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Baja Fish Tacos

During the summer months I tend to have a serious craving for fish tacos.  They’re not too heavy and have all the flavors of summer that I love.  I found this recipe that I had printed a long time ago and decided to give it a whirl.  Good thing I did…VERY tasty and I’ll definitely be making these again.  I used rockfish instead of magi-mahi which was delicious but either will do.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb mahi-mahi
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt, to taste
  • 8 flour tortillas, 8 inches in diameter
  • Southwestern Slaw
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Crema

Directions

Preheat a gas grill to medium-high. If you are using a charcoal grill, build a fire and let it burn down until the coals are glowing red with a moderate coating of white ash. Spread the coals in an even bed. Clean the cooking grate.

Cut the mahi-mahi into 16 equal slices.

Combine the oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, coriander, garlic, and salt. Coat the mahi-mahi with the marinade.

Grill the fish on the first side over direct heat until the flesh is firm and well-marked, about 2 minutes. Turn the fish and grill until cooked through, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes more.

Grill the tortillas until they have light grill marks and are heated through, about 15 seconds on the first side. Turn the tortillas and grill them until they just start to bubble, another 15 seconds.

Center 2 pieces of grilled fish on each tortilla, and top with the Southwestern Slaw and Pico de Gallo. Add a dollop of Mexican Crema, fold in half, and serve immediately.

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