Halloween Tacos

When I saw these cute little tarantulas on Betty Crocker's website, I knew I had to perch them atop our favorite fish tacos.

1 1/2 pounds of your favorite fish (we use mahi mahi or tilapia)
1 T olive oil
juice of 3 limes
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ground cumin

Put the fish in a shallow dish. Combine oil, lime juice, garlic and cumin. Pour over fish and let marinate for 15 minutes, turning over occasionally. Cook on a hot grill or grill pan for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until fish is opaque all the way through. Flake with a fork and set aside until you build your tacos.

Fish Taco Sauce:
1/2 cup sour cream (we use reduced fat)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (we use reduced fat)
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp cumin

Combine all ingredients. Add more lime or cumin to taste.

To build tacos:
Tortillas (corn or flour) or Taco Shells
Fish Taco Sauce
Queso Fresco, crumbled
Fresh salsa or pico de gallo
shredded cabbage
Limes for squeezing

We generally use corn or flour tortillas. Our girls requested hard shells tonight. If you are using tortillas, warm them on the grill.
Fill shells or tortillas with fish, then sauce, then cabbage, cheese, salsa and a sprig of cilantro.

Garnish with a spooky tarantula:

Jumbo Olives

For each spider, top taco with 1 olive, pitted end down. Cut second olive lengthwise into 8 pieces; place around olive for legs. For eyes, squeeze 2 dots of fish taco sauce onto top of olive (I spooned a little into a sandwich bag, snipped a tiny bit off the corner and used it to pipe the eyes).


Joanne said...

I always eat my tacos with tarantulas on em...adds character. I've been meaning to make fish tacos for FOREVER. These look awesome!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tacos! Love the tarantula on top.

Heather said...

I LOVE your fish tacos! I'm glad you posted the recipe! Can't wait to make these soon.