Smokey Fish Tacos with Fresh Coriander Slaw and Chipotle Mayo

Morita chiles are red, fully mature Chipotles. This gives them a unique, medium – hot smokey flavor which is popular in many Southwestern dishes. These can be added to sauces (including Mole) to add smokey flavor and maintain the red color of the sauces. These peppers are about 2-4 inches in length, 1 inch in width, and have a deep brick reddish brown color. The word Chipotle translated to smoked chile. Consider the Chipotle a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest). Scoville heat units 7,000-25,000.

Suggested Use:
Use Morita in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.

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Serves 4-6.

12 x 100% corn tacos (I used ‘La Tortilleria’)
800g/28 oz fresh fish
3 tbs smokey paprika
½ red cabbage
1 large bunch coriander, finely chopped
1-2 avocados
3 large lemons
½ cup good quality mayonnaise
1 tsp – 1 tbs chipotle chile – depending on how spicy you like it (I use marinated chipotle chili)
Olive oil
Sea salt


Place your fish fillets into a large bowl or dish, sprinkle with smokey paprika, a generous drizzle of olive oil and a large pinch of sea salt. Mix thoroughly to coat the fish.

Place the coated fish into a paper lined baking tray and bake at 180 degrees for 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness and type of fish. For salmon fillets, I would cook mine for about 20 minutes as I like a medium cooked fish (I like to use an oven as I find it’s easier and also Mike doesn’t like the smell of fish cooking in a pan ☺). While the fish is cooking it’s time to prepare the salad.

Finely slice the red cabbage and add to a large mixing bowl. Next add the coriander, juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tbs olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Mix to combine and set aside.

Heat your tacos according to packet instructions.

Mix together the mayonnaise, juice of 2 lemons, chipotle and a pinch of sea salt until smooth and set aside.

Slice your avocados and set aside.

Now once the fish is cooked we are ready to assemble.

Place some fish onto each taco, followed by a couple of slices of avocado, some salad and a drizzle of the chipotle mayonnaise. You could also add some fresh chili if you like it hot. Alternatively you can place all ingredients on the table and let guests/family create their own tacos. Enjoy!