In the Caribbean, you cannot go wrong with fish tacos. With the freshest fish on the ready, you're guaranteed the most insane flavor experience pretty much anywhere you go. You'd be hard pressed to walk into a restaurant and not find them on the menu, and if you're anything like us, you'll order the same thing each time you eat out simply to find the best version.
Look at it this way. When you think Boston, you think Clam Chowder. When you think Maine, you think Lobster. Idaho, Potatoes. Louisiana, Crawfish and Gumbo. Well, with pretty much any Caribbean island, you think fish tacos. Sure there are plenty of other staples, but you catch my drift.
Our obsession with fish tacos prompted us to create our own version at home so we could enjoy this amazing dish as often as we please. Let me tell you a little something about this recipe. We created and recreated this dish so many times before we were satisfied; each time tweaking the seasonings little by little until we felt it was worthy of a share. We were so please with how these turned out that I'll be a little egotistical and say that these rival some of the best versions we have had here in Grand Cayman.
If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you likely know that I wasn't always a fish person. I was pretty much anti-fish until I was 25 years old and moving to an island. Islander that's never really given fish a chance? Not in my husband's book. Mahi mahi is an island staple, and in my opinion, is one of the best white fishes to try if you're interested in weaning yourself onto fish. It's quite neutral, it doesn't have that fishy taste or smell to it, and it takes seasonings well.
One of the very first fish dishes that I tried and enjoyed was none other than Mahi Mahi fish tacos. Now I can't get enough!
We use only the freshest ingredients when making this dish, something that is blatantly obvious when you're eating it! To me, there is nothing worse than biting into a fish that smells and tastes ‘fishy.' It's something that turns so many non-fish eating people off, which deters them from giving it another chance when they're finally offered FRESH fish. I was guilty of that until I gave it another go. Fresh fish is one of the greatest things about living on an island, and something I will totally miss when it's time to move on to a new location.
Anyway, eat these bad boys on our homemade corn tortillas (recipe coming soon!) and you will be begging for the cook in your family to make these every week!