There is something rather magical about fresh, hot homemade tortillas turning taco night into TACO NIGHT! And I just don’t know why I never tried to make them myself before because as it turns out, they are ridiculously easy to pull together. We’re talking easy as pie folks, well, easier than pie! I won’t extol on the innumerable health benefits of making your own tortillas not to mention the money saver it is as I presume you can assume those on your own. Putting all that aside, the sheer taste of these toothsome tender tortillas are worth it enough for me.
Now it was actually the baked fish morsels that I found a recipe for which brought this whole meal together in the first place. And the fish is really really good, but the tortillas are what I have been lusting over ever since the last one met its final moments in my stomach. So I present to you my homemade tortillas and baha baked fish taco night fiesta of recipes. This is a very easy meal to pull together but one with serious wow factor.
Homemade Flour Tortillas
(Adapted from Chowhound)
2 cups flour
1/4 cup shortening
2/3 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
Cut in shortening w/flour until crumbly (I did this by hand with a fork, I have no pastry cutter, I NEVER make pastry - it worked just fine).
Roll out each ball onto lightly a floured surface. Mine came out to about a 6-8" diameter. You can make whatever size you desire.
Baha Baked Fish Tacos
(Adapted from Food o' Del Mundo)
4 Tilapia Fillets sliced into long strips
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup cornmeal
2 tsp chipotle dried group pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp kosher salt
Fixings and Homemade Tortillas
In a Ziploc bag mix lime juice, paprika and chili powder. Add the fish and marinate in the frige for at least 20 minutes though 30 would be better.
Blend together flour, cornmeal, salt, chipotle chili powder and paprika.
avocado and mango salsa, scallions, jalapeños, cheese and cilantro.)