Spicy Fish Tacos

Last Wednesday was "Take Your Kid to Work Day" so I bribed my son David and his friend Erin to help me with this Spicy Fish Taco recipe. We like tacos and we like fish, but we've never had fish tacos before. Erin was game to help because she's had fish tacos before and really enjoyed them. Erin and David gave this homemade version 'two thumbs up'.

This recipe is from the Serve It Up! recipe book from the Ministry of Education. Simple to make and very flavourful. It's basically baked breaded fish sticks served in a whole wheat tortilla with your favourite toppings.
Here's how Erin and David made the fish sticks.

2 green onions, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp honey
750 g haddock fillets, cut into equal strips
1 cup bread crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper

What to do:
Whisk together the onions, garlic, chili powder, thyme, orange juice and honey in a shallow dish.
Put the seasoned bread crumbs in another shallow dish.
Place fish strips in the onion-garlic mixture and stir gently to coat.

Next, put the fish in the bread crumbs. Turn gently with tongs (or clean fingers) to evenly coat.
Put the breaded fish sticks on a parchment paper lined pan. Bake at 425 F for about 6 min then turn and cook for about 6 min more or, until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork.

While fish is baking, prepare your taco toppings. Erin and David prepared chopped onions, tomatoes, black olives and shredded romaine lettuce. To assemble the tacos, put the tortilla on a plate, add fish and toppings of your choice.

Erin and David liked these more then they thought they would. In fact, they'd even make these for their friends! Only one recommendation from both of them: add hot sauce to the onion-garlic mixture for the fish to up the heat.

Erin and David challenge theirs friends to make these fish tacos even spicier! Send us your ideas.

Erin, David and Michele, RD