Tailgate Tacos

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Tailgate Tacos
Serves 12
I’m choosing another favorite – the taco – and stuffing it with local, grilled mahi mahi. Again, make the sauces, aioli, and salsa ahead of time so all that’s left on game day is the grilling.
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  1. 12 6-inch flour and/or corn tortillas
  2. 1½ lbs. mahi mahi; about an inch thick,
  3. skinned, boned, and blood line cut out
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. ½ tsp kosher salt
  6. 2 TB chopped mint
  7. 1 tsp chili powder
  8. 3 TB olive oil
  9. zest of 1 lime
  10. 1 TB honey
  1. STEP 1. Combine garlic and salt in mortar and pestle away to make a paste. Whisk in the rest.
  2. STEP 2. Brush tortillas with oil, place on grill for about 10 seconds to make grill marks, turn 90°, and make hash marks. Brush top side with oil, turn over, and repeat. Keep warm in foil.
  3. STEP 3. Grill Flipper. OK, it’s dolphin fish. Dip fish in grilling sauce and grill about 4 minutes each side. I always use the grilling baskets to hold the fish.
  4. STEP 4. Serve with the following sauces and your favorite cole slaw.
Lemon Sriracha Aioli
  1. Juice of 2 lemons
  2. 4 TB sriracha sauce
  3. 2 TB sugar
  4. 1 cup mayonnaise
  5. Mix well. Store in plastic, squirt bottles.
Avocado Sauce
  1. 1 avocado
  2. juice of 1 lime
  3. ½ cup sour cream
  4. pinch kosher salt
  5. 3 TB milk (Enough to thin out the sauce so it’s squirtable)
  6. Mix well in processor. Store in squirt bottles.
Mango Habanero Salsa
  1. 6 oz. peppers (I used 1 red bell pepper,
  2. 2 Cubanelle peppers, and 3 habaneros.)
  3. 6 oz. fresh pineapple
  4. 1 mango
  5. ½ cup fresh orange juice
  6. ¼ tsp kosher salt
  7. Blacken the skin of the peppers then immediately plunge into ice water. Rub off the blackened skin. Combine roasted peppers with rest of ingredients in a processor and pulse until you get the consistency you want.
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  • Dan

    The recipe Step 4 says “Serve with the following sauces . . .” – but it doesn’t list the sauces!! Can you provide the sauces and their recipes too? Thanks

    • 3dog

      Thank you for the great catch! The sauces have been added to the recipe. Enjoy!

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