“Australians are in love with Mexican food and fish tacos are the dish of choice at Mexican restaurants around the country. My version uses our delicious v2 Schnitty with amazing textures and flavour. It is essential to warm the soft tortillas over an open flame to allow them to puff up again. Please don’t warm them in the microwave!” – Miguel Maestre
Impress your family and friends with Miguel Maestre’s Crispy v2schnitzel Tacos from the v2food Plant-Based Cooking Stage. Whatever your mood, whatever cuisine you’re craving, cooking with v2 products is as simple as switching out just one ingredient to update your plate!

Makes 6


1 x packet v2schnitzel (2 in the pack)
1 ripe avocado
1⁄4 teaspoon lime juice
splash of extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sour cream
salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
6 soft tortillas
6 hard taco shells

Corn Salsa
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 corn cobs, silks removed, kernels cut off
2 ripe field tomatoes, cores removed, cut into dice the size of corn kernels
1⁄2 bunch of coriander, leaves picked and roughly chopped
1⁄2 red onion, cut into dice the size of corn kernels
juice of 1 lime
1 fresh (or pickled) jalapeno, deseeded and diced
salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Baja Sauce
10 pickled green peppercorns
1 fresh (or pickled) jalapeno chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped
1⁄4 bunch of coriander, leaves picked and roughly chopped
juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
salt flakes

To make the corn salsa, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the corn and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until coloured and just tender. Tip into a bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, then set aside.

For the baja sauce, using a mortar and pestle, pound together the peppercorns, chilli, coriander and lime juice to form a rough paste. Stir in the sour cream and oil and season to taste with salt. Set aside. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed but don’t throw it away. Divide the lime juice, oil and sour cream between the two halves and mash with the flesh to form a rough guacamole.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. To preserve the green colour, return the seed to the centre of the avocado and gently press the two halves together until you’re ready to serve. Cook V2 Schnitty shallow fried ( start in medium heat to don’t burn the crumbs and baste for more uniform cooking ) or in the air fryer whatever jingle your bells and drain on paper towel, carve ( on an angle better presentation) and season with salt and pepper.

To assemble, spread a spoonful of guacamole in the centre of a soft tortilla. Place a hard taco shell on top and gently press the two together, using the guacamole as glue. Set aside and repeat with remaining taco shells and tortillas. Spoon some salsa into the base of each hard taco, top with the Schnitty slices and drizzle over the baja sauce. Eat immediately.

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