Fish Tacos with a Smoky Paprika and Tomato Salsa

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Sep. 08, 2011


Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Sea bass fillets 16 Ounce (Skin On, Four 4 Ounce Each Pieces)
Prosciutto slice 4
Chopped mozzarella 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cherry tomatoes 8 , finely chopped
Scallions 4 , finely chopped
Romaine lettuce 1 , finely chopped
Corn tortillas 4
Tomatoes 2
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) (Unpeeled)
Red onion 1 , cut in half (Unpeeled)
Smoked paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Lime 1/2 , juiced
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Honey 1/2 Tablespoon
Ground black pepper To Taste
Salt To Taste


1 To make the salsa, heat a skillet over high heat until smoking hot. Add the tomatoes, garlic and onion and char on all sides 5 to 6 minutes until they are blackened and tender. Remove the skillet from the heat. Once cool enough to handle, skin the onion and garlic. Put the tomatoes, garlic, onion, paprika, lime juice, oil and honey into a food processor, season with a good pinch of salt and pepper and blend until lovely and smooth. Pour the salsa back into the skillet over medium heat, bring to a slow boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. This lets all the flavors develop.

2 Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the fish, skin side down. Cook 2 minutes, then flip the fillets over, turn off the heat and leave 2 minutes longer to finish cooking.

3 Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a small skillet over medium heat and add the prosciutto, if using. Fry really quickly, just 10 to 20 seconds, until the ham is lovely and crisp. Stir continuously so it doesn’t burn.

4 Flake the fish into a large mixing bowl with the salsa, prosciutto, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, scallions and romaine lettuce. Toss everything together and divide onto the the four tortillas. Roll each into a cone shape and serve.

The recipe is excerpted from the book Mighty Spice, written by John Gregory-Smith. For more information please visit his website

Recipe Summary

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 533Calories from Fat 266

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.2%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 616 mg25.67%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 35 g70%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet