Pairing with Ancient Peaks
A delicious, easy-to-make, baked fish taco recipe. You can bake, grill, air-fry, or pan-fry the fish – whatever your preference is. The 2020 Chardonnay is made to be versatile with food, so feel free to alter this recipe to suit your fancy.
The 2020 Chardonnay offers floral, tropical aromas of papaya and banana with hints of pear. A round, luscious texture fills the mouth with flavors of pineapple and honeydew melon, with trailing notes of fresh citrus and minerality. Sweet notes of vanilla spice linger on a soft, elegant finish.
FISH TACOS WITH LIME CREAM SAUCE & CHARDONNAY
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander/li>
- ½ teaspoon red pepper powder (if you like spice!)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 pound white fish (our suggestions: halibut, cod, or snapper).
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- zest from half a lime
- ½4; teaspoon salt
- 2 cups cabbage, shredded
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- ½ green onion, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Eight 6-inch soft taco tortillas (corn or flour)
- 1 avocado, sliced (optional)
- Preheat the oven for 425 degrees.
- Marinate the fish: In a small bowl, combine vegetable oil, lime juice, cumin, paprika, coriander, red pepper powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Evenly coat the fish in the marinade, and then place the fish on a baking sheet. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the fish is flaky. Break into smaller pieces.
- Meanwhile, make the lime crema and slaw.
- Lime crema: combine all ingredients and set aside.
- Slaw: combine all slaw ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat the soft tortillas. You can do this directly on a gas burner for a few seconds each side, or heat in an ungreased skillet for about 30 seconds each side.
**If you’re using frozen fish, increase the bake time to 15 – 20 minutes. If you’re grilling, grill on each side for 3 minutes. If you’re pan-frying the fish, cook for 3-4 minutes per side over medium heat, or until cooked through.
Why Pair Chardonnay with Fish?
The smooth, rounded character of the 2020 Chardonnay is made to be versatile with food. This suggested pairing is due to the aging of this chardonnay that was 70% stainless steel. We suggest baking the white fish to pair with the crisp chardonnay that this is.