11 Recipes for 11 Doctors: Fish Custard Tacos
I’m counting down the last eleven days until new episodes of Doctor Who with eleven Whovian recipes.
Living in Texas, this is one of my favorite recipes from Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook. Fish Tacos are everywhere here. I remember staring into one thinking the 11th Doctor would love it. After all, you not only have fish fingers paired with something the color and texture of custard, but the flavors combine sweet and savory, just like a certain dish he claims to have invented.
Fish Custard Tacos
Prepared fish fingers of your choice
Honey-mustard dressing (optional)
2 chopped, peeled mangoes
1/2 cucumber, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp/30 g red onion, diced
1/3 cup/100 ml pineapple juice
2 tbsp/30 g honey
juice of 1 lime
½ tsp/2.5 g cayenne pepper (optional)
½ tsp/2.5 g salt
2 tbsp/30 g corn starchThis incredibly forgiving recipe lets you enjoy the look of fish fingers and custard while providing an actual edible entree.
Fish tacos are incredibly popular in Texas, California, and the American border states in between. The rest of the world finds the whole concept a bit iffy – until that first bite.
To make these, mix your pineapple juice, lime juice, honey, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Carefully sprinkle in your corn starch. Spread the corn starch out as much as you can to avoid lumps. Once the corn starch is sprinkled over the liquids, whisk it in until everything is completely blended and free from lumps. Now all you have to do is add in your diced mangoes, cucumbers, and onions. Give it all a good stir so the solids are all coated in your sauce then set it all aside to thicken slightly.
While the salsa thickens, make the fish fingers of your choice. You can use any of the gazillion recipes online or you can just buy a box of breaded fishy goodness at the grocery store. I’m not here to judge. Just make sure you have some kind of warm and crunchy sea based protein on the table.
When you’re ready to eat, simply spread a little honey mustard dressing on the tortilla (some fish taco lovers will call you a heathen while others say you’re doing it just right), add your fish fingers, and spoon some mango salsa and coleslaw. You can make the coleslaw from scratch using the Baked Hath recipe or just buy some from the grocery store. You’re now holding your first fish taco.
I love serving fish tacos at Whovian gatherings. You get all the fun of actual fish fingers and real custard on the table, but when it comes time to eat, you can dip cookie or cake into the custard while assembling your fish fingers into a nice main course fish taco. Everybody wins.
You can find plenty of recipes for your Doctor Who viewing party (plus lots of other version of fish fingers and custard) in Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook.