Recently I learned some more about the different basic tastes and paying attention to them when cooking. There are the usual four basics — salt, sweet, bitter, and sour.
Chefs add to that pepper and umami (I don’t really get this yet — good thing I don’t cook in a restaurant). You are supposed to have a least three different basic tastes to make a dish delicious.
I played around with a little salt, sugar, lime juice, rice vinegar, and pepper at a time tasting after each addition while making these tacos, and was very happy during dinner.
Don’t know about the umami.
For the cilantro slaw:
For the fish tacos: