Sorry for the long Christmas break! We went to Pennsylvania and got busy. Christmas was great, did a Men in Black 1, 2 and 3 marathon, caught nuances and amazingness. Ate way too much, got an an
amazing kitchen aid mixer and pasta attachments. Doris got a bracelet crafted from sand at Dewey Beach (at least they said it was from Dewey Beach). Came back yesterday. The kids spun signs today and I made some good fish tacos.
I had some doubts about these fish tacos since they weren't battered. I should have trusted Mike, they were delicious! But a little work. First I made fennel slaw. I boiled water, vinegar and sugar. Meanwhile, I finely diceed fennel, carrots (bought them finely diced), onion and pepper. I marinated the vegetables in the liquid for 20 minutes, drained the liquid and added the fennel fronds, olive oil and salt.
I next made the aioli. Really, there is no basil this time of year, so we did plain, vs basil, aioli. I put egg yolks, lemon juice, garlic and salt in the food processor, and added olive oil until it got thick.
It was really easy to fry the fish. I fried them in olive oil, 2 minutes per side.
They were really good and not too hard. I would make these again. Now, off to watch Magic Mike! Hello!