Vietnamese Fish Tacos

fish tacos

These will leave you literally drooling for more. Vietnamese Fish Tacos With Quick Pickled Carrots and Daikon. The fish here is seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, and a bit of turmeric for a cheery yellow hue. Toss it all up with some dill, tomatoes, mint, and cilantro and you have a flavorful mix up of Mexican and Vietnamese flavors. iamafoodblog



1 lb firm white fish, such as cod
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground tumeric
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon sliced green onions
1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
juice of 1/2 lime
salt and pepper, to taste
To serve:
warmed tortillas
extra herbs, roughly chopped
quick pickled daikon and carrot
lime wedges
diced red onion, if desired


Cut the cod into 1 1/2 inch pieces and place in a bowl with the fish sauce, sugar, pepper, turmeric, garlic, and oil. Mix well and let sit for 10 minutes.
Heat up a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add a touch of oil to the pan, and when hot, add the fish, being careful not to crowd. When the bottoms are browned and caramelized, about 2 minutes, flip and let cook for another 2 minutes or so, or until cooked through.
Remove from the heat and toss in a bowl with the chopped herbs, tomatoes, and lime juice. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Serve on charred or warmed tortillas with extra herbs, pickles, lime wedges, and diced red onions, if desired.

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