My favorite food is fish tacos. Not just any fish taco, specifically Jose Garces‘ mahi-mahi tacos from his restaurant Distrito. I never liked fish tacos until I tried Chef Garces’ version. I was skeptical at first, but one bite turned me into a fish taco junkie.
The mahi-mahi tacos start with a freshly made tortilla that is smothered with a chipotle remoulade (a spicy tarter sauce). Then they are topped with a beautifully crisp piece of mahi-mahi, one tender strip of avocado and a tangy cabbage slaw.
Simple, bold and delicious.
I’ve found Chef Garces’ fish taco recipe online, but it’s rather involved and time consuming. College is great for teaching you how to cut corners, so I’ve come up with my own, simpler version of Chef Garces’ culinary masterpiece. Nothing can replace the real thing, but this is a successful and healthy stand-in for when a fish taco craving hits.
Distrito Inspired Tilapia Los Tacos Ingredients: (Serves 2)