Grain Free, Dairy Free Fish Tacos
Spending most of my life in Southern California, I am no stranger to a good fish taco. The kind I used to eat were battered with a gluten batter, then deep fried in damaged fats and served on a GMO corn tortilla. They certainly were tasty but they were not helpful for my health or my waistline.
Since my family and I still love fish tacos but have an entirely different diet and lifestyle, I wanted to create a fish taco that was just as satisfying but would actually help improve our health and make us feel great after we ate it!
Let’s Talk About Grain Free Tortillas
Really bendy, chewy and buttery grain-free tortillas are hard to find. Usually, they crack easily, don’t have the right texture or just don’t taste good.
I could’ve tried to reinvent the wheel to come up with a really good grain free tortilla but honestly, it’s already been done. I think Jenni of Urban Poser has hit the nail on the head when it comes to the perfect grain-free flour tortilla! So, just know, she’s mastered it and the tortilla recipe I use is hers. You can find her Cassava Flour Tortilla recipe here! It has become a staple in our home and they are a cinch to make!
If you are dealing with leaky gut or autoimmunity, you may want to skip the tortilla since the base is cassava flour and many people, early in their healing phases, cannot tolerate this starchy flour. Personally, I can tolerate it but only in little amounts. Too much and I get brain fog and really achy. If you did want to get some, I purchase it here until Thrive Market starts carrying the brand I like.
Ingredients and Tools for Fish Tacos
My favorite kitchen tool that makes the perfect thickness tortillas is this epic press!
Be sure to use wild caught fish and not farmed, please. This smart woman sums up why you need to steer clear of farmed fish. We use wild caught, frozen cod that we get at Costco.
Another ingredient to be sure to buy organic is tomatoes. The non-organic are on the EWG’s dirty dozen list because they’ve been found to be covered with toxic pesticides and herbicides.
To make this recipe a cinch to make I like to use bagged organic carrots that are already julienne cut. I then just chop them a little bit smaller. You can find those at your local grocery store.
The other ingredient I wanted to mention that I absolutely love it chopped jalapeno peppers. I buy this brand because all the work is done for me, there are no bad ingredients and they taste great! Personally, at this site, I think they’re too expensive but I linked it because I wanted you to see the container. I purchase them at my local natural foods store.
- One batch of the Urban Poser's (linked in post) Cassava Flour Tortillas
- 3 fist sized pieces of Wild Caught Cod
- Sea Salt
- Fresh Ground Pepper
- Avocado Oil
- 1½ C. Organic Napa Cabbage, chopped
- ¼ C. Organic Roma Tomatoes, diced
- ½ tsp. Jeff's Naturals Chopped Jalapeno Peppers (more if you like it spicy)
- ½ C. Packed Cilantro, chopped (pack and then chop)
- ½ C. Carrots, julienne cut
- 1 Tlbs. Red Onion, minced
- ¼ tsp. Sea Salt
- 10 Grinds Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- ½ tsp. Onion Powder
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1½ Tlbs. Olive Oil
- ½ Lime, juiced
- Make one batch of Cassava Flour Tortillas
- Coat cod with avocado oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides and place in a saute pan.
- On medium heat, cook fish 3-4 minutes on each side until flaky and cooked through.
- While the fish is cooking, combine all slaw vegetables (including cilantro) in a medium size bowl.
- Then, in a small bowl combine all slaw spices, olive oil and lime juice. Whisk until combined.
- Pour over slaw veggies and toss to coat all.
- Take one tortilla, a small portion of fish and top with slaw. Serve with sliced limes on the side.
- This recipe will serve 8 with two small tacos per person.
My name is Jennifer and I am thrilled you stopped by. Grab a cup of tea and stay awhile with me. You are valuable. You are worth it. You can heal. You are powerful. You can have the life you always dreamed of. My pain has become my purpose. It's my biggest joy to help you move from merely surviving your life and just "getting through it", to thriving and loving every part of your life!
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