New recipe! Fish tacos

Has everyone given up and turned on the AC? We did, but the temperature is supposed to drop tonight back into the 60s and stay there for a few days, so hopefully we’ll be able to switch it off and conserve some more power/moolah.

Now that it really feels like summer, I have really been craving fish tacos, so I decided to crack open one of the cook books Paul got for Christmas, Bobby’s Flay’s Grill It! This cookbook is really nice in that it teaches you basic preparation of a lot of different foods, then offers variations for sauces and glazes once you have the grilling technique down. Each section (and there are 17 of them) focuses on a different type of food. The first recipe is usually “perfectly grilled” and then the variations follow.

I chose the San Diego-style Blue Corn Salmon Tacos with Orange-Habanero Hot Sauce.

And they were amazing.

Prep work all finished. On the left, cabbage and green onion which made the tacos nice and crisp and fresh; upper right, the excessive amount of orange habanero hot sauce and below right is a chipotle lime mayonnaise. Yum.

The only thing about the recipe is that it made a cup of the hot sauce and we probably used three tablespoons of it, but I think the recipe makes so much because a habanero can be a potent thing and Flay doesn’t want the sauce to be too spicy. The recipe only calls for one habanero, but Paul and I used two because we love spicy food, and it turned out delicious with just the right amount of heat for us.

Pretty grilled salmon! We used Steelhead salmon fillets, which have lots of omega 3s! We followed Flay's recipe for perfectly grilled salmon, which simply involves coating the fish in olive oil, sprinkling on some salt and pepper and cooking for a few minutes on each side over a grill at high heat. Another tip he offers is to not play with the fish. If you let the fish alone until it lets go of the grill, your fish won't flake apart and fall into the coals.

Then you mix it all together to make a delicious salmon salad, which you then stuff into your tacos. The tacos were really easy to put together because you only have one filling. Heat up a taco shell on the grill, fill with the yummy salmon salad, drizzle on the sauce and enjoy!

Ready for your consuming pleasure! (I couldn't find blue corn taco shells, which is what the recipe calls for. I will try to keep my eyes open for them. We used the shells that stand up for easy stuffing, and they were easier to stuff but harder to eat, so I think next time we'll just use regular ones.)

These things were seriously delicious and we definitely plan to make them again soon! I am going to put the orange-habanero sauce in a freezer ziploc baggie and freeze it in hopes that it will keep and we won’t have to make the sauce every time we want the tacos.

I seriously recommend this book to anyone who likes to grill. The fruit section and the many sections on vegetables also make this a very vegetarian friendly book. Tonight we are making marlin steaks and are going to try a couple more recipes from this book. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Tucker says "Have fun this weekend and don't forget your sunglasses!"

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2 responses to “New recipe! Fish tacos

  1. Christian

    I hope Tucker also has a great weekend (along with his parents). Your house is looking ADORABLE! I can’t wait to see it!
    So many hugs and kisses!
    Love you all! (Yes, I’m including Tucker)

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