This was one of the first times Jack tried fish and let's just say he is not a fan! The face he makes when trying it is pretty epic though. He's almost 9 months old now and still not totally picking up on how to eat finger foods, but we'll just keep putting it in front of him and watch him throw it all around the room until he's interested. I ended up frying the fish, but if you don't have time or don't want a messier kitchen you could just bake them and it would still taste delicious!
For the Fish
- 1 lb Cod cut into 4 oz pieces
- 1 Egg
- 2 tbsp Milk or Water
- 1 cup Corn Meal
- 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 2 tsp Black Pepper & Salt
- Vegetable Oil
- Corn Tortillas
- 1 Mango diced/1-2 sticks
- 1/2 Red Onion diced
- 1 Avocado diced/1-2 sticks
- 1 Tomato diced/1-2 sticks
- Jalapeno diced, to taste
For the Fish
Before preparing the fish for the adults, just cut a little strip off and cook it in the pan before adding the oil and set aside on a plate.
Put Vegetable Oil in cast iron or skillet and start heating up; the amount will depend on the size of your pan, but you’ll want to be able to cover half of the fish.
Combine eggs, water or milk in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine Corn Meal, Cayenne, Black Pepper & Salt.
Place fish pieces in the egg mixture and coat completely. Shake off excess and then dredge in the corn meal mixture. Make sure the fish is covered completely.
Add fish to the hot oil and cook until golden brown (2-3 minutes on each side). Once cooked place on a separate plate with a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
For the Mango Salsa
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Reminder: Make sure to cut some stick portions for your little one – I cut the tomato, mango, and avocado into slices. Do this BEFORE you chop up the Jalapeno for obvious reasons.
Assemble your tacos with the fried fish and salsa on top and enjoy!