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Author Notes: There’s a little town in Hawaii, far, far from New Jersey where the air smells like pineapples and rainbows really do exist. The soaring mountains with their dramatic waterfalls run down to the ocean creating the most verdant soil for fruits and veggies. The clear blue bay is full of fish with unfamiliar names and every meal is a discovery not to mention a feast. Even simple fish tacos made with offerings from the local farmers market and today’s catch is memorable meal and one Secrets of a Home Cook will never forget (sigh). —secretsofahomecook
1 pound firm white fish (mahi mahi or striped bass) 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 soft corn or wheat tortillas
For the salsa 1 tomato, chopped 1 avocado, diced 1 mango, diced 1 bunch of scallions, chopped and divided Juice of ½ lime For the crèma ½ cup sour cream ½ cup mayonnaise ½ of chopped scallions bunch Juice of ½ lime Salt and pepper to taste Big handful o
- Preheat grill to medium/high. Rub olive oil all over the fish followed by a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Grill fish 3-4 minutes per side. While fish is grilling, wrap tortillas in tin foil and place on the grill in an area away from the direct heat (to heat, not burn them). Remove from heat when fish is finished cooking. While fish is resting, make salsa and crèma.
- Salsa: Place tomatoes, avocado, mango and scallions in a bowl. Toss with lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Crèma: Place sour cream, mayo and scallions in a small bowl and toss. Add lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. To assemble: Slice fish into 8 pieces. Spread a thin layer of crèma on half of a tortilla. Put a few leafy greens on top of the crèma, followed by a piece of fish, salsa and a final dollop of crèma. Fold the tortilla in half and voila! Fish taco.