SUN, SAND, WAVES, MELLOW MUSIC, A COLD BEER… WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE MISSING FROM THE EQUATION?
If you’re serious about the beachside lifestyle, you’ll want a fresh fish taco to complete the blissful scene.
No one’s quite sure of the fish taco’s exact origins, but it’s safe to assume that they’ve been part of the Latin and South American diet since people started catching fish and grinding corn to make tortillas.
The Baja peninsula is often cited as the birthplace of the fish taco as we know it – whether from San Felipe or Ensenada still stirs fierce argument – and surfers returning from Mexico are credited with bringing this simple dish stateside sometime in the 1950s.
The fish taco as we know it consists of lightly fried white fish enfolded in a tortilla and topped with shredded cabbage, a cream-based sauce, fresh salsa or pico de gallo, and a squirt of lime juice. Variations on this theme exist of course, but that combination is generally agreed to be the ideal one. However Americanized the fish taco has become is beside the point, because its popularity as the quintessential beachside food is unprecedented.
Locally, some of the best examples can be found at the Sandbar Sports Grill, the “home” of the fish taco.
To learn more about the Sandbar’s Fish Tacos, read the full article online at The Beachside Resident.