Seafood Monday: Fish Enchiladas

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It is a bit of a routine to have fish/seafood on Mondays – we do the weekly shopping on Sundays so I know that whatever I buy will still be fresh on Monday.  It’s become a nice tradition.

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Today’s Fish on Sale was Swai, which is from Thailand and is in the catfish family.  It is being farm raised and is becoming more mainstream.  One review I read was that it is totally without taste – not just no fishy taste but no real taste at all.
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That is true.  It is a firm white fish and holds up well in the cooking process but the fish was basically just texture more than flavor.  It wasn’t bad and I might use it again if it is on sale but we’ll also definitely try other fish types for this recipe in the future.  I coated the fish with some low-sodium taco seasoning mix before grilling on the stovetop griddle.

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Basic white sauce with butter, flour and milk and then added in some shredded Mexican cheese…Img_5204
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…next a small can of chopped green chilis, undrained.Img_5206

 

 

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In the bottom of the pan, I emptied a small can of traditional enchilada sauce and then mixed in 3Tbsp of sour cream Img_5208
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Each enchilada included a piece of fish, some jarred salsa and a couple scoops of the green chili / white sauce.Img_5211

 

 

Then rolled them and put them in the dish on top of the enchilada sauce.

Personal note – the next time I buy MISSION corn tortillas for enchiladas I’m hoping one of my family members smacks me.  I am always disappointed in the quality of these tortillas – they are dry, no matter how fresh, and they crack almost instantly (even if I warm them slightly to make them easier to use).  We can get better quality corn tortillas but not at our regular grocery store… next time I’m making that extra trip.

 

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Topped the enchiladas with the remaining green chili / white sauce and then a sprinkling of shredded Mexican cheese.
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Baked at 350-degrees for approximately 45 minutes until browned and bubbly.  Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.
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As experiments go, this turned out pretty good.  Got a definite thumbs up from my Heart so I’ll make this dish again… probably trying a different fish.  Also, enchiladas are never “neat” but … YUM !!

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