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Fish Tacos

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Chef Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito at 100 7th Avenue South (at Grove Street) in New York City shares one of his most popular recipes with me. His Fish Tacos or Tacos Estilo Baja are unbelievable. Truely the best I've ever had! Paired with Mercadito's Cucumber Margarita, it's heavenly.
  Tortillas 4 (Or As Required)
  Fish 1 , cleaned and filleted (Any fish, Red Snapper or Halibut)
  Salt To Taste
  Batter 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Or As Required)
  Bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Or As Required)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Napa cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Red cabbage 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Tomato 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), diced
  White onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Pepper To Taste
  Honey 1 Dash

1) Season the fish with salt and coat evenly with the bread crumbs.
2) Dip the fish in the beer batter and deep fry in a fryer until golden. Remove and keep aside.
3) In a bowl, combine all the napa & red cabbage salad chipotle vinaigrette ingredients together and flavor with honey.

4) On a serving plate, place the tortilla, lay the fried fish in the middle and top with the napa cabbage salad.

5) Serve the fish taco immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Deep Fried
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Patricio Sandoval's inspiration for Mercadito drew from his experiences shopping with his mother in Mexico at small markets. He grew up in the kitchens of his father's restaurant "Madeiras" in Acapulco, Mexico. After high school, Patricio moved to New York and was hooked. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, he combines traditional techniques with non-traditional ingredients. New York Magazine voted Mercadito's Fish Taco the best in 2006.
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1575 Calories from Fat 639

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 71 g109.2%

Saturated Fat 12.3 g61.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 208 mg69.3%

Sodium 1777.6 mg74.1%

Total Carbohydrates 134 g44.8%

Dietary Fiber 18.2 g72.8%

Sugars 25.9 g

Protein 102 g203.2%

Vitamin A 79.5% Vitamin C 161.7%

Calcium 31.6% Iron 49.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
Looks Great !!! tell him to try Tumaro's I will send samples The Tortilla Guy
vandana's picture
The tacos sure look impressive
Gadget.Lady's picture
wow thats a yum taco recipe.. tacos are my all time favorite!
Anonymous's picture
I went to Mercadito for their fish tacos and they are delicious. Thank you for the recipe. Im going to make the fish tacos this weekend and Ill let you know how it came out. Thanks again!
Anonymous's picture
Really...I am not impressed with you
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