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Baja Fish Tacos

Since I love Mexican food and tacos, I was hesitant to try fish tacos – it just didn’t sound appetizing to me.  I took a gamble, and I’m so glad I did!  We picked up some fresh mahi-mahi and served the tacos with some spanish rice.  Only drawback – we should have made more…

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 Chipotle Pico de Gallo
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Crema

PREPARATION

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 Chipotle Pico de Gallo. Add a dollop of Mexican Crema, fold in half, and serve immediately.

Source:  Epicurious.com

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