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.
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.
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!