Wednesday, June 26, 2013

VDP: Blackened Fish Tacos

I have a few remaining photos to share from the end of our trip, but in the mean time, I wanted to share the photos from the awesome Virtual Dinner Party we had with 6 guests a few weeks ago.  

A few days before our party, we gathered ingredients for blackened fish tacos.  The 6 guests came from 3 houses, so everyone had slightly different twists to their tacos.  I used a frozen white fish from Trader Joe's, defrosted and rubbed with a combo of blackening spices. 

Using this recipe as inspiration, we blackened then pan-seared the fish, caramelized red onions, mixed up a cilantro-lime crema to go on top, and put together some amazing tacos!  These are easy and will be making frequent appearances on our weekly menus in the future.

Blackening seasoning: cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper
Cilantro-lime crema: plain Greek yogurt, cilantro, salt, lime zest, squeeze of lime
Tortillas: corn tortillas are traditional, but I picked up some "truly handmade flour tortillas" from Trader Joe's, and they were delicious!  And one day, I will make tortillas from scratch.
Additional toppings: avocado, cheese, cilantro, salsa, corn salsa, beans, jalapenos, and a squeeze of lime.

An IPA or pale ale is a great match.

Thanks to my cohosts for a great dinner!


  1. That last pic is so pretty!!!

    When can we see you guys?? It's been way too long.

  2. All those plates of food look outrageous (-ly delicious)! Sign me up for any one of those, washed down with an IPA please.


  3. Each VDP is better than the last! I love the great company, and the free, fun cooking lessons! I love that you're doing beer pairings with your recipes now. Homemade tortillas from your kitchen sound outrageous. I'm trying my hand at pita this week - I'll let you know how it goes!

  4. They all looked so different, and mine, for one, were so delish! Wish I had these to make for tonight!


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