Fresh Halibut Fish Tacos: Gluten Free Style!

My Dad came to visit this weekend you guys!  It was really great to see him, when you’re homesick or have been away for a while a familiar face can do so much for you.

Since we only had a few days together, our time was crammed full of activities, exploring, adventures, and delicious food.  On Sunday, we went Halibut fishing which was the most fun (and difficult) thing ever!  You can read about that in my next post.

Another reason that it was so great to spend this weekend with my dad is that until recently, it just wouldn’t have happened.  My dad was diagnosed with Celiac disease twelve years ago, but has had it for thirty years.  He was so sick for so long, and no one knew why.  Once he was diagnosed, he stopped eating wheat and gluten, but all the years of poison had really taken a toll on him.  He would never have been able to make a trip like this, or to do all the things that we did this weekend while he was here.  Over the last year or so though, he has really improved.  We have gone hiking together, and he even went on a mountain bike trip in Moab with some of his friends from college in November.

So, since we had just caught four big Halibut, we OF COURSE had to make some fish tacos… gluten free style!  You may remember the fish tacos recipe from a few weeks ago, but the breading had to be 86’d this time.  So, here is a new and improved fresh Halibut fish tacos recipe for those of you who can’t do the flour and panko (or just want to be a little bit healthier).  And my food photography is a little bit better this time if I do say so myself!

What you need:

-1 lb Halibut or other white fish, filleted and cut into large pieces

-4tbs olive oil

-1tbs cumin

-1tsp garlic powder

-1tsp salt

-1tsp pepper

-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

-1 tbs paprika

-1 cup corn (I used frozen organic thawed)

-Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

-Lettuce or cabbage, shredded

Homemade pico de gallo

Homemade corn tortillas

What you do:

-Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-medium high heat.  You want to get a sear on the fish as it cooks, but too high and the fish will stick even with the oil… I learned the hard way.

-Combine cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne and paprika in a small dish.  Dust lightly over fish to season (don’t overdo it)

-Place large fish chunks in pan and cook until done, flipping once.  The fish is done when it is white and flake the whole way through.

-Serve with sweet Thai chili sauce, corn, lettuce, pico de gallo and corn tortillas.  Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. These look scrumptious!!! I love fish tacos (not fried of course)!!! going to give this one a try, and I love that you caught your meal :)

    • payjeb@gmail.com says:

      I love them fried and not fried… not fried is definitely the healthier way to go though. I love them because they’re really easy too, and the fish cooks really quickly. Yum!

  2. I was wondering what those fish were. Fresh halibut has to be incredible.

    • payjeb@gmail.com says:

      It’s sooooo delicious! I have never really been that much of a fish person… it’s not that I didn’t like it’s just that I would never usually CHOOSE to eat it… but that has all changed after living here! The fish and seafood are so fresh and good (and abundant!) that it’s hard to stay away from. I think we’re going to ship 15 lbs of halibut home before we leave.

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