Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Versatile Paleo Wraps - Paleo Fish Tacos

I have tried a variety of bread subtsitutes since going Paleo several years ago...some have been good, but impossible to recreate at home and others have been terrible, not worth recreating anywhere. I had actually largely given up on the idea of ever eating a wrap or "taco" that wasn't wrapped in some kind of leafy green, and while these were pretty damn delicious, still, sometimes you just want that chewy, non-descript vehicle to transport your protein and veg combo to your mouthhole.
And it's for that reason that I couldn't be more excited to share with you not only this recipe for the most versatile Paleo wraps/tortillas, but also a recipe for some incredible fish tacos to go inside of them!
 {I used an offset spatula to flip the tortillas. It worked prett-ay well, IMO. #newusesforoldthings}

So far, I've eaten these tortillas as fish tacos, breakfast tacos, lunch wraps (with like, lunch meat and shit in them), and almond butter honey roll ups--DESSERT!!!! And the thing is, there are countless more options! What about eating it like a pizza and topping it with some marinara, prosciutto, and olives? Or rolling it up with a bit of coconut whipped cream and cinnamon apples for a warm, crepe, fall-themed breakfast? And, omg, I don't mean to get crazy here, but what IF you filled it with a little almond butter, Enjoy Life chocolate chips, and...some sliced banana?!?! I know, I know...I'm out of control right now.
 You could also just enjoy them as these incredible fish tacos.
I have a feeling you'll like them no matter what you do with them.

Paleo Wraps/Tortillas
Makes about 10 wraps
  • 4 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup arrowroot flour
  • 4 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

1. Whisk coconut oil and eggs together in a medium sized bowl
2. Add half the arrowroot flour to the eggs and whisk until incorporated (it may be a little lumpy at first, just keep whisking really well). Add the second half of the arrowroot flour and whisk that in until well incorporated.
3. Add the coconut flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk until the batter is lump-free and smooth.
4. Heat a small frying pan (something about the circumference of a tortilla, duh) over medium heat. Add about 1/4 of a cup, maybe less, of batter to the pan and swirl until it completely coats the pan in a thin layer (you want to make these thin, like crepes, or, I dunno, tortillas!). Cook for about a minute or so or until the size start to peel away from the pan, then, using an offset spatula, flip over and cook on the other side for another minute.
5. Remove from the pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes.
6. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. They keep pretty well for about a week. Reheat for 20 seconds before using.

Fish Tacos
Makes about 8 tacos

  • 1 - 1.5 pounds mahi mahi
  • olive oil
  • blackening seasoning
Mango BBQ Sauce
  • 1 mango, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar-free BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • dash of chili powder
Cilantro Mayo
  • 1 cup paleo mayo (this is a good recipe)
  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut milk, enough to thin the mayo into a saucey consistency
  • 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper
1. Make BBQ sauce by tossing all ingredients in a food processor and pureeing until smooth. Set aside in fridge until ready to serve.
2. Make Mayo by combining all those ingredients in a bowl. Set aside in fridge until ready to serve.
3. Cube mahi mahi into bite-sized pieces. Toss mahi mahi in blackening seasoning and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
4. In a large pan over medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil. Toss fish into the pan and cook until fish is cooked through, but not overdone.
5. Assemble tacos using paleo wraps. Layer first with guacamole (I'm not including a recipe for this because if you don't know how to make guac by now, then I can't help you). Add fish and top with BBQ sauce and cilantro mayo. Wrap and eat immediately!

12 comments:

Megan | Freckled Italian said...

YUP! The ones I made are similar and yeah, I use them for everything. They've pretty much changed my life.

& Pretty Things said...

yummm! these sound so good! thanks for sharing! x

& Pretty Things

Taylor Urban said...

Is it wrong that I want to just eat the cilantro mayo with a spoon??

nicole said...

i can not wait to try these.

Dana said...

Oh yum! I cant wait to make these!

Bre said...

I love you for this. I am totally making these tortillas/wraps/crepes, whatever the eff they are.

Anonymous said...

I just made these and they are amazing!!! I filled them with sautéed turkey with Cajun spices, a cauli-fredo sauce, avocado slices and home grown sprouts........ I only made a half a batch since I didn't know how they would turn out. Next time I think I will be making a double batch :) Thanks for this wonderful website. Photos are beautiful, directions are thorough and the meals are delicious. From a paleo newby :)

LowFat Paleo said...

It looks yummy and healthy! I could just eat tons of these!

Mark Richelo said...

Thank you. Wow.

These came out so good. It is one of the best Paleo recipes I have tried so far.

The cilantro mayo is excellent. The tortillas came out better than I expected. I have only recently ventured into more involved recipes (making my own tortillas, etc.)

Tasted a lot like fish tacos I have had at authentic taquerias.

My new favorite.

Emma Goulart said...

Oh WOW! That was literally the best meal I've had in weeks. I want these wraps for every meal!

Julia Moore said...

Just made this today after notbbeing able to find a particular brand in the store...store bought $8.99 for 7- well I had all of the ingredients for these at home and made a batch of ten-thought about using 2 less eggs but once I got the correct measurement for a consistency I like,won't be necessary...thanks for saving me from the lettuce humdrum ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing! What size eggs did you use for the tortillas?

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