1 to 1½ pounds grill-able fish, at least an inch thick (halibut, Alaskan cod, sea bass, black cod, black rock fish, Mahi Mahi)
8-12 x 6 inch tortillas ( corn-flour mix) Grilled
lime for garnish
Chipotle Marinade Ingredients:
2-3 large garlic cloves
2 -3 whole chipotles
1 T adobo sauce ( from the can of chipotles)
4 T olive oil
zest from one lime
1 T lime juice
1 tsp ground coriander
1 T ground cumin
¾ tsp kosher salt ( more to taste)
cracked black pepper
Cilantro Peach Salsa
2½ C diced -just ripe peaches ( about 3-4 peaches)
¼ C finely diced red onion
1- 2 tsp minced habanero ( or use jalapeño for less spicy)
½ C chopped cilantro ( tender stems ok)
⅛ C fresh lime juice, or more to taste
⅛ tsp kosher salt or more to taste
1 tsp sugar
In a food processor, blend all the marinade ingredients into a fine paste. Rub fish generously with marinade and let marinate at least one hour or over night in the fridge. ( You could also freeze fish in the marinade in a ziplock bag and save for later or take it camping with you).
While fish is marinating make the Cilantro Peach Salsa. Very gently, rub the peaches with a towel to remove fuzz, keeping the skin intact. Dice and place in medium bowl. Half and seed the habanero, and mince as small as possible. Sprinkle only 1 teaspoon of habanero, over the peaches ( about ⅓ of the habanero). You can always add more, so start conservatively. Add the rest of the ingredients, and gently fold them together. Obviously you want to spread the habanero evenly through the salsa, but at the same time, try not to over mix.
Grill the fish over high heat to get a nice sear on both sides. Make sure grate is clean and oiled and use a metal spatula. After a few minute on each side, move to a cooler spot, or turn heat down to medium, cover grill and finish cooking until its cooked to your desired done-ness. You could also finish in the oven. Give a good squeeze of lime, and salt for taste, adding if necessary.
Give the tortillas a quick sear on the grill.
Either assemble the tacos by placing the fish in the tortillas and topping with peach salsa. Skewer to keep closed. Or serve family style on a platter with stacked tortillas wrapped up in a towel, extra lime and cilantro. You could also serve sliced avocado and/or crumbled queso fresco cheese and your favorite hot sauce. I like Tapatio.
3 tablespoons oil
2 stalks scallion, cut into small rounds
8 oz fresh noodles
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce or to taste
Heat up a wok with the cooking oil until it begins to smoke. Add the scallion and stir continuously with the spatula until the scallion is aromatic and becomes moderately burned. (This process will release the full fragrance of the scallion and infuses the scallion oil with the intense aroma.) Set aside the scallion oil.
Heat up a pot of water until it boils. Cook the fresh noodles al dente. The noodles should be cooked through but still somewhat firm and springy. Drain the noodles and transfer into a serving bowl.
Add the scallion oil, oyster sauce, and soy sauce into the noodles. Using a pair of chopsticks, toss the noodles to blend well with the scallion oil and seasoning sauces. Serve immediately.
4 heads little gems lettuce ( or baby romaine) — 1 per person
In a small bowl, make the rub -mix salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin. Rub all sides of salmon with the spice rub.
Make the dressing. Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl.
Make the salsa. Mix all ingredients except avocado in a medium bowl. Gently fold in avocado last so it stays in tact, and don’t over mix, you don’t want it mushy.
Quarter lettuce vertically. Set aside.
Grill salmon over medium high heat on a greased grill, a few minutes on each side until desired doneness….preferable medium or medium rare.
To assemble: Toss lettuce gentle with a little dressing, just enough to coat. Lay on a plate, creating a bed for the salmon. Place salmon over top, then spoon avacado salsa over top. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs.
6 whole poblano peppers ( if peppers are very large, use 3, split in half length wise)
1 sweet potato- 2 Cups, small dice
1 corn on the cob, shucked, kernels cut
1 C finely diced onion
4 garlic cloves- rough chopped
1 C cooked black beans
¼ C -½ C crumbled queso fresco cheese, mozzarella, jack, goat cheese or feta (optional)
1 T Cumin
2 tsp coriander
½ tsp chile powder
½ tsp kosher salt
⅓ C chopped cilantro
Avocado cilantro sauce
⅔ C Avocado
⅓ C cilantro
2/3 C water- plus more as needed
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tsp coriander
⅛ C lime juice
2 garlic cloves
Preheat oven to 400F. Scrub the sweet potatoes, rinse and dice into very small cubes. The smaller the dice, the shorter the roasting time. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, place on a parchment lined baking sheet, along with the peppers and roast until golden and tender, about 20 minutes, turning peppers over, midway.
Make the Avocado Cilantro sauce, placing all the ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth, adding a bit more water if needed to get the blade going. Set aside.
Shuck the corn and cut the kernels off the cob.
Remove peppers and yams from the oven, when yams are tender and golden. Place foil over the peppers for a few minutes so they can steam, to make removing the skins easier. Hold the peppers under cool running water and gently remove skins. It’s OK, if all the skins don’t release, just peel off what wants to come off. Carefully, with a sharp knife, slice off the top of the peppers and rinse the seeds out with running water. Set aside.
In a skillet heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over med high heat, add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Turn heat to down medium low, add garlic and continue stirring until fragrant and golden, about 3-4 more minutes. Add corn. Saute a couple minutes, then fold in cooked black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, spices, salt and pepper, sautéing until warmed through. Fold in cilantro.der and golden. Place foil over the peppers for a few minutes so they can steam, to make removing the skins easier. Hold the peppers under cool running water and gently remove skins. It’s OK, if all the skins don’t release, just peel off what wants to come off. Carefully, with a sharp knife, slice off the top of the peppers and rinse the seeds out with running water. Set aside.
If making both vegan version and cheesy version, divide filling, adding cheese to part as desired. Stuff the peppers. Place stuffed peppers in 350 F oven for 5-10 minutes —or longer to melt the cheese in the filling.
Serve the stuffed peppers over a generous bed of Avocado sauce. Top with cilantro sprigs, crumbled queso fresco ( optional). Enjoy!
300 g glutinuos rice (soak for 30 minutes in water)
200 ml thin coconut milk (100ml coconut milk plus 100 ml water)
2 screwpine (pandan) leaves (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
For Top Layer:
200 ml thick coconut milk or coconut cream
2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks
170 g sugar
100 ml pandan/screwpine juice (from 8-10 pandan leaves)
5 tablespoon all-purpose flour + 2 Tablespoon cornstarch
Mixed all the ingredients for the bottom layer and steam on high heat for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the top layer. Mix the eggs, coconut milk, sugar, pandan juice and flour. Stir until smooth. Cook over boiling water (using double boil method) until the mixture thickens slightly but still runny enough to pour.
After 20 minutes, take out the glutinuous rice mixture, stir and flatten it with spoon or hands. Make sure it is compact. Use a sieve to pour the egg mixture on to the rice mixture.
Steam on medium heat for 30 minutes. Leave to cool before cutting into diamond-shaped or rectangle-shaped pieces.