Sunday, 4 October 2015

Baja Fish Soft Taco Kit from Old El Paso

Did you know that today is the National Taco Day? To mark the occasion I cooked a quick meal of Baja Fish Soft Tacos, using a Soft Taco Kit from Old El Paso.
The recipe which inspired this kit originates from Baja California on the west coast of Mexico.

Image credit: Old El Paso

There's not much cooking involved. The kit contains 10 soft mini flour tortillas, Baja crusted fish seasoning and Naja sauce seasoning for soured cream.

You will need to buy 400g of white fish, a small tub of soured cream, a lime and fresh coriander. The kit also suggests to add some shredded red cabbage to the dish, but my guys are not big fans of red cabbage, and I am not quite sure about the fish and cabbage combination. I added a thinly sliced sweet red pepper instead.
You will also need some oil to fry the fish.
Add the Baja seasoning to the soured cream and mix well until combined. The flavours are sweet and spicy, mildly hot.
The fish seasoning is made with breadcrumbs, paprika, cumin, chilli, cayenne pepper, onion, herbs, marjoram, parsley etc.
Cut the fish into chunks, coat on all sides with the seasoning and fry in a big frying pan with the vegetable oil until golden and cooked through.
Warm the tortillas, and assemble your soft tacos by adding pieces of fish with the soured cream sauce, red pepper slices, torn coriander leaves and serve with a wedge of lime.

I bought a big piece of cod for this meal, to cut the costs, a cheaper white fish could be used.
It was very tasty. So good, that I will definitely buy it to cook again.
This kit is part of a new Restaurante range from Old El Paso, which is inspired by the delicous places to eat across Mexico.

The blurb inside the box says:
"The new Restaurante range is designed to bring the quality cuisine and vibrant experience of Mexico's restaurants simply to your dinner table".
I haven't visited Mexico in real life, and this kit allows me to travel through cuisines and cultures. Looking forward to exploring the whole range and discover new flavours.

Disclosure: I received the Baja Fish kit for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are mine.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen these and wondered about trying them. They do look nice so I might well do now