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Baja Fish Taco Recipe
Servings: 4
Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients
For the Cabbage Slaw

5 cups (or one 10-ounce bag) shredded red cabbage
3 tablespoons minced red onion
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Chipotle Sauce

3/4 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's
2 tablespoons lime juice, from one lime
2-3 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (canned), roughly chopped, plus 1-2 teaspoons sauce (see note below)
1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped

For the Beer Batter

1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup beer

For the Fish and Tortillas

1-1/2 pounds skinless cod, cut into 1-inch wide x 4-inch long strips
Vegetable oil, for frying
12 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas, warmed
Lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

Toss the cabbage, red onion, cilantro, vinegar, oil and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
Combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, chipotle chiles with sauce and garlic in a blender or mini food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Mix the flour, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl. Gradually add the beer, whisking until the batter is smooth with no lumps. Set aside.
In a medium skillet, over medium heat, add enough oil to reach a depth of 1/2-inch. Heat the oil until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F, or when the end of a wooden spoon sizzles when dipped into the oil.
Working in batches so as not to crowd the pan, dip the fish strips in the beer batter and coat on both sides. Let the excess batter drip off, then fry the fish in the hot oil until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
Smear each tortilla with a generous amount of the chipotle sauce, then top with the cabbage slaw. Lay one piece of fish inside each tortilla and serve with lime wedges.
Note: 3 chipotle peppers and 2 teaspoons sauce will give you a spicy sauce. Use less for a milder sauce. You can freeze any leftover chipotle peppers from the can.

A fish taco recipe you won't want to miss. Coastal cooking to spice up your dining room, try this Baja fish taco recipe.

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Baja Fish Tacos

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

8 corn tortillas

1 tsp kosher salt for the shrimp

1 tsp cracked black pepper for the shrimp

1 TBSP olive oil

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 TBSP Dijon mustard

1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, minced

1 tsp of the adobe sauce

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 sprigs of cilantro, chopped

2 TBSP of olive oil

2 TBSP cider vinegar

For the Coleslaw: Mix all together and refrigerate

1 bag of coleslaw mix

1/3 cup Greek yogurt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

juice of 2 limes

1 medium avocado, mashed

1/2 tsp paprika

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Now this isn’t any normal chipotle flavor. I am talking about a wonderful mix of adobe sauce with the pepper, brown sugar for sweetness, a hint of lime, oil, cilantro and pepper.

DIRECTIONS:

Season the shrimp in a ziploc bag with 1 tsp salt, pepper and olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Mix together the brown sugar, chipotle pepper, adobe sauce and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat a grill pan to medium-high and cook shrimp for 3-4 minutes until slightly curled. Now add in the sauce and toss, making sure to coat all the shrimp. Cook for another minute or so until pink and then serve.

Meanwhile, heat 1-2 TBSP of vegetable oil in a shallow skillet and grill the tortillas, until slightly charred and pliable, about 20 seconds per side. Serve with the shrimp and avocado lime coleslaw.

A coastal recipe kicked up a notch with flavor. A great recipe to add some spice tp your coastal dining experience. 

RECIPE CREDIT:

Chipotle Shrimp Taco with Avocado Lime Coleslaw

The Best Grilled Cheese

The Basic Grilled Cheese Rules

You can make a fantastic sandwich with just great bread, fresh butter, and your favorite cheese:

1. Butter bread slices on 1 side. Turn them over. Lay 2 cheese slices on 1 bread slice. Top with the other bread slice, buttered side up.

2. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Flick a drop of water into the pan; if it sizzles and evaporates, the pan is hot enough.

3. Put sandwich, buttered side down, in pan. Let it cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden and crunchy underneath. Turn and let cook another 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden and crunchy.

Choose a cheese that melts well, such as cheddar, jack, Colby, gruyère, Swiss, fontina, provolone, or brie.

Golden Gate Grilled Cheese

Golden Gate Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

2 tablespoons softened butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 cup coarsely grated parmesan cheese
4 freshly cut slices from a sourdough loaf
6 ounces thinly sliced turkey
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 slices muenster cheese

How to Make It

In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, and chile flakes. In a medium bowl, whisk egg and milk. Spread parmesan on a plate.

In a large frying pan, melt half the seasoned butter over medium heat. Dip 1 bread slice in egg mixture, coating one side only. Dip coated side into parmesan. Place to one side in frying pan, cheese side down. Repeat with 1 of remaining bread slices. Arrange turkey, avocado, cilantro, and muenster on slices, dividing evenly.

Dip remaining bread into egg and then into parmesan. Arrange on sandwiches, cheese side up, and cook over medium heat until undersides are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Lift sandwiches and add remaining butter to pan; flip and cook until second side is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Melted cheese and all the secrets you need to make the best grilled cheese sandwiches.  From the galley, best grilled cheese recipes to make everyone in your coastal kitchen happy.

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The Secret To The Best Grilled Cheese

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