Cod tacos with pickled cabbage herb slaw & candied jalapenos

Makes 6

INGREDIENTS

  • • 6 soft mini corn tortillas
  • • 2 lbs black cod
  • • 1 tsp each of chili powder, paprika, onion powder, sea salt, garlic powder, ground cumin, dry oregano, black pepper and cayenne pepper
  • • ¼ cup olive oil
  • • 1 tbsp olive oil, for pan frying

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix spices, oil and garlic in a bowl. Rub and coat cod with it.
  2. Sear cod 3 to 4 minutes on both sides, in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium heat.
  3. Divide cod into the 6 tortillas. Top with jalapeños and vegetable slaw. Serve with two slices of lime.

Candied Jalapeños

  • • 3 lbs firm jalapeño peppers, sliced into ¹⁄8 to ¼ inch rounds and stems removed
  • • 2 cups champagne vinegar
  • • 6 cups cane sugar
  • • ½ tsp turmeric
  • • ½ tsp celery seed
  • • 3 tsp granulated garlic
  • • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  1. In a large pot, bring cider vinegar, white sugar, turmeric, celery seed, garlic and cayenne pepper to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Add the pepper slices and simmer for exactly 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peppers into canning jars to within ¼ inch of the jar’s upper rim. Boil the syrup for 6 minutes.
  2. Use a ladle to pour the boiling syrup into the jars over the jalapeño slices. Insert a chopstick to the jar bottom a few times to release air pockets. Fix on two-piece lids.
  3. Place jars in a canner, cover with water by 2 inches. Bring the water to a quick boil, then set the timer for 10 minutes for half-pints and 15 minutes for pints. When done, cool the jars for 24 hours.

Vegetable Slaw

  • • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • • 1 tbsp chopped tarragon
  • • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • • ½ tsp cane sugar
  • • ¼ shaved green cabbage
  • • ¼ shaved red cabbage
  • • ½ shaved red onion
  • • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
  • • ½ bulb shaved fennel
  • • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • • salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.

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