Video Attempt: Fish Tacos and Slaw

The second leg of Matt's and my trip to North Carolina was spent hanging out with my side of the family in Wrightsville Beach. We've missed out on my family's annual beach vacation the past two years, so this time, we were really glad to be able to make it and, of course, to capture some of the fun on camera. Thanks to Bill, Grandma, and my mom (who clearly wanted to opt out of this one) for joining in! Also, this meal was extremely delicious.

Slaw adapted from Bon Appétit
(makes enough for 10-12 tacos and possibly more)

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1-2 limes
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1 small head of green cabbage
1 small head of red cabbage
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1 teaspoon salt

Thinly slice both cabbage heads and place in the largest bowl you have. Sprinkle with salt and massage into the sliced cabbage with both hands. Add minced red onion (unless you don't like red onions, of course) and cilantro on top. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, and garlic. Pour mixture over cabbage. Toss to combine. Taste for seasoning. It will probably need more salt, a bit of pepper and maybe another squeeze of lime. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Fish Tacos (which really need to be served with the above slaw, some hot sauce, and guacamole)
serves 6
(This recipe is pretty basic, but served its purpose quite well!)

1 1/2 - 2 pounds halibut fillets (or other firm white fish), cut into strips
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Flour tortillas

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat. Swirl to coat bottom of pan. Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper. In two (or possibly three) batches, cook fish until golden brown on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes. (Of course, as you can see, ours didn't exactly brown up. Perhaps you'll have better luck!)

Assemble your tacos!
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Matthew said...

The slaw was awesome! Wish we were still at that beach house... xoxo

Shelley said...

Yes, assemble your tacos, and kudos to your mom for standing up for what she wanted! :)

Jenny said...

Great chef flip!

Anonymous said...

I'm lovin these family videos. It always looks like you all have so much fun :-) The tacos looks great too

sara said...

TENDERIZE! This looks amazing.

Dorie@BrooklynSalt said...

I used to not like raw onions until I learned to soak em for a while before throwin' em in anything. Cool trick to mellow 'em out.

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks, Dorie! I knew there was some sort of raw onion trick, but couldn't remember what it was. I'll let Bill know! ;)

Ashley @ Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine said...

I love slaw, but I'm forced to pair it with pulled pork instead of fish tacos because my roommates won't let me cook fish :( so sad.

Kara said...

Love. It. More Bill please :)

Amelia Morris said...

Bummer! But then again... pulled pork doesn't sound like such a sad alternative! :) :)

Lisa said...

Hi! I just read/watched your whole blog from finish to START in the last week. It was like culinary time travel to 2009!!! I am a personal chef in NYC and I actually READ and THINK more about food than I actually eat it. I am getting ready to launch my own cooking blog and your evolution has inspired me greatly. Congratulations on all of the milestones you shared through the years, especially the most recent one. I am sad my week of binging on Bon Appetempt is over. I am looking forward to having you in my inbox regularly. All good things, Lisa

Amelia Morris said...

Wow, thank you so much, Lisa! For reading / watching and commenting. It's been a long but beautiful road...so far! ;) Looking forward to what lies ahead and wishing you the best as you launch your very own space on this world wide web. All good things indeed! :) :)

Mary Jo said...

We had this tonight...LOVE!!! thank you :)

Sara in America said...

No onions, always a liability!

Kris said...

I can't believe that I haven't commented on your blog before. I'm a huge fan and have been since I discovered your blog a year ago. You, girl, are hysterical. But you probably already know that! Love your work.

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks so much, Kris!!

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