eating and quick, fresh, light meals. You know what's perfect for that? FISH TACOS! Or SHRIMP TACOS! Basically, any seafood in a taco. :)

There are a million recipes out there for cooking the seafood, so I'm not providing a full one today (check out Peas and Crayons for a salmon chili-rub recipe). We like to use a simple cajun seasoning for our firm white fish or shrimp. Then we grill the seafood for a touch of smokey flavor, or just cook it on the stovetop (shrimp cook up in no time in a skillet)!

But the reason I'm blogging about this today is that I want to share with you our secret ingredient that takes this dish to the max: sriracha ranch sauce. Yes, it's only 2 ingredients, and it doesn't sound all that great. But I swear, it'll blow your mind. It makes the absolute best sauce for these fish and shrimp tacos!

Anther reason we love this dish is that you can use what you have on hand for a great meal. Things we like to top our tacos with include:
  • sriracha ranch awesome-sauce (absolutely required, of course)
  • cabbage slaw (see the honey-lime slaw recipe below before for inspiration)
  • cilantro (a must in my book)
  • avocado
  • cojita cheese
  • a touch of fresh-squeezed lime juice from a wedge

Sriracha Ranch Sauce, from Peas and Crayons
3 TBSP homemade or store-bought ranch dressing (Brianna's makes the best dressing in my opinion)
1 TBSP Sriracha Chili Sauce

Honey-Lime Slaw, adapted from Peas and Crayons
Use this recipe below as a guide for your slaw, and add/remove ingredients as you see fit. At bare minimum you just need cabbage, something acidic, and a touch of sugar. DONE!

1 cup cabbage, finely chopped/shredded
¼ small red onion, sliced thin
1-2 TBSP lime juice (or combo of apple cider vinegar and lime juice)
1 tsp honey (up to 1 TBSP to taste) or sugar
fresh cilantro, to taste
¼ tsp garlic powder
a pinch of salt
1/2 TBSP mayo, optional 


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