In SoCal there are restaurants everywhere, with a variety of different types of cuisines in every town, suburb and city. Since we moved out of California about a year and a half ago, we’ve been slowly checking out restaurants and trying out new cuisines. One type of cuisine we don’t see much of down here in the South is Southwestern Mexican food, like Baja California food. I’ve seen places advertise that they have fish tacos, but I don’t feel like they have that same flavor we found at various restaurants in SoCal. Since we have been missing it and we wanted to make an easy dinner, I made fish tacos for us with a chipotle mayo sauce, it was delicious!
For the batter for the fish, I used white cooking wine for the liquid instead of beer like for beer batter. We don’t keep beer on hand at our home and white cooking wine adds great flavor. The chipotle mayo sauce is not spicy and adds a ton of flavor to the fish. Have you heard of canned chipotle in adobo sauce? That’s what I used for the sauce, the chipotle peppers make it savory. For the fish I used cod, but you can also make it with tilapia, mahi-mahi, or halibut or any white ocean fish. For our side, we had black beans. The fish was pretty filling, so we wanted to keep the side simple. We served up our fish tacos on large flour tortillas this time, you can also serve up on small corn tortillas. We didn’t have any cabbage, so we just served the fish up on the tortillas with the sauce, still tasted great!