Ortega And Gortons We Love Fish Tacos
I will eat anything that doesn’t eat me first – usually – but sometimes what’s on the menu doesn’t sound appetizing at all. I tell my son (who won’t eat anything), “just try a bite; if you don’t like it you don’t have to eat it”. So, when Ortega and Gorton’s contacted me about trying out their Fish Taco recipe, I followed my own advice and gave them a try. I don’t know why I was expecting a regular taco with shredded fish in replace of beef (YUK), which is not at all what a good fish taco is. A Fish Taco is refreshing and light, they were very good! Now I get all the hype!
I started out by going to the official website Welovefishtacos.com for a recipe. There I found a variety of fish tacos. You could choose hard Ortega taco shells or soft, and just about every different version of fish or shrimp that Gorton’s has to offer.
I love the Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Filets and Ortega Whole Grain & Whole Wheat Hard & Soft Taco Kit. I went with the authentic fish taco recipe on the web site. Luckily, in the Ortega kit I was able to use the taco seasoning provided to make the coleslaw mixture, and the packet of taco sauce was a perfect topper.
You can buy shredded cabbage in a bag, take 2 cups and add about a teaspoon of taco seasoning, a tablespoon of light mayonnaise and a tablespoon of light sour cream.
Mix all of that together and let sit for 10 minutes so all the seasoning can really come out. I also chose to add fresh cilantro, cheddar cheese and fresh avocado to my tacos.
Finally, a squeeze of fresh lime on top to really add to the authentic Mexican flare.
These fish tacos not only smelled good, but they looked awesome!
I have been trying to shed some extra weight the last few months, so I wanted to make my fish taco recipe as healthy as possible. For two (2) fish tacos with all the above listed fixins, it was only 650 calories and I was stuffed when I was done.
You can cut down those calories by choosing Gorton’s Tilapia or Shrimp instead of a battered fish. For a full meal experience heat up some of Ortega’s re-fried beans and Spanish rice as side dishes. Just goes to show you, no matter how old you get, your mom is always right. Just try it, you might like it.