Friday, August 21, 2009

Gourmet Grilled Fish Tacos

If you haven't had Rubio's Tacos you are missing out! There is a solution though, I found this recipe on the Internet and perfected it. The key is in the sauce and the preparation! For pictures of what a grilled gourmet taco looks like:

Fish Marinade:
1 cup seeded and chopped tomatoes (about 1/2 pound)
3 scallions, thinly sliced
2 fresh or pickled jalapeño chilies seeded and minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 pounds of firm fleshed white fish (striped bass, halibut, tilapia)

Rubios Sauce:
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
juice of 1 lime salt to taste
(I have made it without the yogurt since I didn't have it on hand and it was good)

15 small corn tortillas
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Rubios Sauce
Prepared Fish
2 avocados, sliced
your favorite salsa
cilantro, chopped
diced onions
chopped cooked bacon

In a bowl combine the ingredients for the marinade. Add the fish. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.

Make the Rubios sauce by whisking the ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Can be made two days ahead.

Using foil, make a "bowl" for fish to grill in. Transfer the fish from the marinade and place onto the foil. place another layer of foil over the top and press the edges to "seal" to the foil plate underneath. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill the fish until the center is just opaque.

To prepare the taco, spray grease on a frying pan, take a tortilla and cover it with shredded cheese, flip tortilla on to greased pan cheese side down, grilling cheese over medium heat until melted and golden. Using a spatula, flip tortilla onto a plate cheese side up. Spread a spoonful of sauce over cheese. Add grilled fish and any other fixings you enjoy.

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