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When you run a business like a restaurant, it can be easy to get complacent about the details. Your employees might be used to you checking in on them during certain times of the week, or you might get comfortable with your same old menu. Unfortunately, if your place stays exactly the same, customers can lose interest—which can be bad for business. I want you to know what you need to do to make your restaurant beautiful, functional, and relevant, which is why I made this site. Here, you will learn key strategies for perfecting your business, so that you don't end up with a mess on your hands.

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Keeping Your Restaurant On Its Toes

Making Fish Tacos Taste Like They're From A Restaurant

by Julio Myers

Once you've had excellent fish tacos at a restaurant, your life will never be the same again. Good fish tacos are a wonderful indulgence. Between the tender fish, the chewy tortilla, and the incredible white sauce drizzled over the top, this food hits every part of your palate. So, why don't the fish tacos you make at home taste this good? It is possible to make restaurant-style fish tacos at home, but you'll have to follow these tips.

1. Use corn tortillas.

Restaurants that make fish tacos almost always use corn tortillas. Corn tortillas have that hint of sweetness you want on the outside of a fish taco, and their texture is also better suited to the tender fish. Do note, though, that corn tortillas need to be cooked before you use them. You can warm them up one at a time in a pan, cooking them for about 15 seconds per side. Or, if you're making a big batch of fish tacos, you can spread the tortillas out on a baking sheet and just warm them in the oven for about 5 minutes. You want them to get pretty warm to the touch, but not to the point that they get crispy.

2. Use the right fish.

The fish inside fish tacos is usually a mild, tender whitefish. If you use a strongly flavored fish like tilapia, your tacos won't taste quite right. Salmon and tuna are not good candidates, either. Restaurants usually use cod because it is cheap, but other good fish to use include mahi-mahi, snapper, bass, and halibut. Lightly fry your strips or fish. And do only use strips of fish; overloading the tacos with fish will mean there is less space for fillings, and they're essential for a good taco, too.

3. Make your own sauce.

You can find bottled fish taco sauce at stores, but if you want your fish tacos to be the best, then making your own sauce is important. Just combine the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of garlic powder
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper

Stir, and let sit for about 10 minutes to let the flavors combine.

With the tips above, you can take your fish tacos to the next level. It's not difficult to make restaurant-quality fish tacos at home once you've perfected these steps.

For guidance or inspiration, look to a restaurant such as Ohana Seafood Bar and Grill.