Baja Fish Tacos with Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Hash

Baja Fish Tacos WIBW | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh KitchenI don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of the word “hash”…… it sounds so crass somehow.  Regardless, hash not only has beautiful presentation, it’s easy to make, goes together quickly and you can actually create it from whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand.

Baja Fish Tacos with Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Hash

Baja Fish Tacos with Honey Lime Sweet Potato Hash | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh Kitchen6-8 Swai or tilapia fillets (or any mild white fish), seasoned to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spice Blend

1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground paprika
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Love purchasing my spices in bulk! Typically way more fresh and so much cheaper than those little bottles of spices you can purchase at the grocer.

Hash

4 Tbs. good olive oil , divided use
4 medium sweet potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
1 yellow onion
1 sweet red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
2 cups cooked black beans (or substitute a 14 oz. can, drained and rinsed)
3 Tbs. honey
3 Tbs. lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Chopped purple cabbage
corn and/or flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with heavy-duty foil. Place sweet potato pieces onto prepared baking sheet and drizzle with 3 Tbs. oil, tossing evenly to coat. In a small bowl, combine spices; sprinkle spice blend over sweet potatoes and toss again. Bake, uncovered, on center rack of oven for 15-20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are fork-tender, tossing half way through baking time. (If you want to add the fish fillets to this same baking sheet, do so when there is about 7-8 minutes of the baking time remaining for the sweet potatoes. Move potatoes to one side of the baking sheet and place fillets in a single layer on the other side.)

Baja Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Hash | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh Kitchen

Some would say I’m being wasteful and lazy, but I beg to differ. I love to wrap my sheet pans in heavy-duty foil for extra-easy cleanup. Can you roast the sweet potatoes and the fish at the same time on the same sheet pan? Yes! Just don’t add the fish to the sheet pan until half way through the cooking time of the sweet potatoes.

 

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, heat remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add onion and saute until caramelized, 5-6 minutes, adding garlic to skillet during last 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium; add black beans, corn, honey and lime, cooking until hot throughout; toss in roasted sweet potatoes and cilantro.

To serve, place desired portions of fish fillets into warm tortillas, top fish with warm hash, along with a bit of purple cabbage for crunch.

Baja Fish Tacos with Baked Swai | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh Kitchen

How do you know when the fish is done? Remember that at 425 degrees F, it will only take about 5-7 minutes for the Swai fillets to be fully cooked. Look for 2 things: 1. A change in color. Fish will turn from opaque (when it’s raw) to a bright white color (when it’s cooked). 2. Stick a fork in it! Fish is fully cooked when you can insert a fork into the center of a fillet and the fish easily flakes apart as you twist the fork.

 

**If you have low-carb guests, offer the option of a Baja Fish Taco Bowl: place warm hash into the bowl as the base and top with fish and a sprinkle of purple cabbage.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

**This recipe was featured as part of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen on WIBW 13 News, September 2017. Special thanks to the farmers and ranchers of the Kansas Farm Bureau for making this segment possible!

 

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