Today we feature one of the great tastes of Denver with these healthy, blue corn fish tacos. The blue corn tortillas deliver such a stunning contrast to the white of the fish. Blue corn fish tacos have all the fixings including the delightfully smoky, tomatillo chipotle salsa. Together with corn, black beans, salad onion, lettuce, avocado and fish, it is not only a taste sensation but extraordinarily healthy for you.
Don’t restrict yourself to thinking tacos are made with beef on a crunchy taco shell. Tacos can be exciting! Fish – so light and healthy, black beans, wholesome and filling, corn for some great yellow color, avocado for that creamy richness and crisp lettuce for some nourishing greens. Look at all those colors in the blue corn fish tacos. No wonder they are so good for you.
Denver is a great place to discover good, Mexican food. The maturing of the food scene in Denver over the last 20 years from a steak and potato place (with some good Mexican) to a broad range of foods from many different cultures from around the world has been exciting to observe.
It’s easy to eat healthily in Denver, it must be all that great sunshine. People love to hike, mountain bike or ski in the magnificent Rocky Mountains, just on Denver’s doorstep.
Read on to find out more about Denver and its food and drink scene.
Denver – Home to Great Beer and Food
One of the first things that hits you about Denver is the sunshine. Around 300 days a year including in the depths of winter. All that sun is good for you and it encourages you to be outside and exercise. Mountain biking, hiking and skiing are all big. And with all of that altitude in the mile high city, you are working a lot harder than at sea level.
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All that exercise and hard work builds up a hearty thirst. And the best way to beat that thirst is to have a long, cold beer and the best range of beers in the world is in Denver, no doubt about it.
Boutique, small batch brewers have become an institution in Denver and Colorado. It seems every week there is a new beer on the market or brewer on the scene. And there is the full range of beers, you are spoiled for choice in Denver. If you are into your beer, it is a great place to visit. You will soon find out why I think it leads the world with its range and quality of beers.
And food? Denver really was a steak and potato place only 2 decades ago. But like the brewing industry, the food industry has gone ahead in leaps and bounds. Cafes, foods from all over the world and many with a healthy aspect. I can’t help but think the great beer has dragged the food industry along for the ride. It’s easy to find places in Denver where you can pair your food and beer, much like wine pairing.
And Mexican? I can’t really think of a cuisine which goes better with beer than Mexican. And from humble roots 20 or 30 years ago in Denver, the Mexican food scene has also matured with many, healthy options available. It is here in Denver I first tasted the delights of fish tacos and also corn tortillas rather than wheat varieties. Corn tortillas actually have taste and they are more filling than their wheat counterparts.
Denver was the inspiration for our blue corn fish tacos. You can read more about the Denver food scene here. Read on for the recipe.
Blue Corn Fish Tacos at Home
We love the great taste of corn tortillas. And the blue corn version, makes for a highlight on the color stakes. You can click on the links to obtain the recipes for blue corn tortillas and tomatillo chipotle salsa.
If you are looking for a healthy, summer-time lunch then this ticks all the boxes. For sure you can substitute some of the ingredients if you need to, but I think you will be well pleased with this dish.