In the pantheon of perfect tacos (indeed, that’s a big group), the coveted Baja fish taco has earned its rightful spot.
Now, you could argue that fish tacos don’t exactly qualify as comfort food, yet something about each bite of that golden, crispy fish — enhanced by tangy hot sauce, cooling, creamy mayo and a toothsome cabbage crunch — just triggers in me a deep-rooted, immense pleasure.
The recipe that follows was inspired by my one of my favorite vendors in Ensenada, who deviates from your run-of-the-mill fish batter by adding a few unexpected ingredients. (Yellow mustard, anyone?)
To those balking at the idea of frying in your home kitchen, I say fear not — these tacos are totally worth it. And yes, you can totally pull it off on a weeknight.
Get the recipe: http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/classic-ensenada-fish-tacos/