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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Smoked Codfish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw

I've made these before, but usually on a grill. This time I wanted to try them on my drum smoker...

I made my chipotle slaw,
Mixed 1/2 cup of mayo with
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (minced) you can use more
salt to taste
chopped onion
fresh squeezed lime juice. about 1 tsp.



Mixed with 1 package of pre-shredded slaw ....then chilled.


I rubbed the cod with olive oil and sprinkled with some home made seasoned salt and cracked black pepper...


Into my drum smoker with a bit of olive wood....


They smoked for about 1 hour. I just tested them by poking......




Heated a couple of fresh tortillas...



The smoked cod was wonderful by itself. :)


My smoked codfish taco topped with chipotle slaw and a bit of fresh pico de gallo...


It was pretty tasty!! :) I plan on using my drum for these again.




16 comments:

Mike said...

once again, you've got my mouth watering. I'm definitely going to try these! I love fish tacos.

YD said...

Looks delicious! We have yet to try smoking fish.

Anonymous said...

That looks Fantastic!!!
Points! LOL
A really nice presentation Cowgirl!!


grothe

JP said...

yummmmm...

We're going to have to try that over here in our TN holler. The Mrs makes awesome homemade soft four tortillas. I had never thought of putting chipotle in slaw, but that just looks and sounds awesome. Thanks for the recipe idea...

cowgirl said...

Thank you Mike! I love fish tacos too... :)

cowgirl said...

YD, I hope you give them a try sometime. Cod is my favorite. it's pretty mild and takes the smoke well.
Thanks! :)

cowgirl said...

lol Gene!! Thank you for the compliment AND the laugh! lol

cowgirl said...

Thank you JP!
I bet they would be great with your Mrs.' tortillas!
I love that slaw on pulled pork sandwiches too....you can add as many minced chipotles as you like to kick up the heat.

Hope you try it sometime. :)

Thanks! :)

JunkerJunk said...

Hey Cowgurl, I notice you use store-bought chipotles. Im getting ready to smoke my own and wondered if you have ever made chipotles. If so, any tips/hints?

Irish said...

Hey girl! I had grilled fish tacos Saturday night! Did some spicy shrimp bites too. Must be the warm weather making us crave seafood. They were good but I want my fish still flapping when it hits the grill, lol. I will be ready to catch my own in less than two weeks!

cowgirl said...

Hey Marty, How are you?
I have just cold smoked my jalapenos for chipotles. I use my smokehouse and a temperature of 65 degrees or so.
Also smoke the longer the better...6 hours or more.
Hope you have good luck with them. let me know what you come up with!

cowgirl said...

Hey Irish!
Great minds think alike! lol
Or we could be related. :)
Spicy shrimp bites sound tasty too. Mmmmm.

So you get to go fishing in a couple of weeks? That sounds nice. Got room on that boat for one more? lol .... I have fishing fever pretty bad. :)
Hope you give me a full report of your first trip.

Irish said...

Sure Jeanie, you are welcome anytime. I got the fever bad too, lol. Reports are starting to show the first spring fish moving in. The water is still too cold yet, but soon...

I'll provide you with a full report! Does it have to be the truth? Haha.

cowgirl said...

lol No, it doesn't have to be the truth! Any fishin' report is better than no fishin' report.

I'm looking forward to hearing all about it! :)

Mike said...

Think I'm going to give this a shot tonight, being Lent and all. What temp do you figure you smoked the cod at?

cowgirl said...

Hi Mike,

I smoked the cod at a fairly high temperature.. around 315. Then just checked it with a fork to see if it would flake.
Some cooked a bit faster than others due to thickness.

Hope you have good luck with it! :)