Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Taco
Tomatillo Salsa

Cabbage & Lime Slaw

A favorite food that I eat often are Baja style fish tacos. The Baja influence is that in the warm coastal region of Mexico, cabbage is used as a garnish for the tacos because it is a sturdy green that will stay fresh and crunchy in the warm environment. The city of San Diego in Southern California is famous for its fish tacos, but I stay away from the deep fried fish and spicy mayonnaise based sauce that is common there, I prefer using a lime vinaigrette to dress the cabbage and simply grilling or sauteing the seasoned fish. I used a spicy green tomatillo salsa and plenty of fresh avocado in mine. For the fish I recommend using Mahi because its firm and its meaty texture holds up really well on the grill as well as being delicious. These tacos are simple to make with only a few ingredients, you will be able to taste all the amazing flavors and textures.

Cabbage slaw
shaved green cabbage
sliced yellow onion
chopped cilantro
fresh lime juice
vegetable oil

1. Make the lime vinagrette with he juice of one lime and 3 Tablespoons of oil.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Mix all ingredients together.

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