Makes 12 (enough to serve 4)
Cinco de Mayo corn tortillas are available at La Chapincita Market in Waltham (781-894-9552) and La Internacional Foods Corp. in Somerville (617-776-8855) .
|1/4||head of green cabbage|
|1/4||cup cider vinegar|
|1||teaspoon sugar, or more to taste|
|1 1/2||teaspoons salt, or more to taste|
|Dash of ground ancho pepper (optional)|
|1 1/2||pounds skinless, boneless cod, haddock, or pollock, cut into 1/2-inch cubes|
|5||tablespoons lime juice (from about 5 or 6 limes), or more to taste|
|1||jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped|
|1/3||cup olive oil|
|1||avocado, peeled and pit removed|
|1||clove garlic, chopped|
|3||tablespoons chopped cilantro|
|2||tablespoons canola oil|
|1 1/2||large tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped|
|1/3||of a pineapple, peeled, quartered through the core, core removed, and very thinly sliced into 1 1/2-inch strips|
|1/4||red onion, finely chopped|
|12||Mexican-style (6-inch) white - corn tortillas|
1. Core the cabbage. Halve it lengthwise, then slice it very thinly into shreds. In a serving bowl, mix together the cabbage, vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and ancho, if using. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. In another large bowl, combine the fish, 3 tablespoons lime juice, and half the jalapeno. Season generously with salt. Stir in the oil. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. In a blender combine the avocado, garlic, remaining jalapeno, 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, canola oil, and water. Pulse the mixture until smooth. Taste for seasoning and add more lime juice or salt, if you like. Transfer to a serving bowl.
4. In another serving bowl, sprinkle the tomatoes with a pinch of salt and of sugar.
5. Place the pineapple in a serving bowl, the onion in another, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of cilantro in a third. Set aside. 6. Drain the fish in a colander. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it is hot, cook the fish, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until it turns opaque. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fish to a serving bowl; keep warm.
7. Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Heat each tortilla for 10 seconds on a side. Wrap in foil to keep warm.
8. At the table, spread about 3 spoonfuls of fish down the center of a tortilla. Sprinkle with onion, pineapple, tomatoes, cilantro, cabbage, and avocado sauce, and roll up the sides. Jill Santopietro