Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann
Crackling Fish Tacos with Chipotle Tartar Sauce
Total:
1 hr 2 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
8 tacos
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 2 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
8 tacos
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the tartar sauce: 
For the tacos:

Directions

Combine all the tartar sauce ingredients in a small bowl, using salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. 

Rinse the fish under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 1-inch pieces and put in a bowl with the Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Turn the fish to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes or up to 4 hours. 

Place the flour in a shallow dish and toss the fish pieces in it, a few at a time, until evenly coated. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. (To see if it's hot enough, place a small piece of bread in the oil; it should sizzle immediately.) Carefully add a few pieces of fish at a time, shaking off excess flour before placing them in the oil. Fry until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. 

Meanwhile, heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tortilla and warm for 10 to 20 seconds on each side. Place on a plate and cover with a kitchen towel; repeat with the remaining tortillas. 

Spread a dollop of the chipotle tartar sauce on a warmed tortilla. Add a few pieces of cucumber and top with 3 or 4 pieces of fish, a few arugula and cilantro leaves and a little orange zest. Serve with lime wedges and more tartar sauce on the side. 

Photograph by Tina Rupp

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