Hi all! Today I am excited for my good friend, Lynn at Pocketful of Paint, to treat you to some Crispy Fish Tacos with Creamy Creole Sauce. The recipe sounds amazing – I can’t wait to try it! Not only is Lynn talented in the kitchen, she is one talented woman with power tools! I am constantly in awe of her mad crafty skilz on instagram, with her specialty being rustic wood signs, but this girl can do it all. With no further ado, I give you the beautiful, fun and talented Lynn!
Hello Carlsbad Cravings readers- My name is Lynn, although some people just call me “the crazy crafter lady.” Ha! I have a craft blog that I started in March of 2014 called Pocketful of Paint.com. It is mostly about my perpetual craftiness, but I also share a few family favorite recipes and the occasional “mom thoughts.” I am grateful to be a guest here today and share one of my favorite recipes on Jen’s fabulous blog. I met Jen 9 years ago shortly after moving to San Diego. Her family and my husbands family have been close friends for a VERY long time. I played women’s 3 on 3 soccer with Jen one summer and got to know her a little better there. I also have had the privilege of hearing her speak at a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis– talk about a beautiful person inside and out. Jen is simply- inspiring.
Like I said -Crazy Craft Lady here-
Along with my newbie blog, I also have an Etsy store called The Urban Post, here I sell handmade signs made from reclaimed products. You can find me on Instagram @TheUrbanPost and on Facebook at The Urban Post Decor. I post all my craft happenings, recipes, and occasional giveaways on these sites. I would love to have you follow along! One of my favorite things about crafting is teaching other women to use power tools and find the confidence to try new things- Or as I like to say- Get crafty with your bad self! I teach a craft class every other month out of my home in Utah, where we currently live. It truly fills my soul to be around other women teaching and throwing craft parties.
On top of all that craft goodness I am also a mom of three small children, ages 6, 4, and 2. Of all my jobs this is my favorite and definitely my most important job. I am like that mom in the book, “I’ll Love You Forever.” I sneak in my kids rooms every night and hold them and kiss them before I go to bed. I know it’s so cheesy, but I seriously can’t help it. AND YES! With all this fun stuff going on I am tired all the time, let’s not forget to be honest here! Hahaha…
But, enough about me! Let’s talk FOOD!!! Let’s talk fish tacos.
My husband and I had experimented with this recipe for about 5 years till we felt we finally perfected it. It is a recipe we enjoy making together and our family loves it. I’d dare to say it might be our number one- actual favorite of all time! Oofa! That’s some big talk… You try it and let me know what you think.
When we make fish tacos we like to use Rock-fish or Orange Roughy. Any white fish will work, but those are our favorite for fish tacos.
We rinse and dry our fish before putting it in the batter. You can do this while your oil is heating up.
To make the batter mix together-
1 Sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers
1 1/2 cup of Bisquick
1 cup of Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of creole seasoning
about 1/2 can of Sprite
You will want the batter to be thick so mix in the Sprite slowly.
After dipping your fish in the batter place it in hot vegetable oil to fry. Remove it from the oil once it is golden brown and place it on a paper towels.
The sauce is also a recipe we worked hard to get right. It really is best if you can use fresh lime juice and Zatarain’s creole seasoning.
For the sauce mix together-
1/2 cup of mayo
1 cup of plain yogurt
the juice of 1-2 limes
1-2 tablespoons of creole seasoning
Place it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
Once your fish is ready- serve it on your favorite tortillas with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, salsa, cheese, and limes.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Thanks again for having me Jen!!