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Fish Tacos

1 1/2 pounds mahi-mahi filets
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lime, quartered
12 small corn tortillas, warmed
Romaine or Iceberg lettuce, shredded, for garnish
Pico de Gallo salsa, for garnish
1 avocado, pitted and cut into thin slices, for garnish
Sour cream or crema, for garnish

Pat fish dry and combine in a nonreactive bowl with the white wine, lime juice and garlic. Set aside to marinate about 10 to 15 minutes.

When fish is ready, remove it from the marinade, pat dry, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, place fish skin-side down in skillet. Cook until opaque and firm to touch, about 3 minutes per side.

Flake the fish, squeeze one of the lime wedges over the top, and toss to coat. To make a taco, stack 2 tortillas on top of each other and fill with fish, lettuce, salsa, a few avocado slices, and a dollop of sour cream. Repeat to make 6 tacos total.

Recipe found here: Fish Tacos

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spiced chicken tacos

Spice Rubbed Chicken Breast Tacos with Grilled Poblanos, BBQ Onions and Coleslaw

Grilled Poblanos:

* 3 large poblanos
* Canola oil
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper

BBQ Onions:

* 2 sweet onions, skin-on, and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
* Canola oil
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 cup Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill BBQ Sauce (or your favorite jarred variety)


* 3/4 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 teaspoon celery seed
* 3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 small head cabbage, cored, finely shredded
* 2 carrots, finely shredded
* 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
* 3 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal


* 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 2 teaspoons ground cumin
* 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
* 2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each)
* Canola oil
* 8 flour tortillas
* 2 grilled sliced poblanos
* Barbecued onions
* Coleslaw
* Guacamole, recipe follows

For the poblanos:

Heat the grill to high.

Brush the poblanos with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the chiles on the grill and cook until charred on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove from the grill, place in a bowl and cover with plastic for 10 minutes. Remove the skin, seeds and stem and cut into thin slices.
For the onions:

Brush the onions with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until lightly golden brown and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Brush with some of the bbq sauce during the last few minutes. Most of the skin should come off on the grill, but if not, take it off when the onions come off the grill.
For the coleslaw:

Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, celery salt, celery seed, vinegar and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, carrot, onion and scallion and stir to combine, season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Let slaw sit at least 15 minutes before serving.
For the chicken:

Heat the grill to high.

Whisk together the ancho, cinnamon, cumin, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper in a small bowl.

Season top side of the breasts with the rub mixture, turn over and season the back with the remaining salt. Drizzle with some of the oil and place on the grill, rub side down and grill until lightly golden brown and a crust has formed, about 3 minutes. Turn the chicken over, close the lid and continue cooking until just cooked through, about 6 minutes longer. Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Grill the flour tortillas briefly, just to mark and heat. To build the tacos, fold each tortilla around some of the chicken, poblanos, onions, coleslaw and guacamole.

Fire Roasted Green Chile Guacamole:

* 2 ripe Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
* 1 poblano chile, roasted, seeded, peeled, and diced
* 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
* 2 scallions, finely chopped
* 2 fresh limes
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
* 2 tablespoons canola oil
* Salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Recipe found here: Spice Rubbed Chicken Breast Tacos with Grilled Poblanos, BBQ Onions and Coleslaw

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