Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Best Fish Burrito

The Best Fish Burrito
(Makes 4 large fish burritos)

* It looks daunting, but it's really easy, especially when there are two people in the kitchen.  If it looks like too much work, buy your favourite guacamole & pico de gallo, and just make the white sauce and the fish batter.
- approx. 1/2 lb of cod
- large tortilla wraps
- sour cream
- shredded green cabbage (about 1/2 small cabbage)
- refried beans (canned)
- white sauce (see below)
- guacamole (see below or buy)
- pico de gallo (see below or buy)
- beer batter (see below)
- oil for frying

White Sauce:

- 1 cup mayo
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 jalapeno, minced
- 1 tsp capers, minced
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp dill

Mix all ingredients until creamy and well blended.

Pico de Gallo:

- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 white onion, finely diced
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 T cilantro, minced
- 1/2 jalapeno, minced
- salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients.  Make ahead if you have time to let the flavours blend.


- 1 avocado
- 3 T white onion, minced
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 2 T cilantro, minced
- 1/2 jalapeno or more, minced
- salt to taste

Mix all together, mashing the avocado up a bit.

Beer Batter:

- 1 cup flour
- 2 T cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg (beat)
- 1 cup beer (Corona or Sol would be best)

Mix the dry ingredients.  Mix the wet ingredients.  Whisk together.


Prep the white sauce, pico de gallo, guacamole and beer batter and set aside.  Cut the fish into 2 ounce pieces and lightly flour the pieces.  Heat the oil on medium until hot.  Dip the fish in the beer batter and fry until golden, turning part way through.  When the fish is almost done you can heat the refried beans, and warm the tortillas for easier wrapping.



Top the tortilla with some sour cream, guacamole & refried beans. 

Lay 2 fish pieces on top of this (4 ounces), and then put about 1/2 cup of shredded cabbage in, some pico de gallo, and white sauce.  Fold like a burrito folding ninja.


Make these immediately.  You're welcome ;-)

Christopher enjoyed some leftovers for lunch today, and subsequently texted me to inform me that we will be eating nothing but fish burritos from now on.  He also said "end of discussion" and gave me some new names for my blog, including, but not limited to, "Everyday Burrito" and "Burrito Town."  

What he doesn't know is he's now got a problem on his hands ...  

The po boys are jealous.


Simply Life said...

oh this does look SO good!

Why am I here??? said...

bahahaha, LOVE THIS! I was gonna say what about the po boys?

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Hahaha. Love the texts from Chris! Those do look delicious and it sounds like they were worth all of the work!

DessertForTwo said...

Yum! Pico is a daily staple in our house. It goes on most things. I think it's a Texan thang ;)

Anonymous said...

They look amazing!

Amber said...

Those look AMAZING! Wow! I love fish burrito's (or any burrito's really) so I think I need to make these asap!