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Chef Stacy believes that cooking from scratch and using the best ingredients are the secrets to preparing delicious and memorable meals. She has created dozens of classes for the home chef and teaches students how to master culinary techniques and recipes in just one session. Read on to see what she's dishing up for The Oakland Press today....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Simple Summer Meal

Many of us are back to work today, with lots of things to do. During the summer, I try to make meals as simple as possible, without skimping on flavor. One of my favorite meals is a refreshing Baja-style fish taco, complete with slaw and chipotle mayo.

I would love to take credit for this recipe, but it was shared with me by my good friend and colleague, MG. Like any other recipe, remember that the recipe is just a guideline, and you can make some adjustments depending on what suits your tastes.

The recipe calls for halibut, but any other firm, meaty fish will work. Also, if you prefer, you could substitute shrimp. Enjoy!

Baja Style Fish Tacos
½ c. vegetable oil
3 Tb. lime juice
5 tsp. chili powder
1 ½ tsp. cumin
1 ½ tsp. ground coriander
1 ½ tsp. minced garlic

2# Halibut or other “meaty” fish, sliced into 2” thick strips
8 each flour tortillas (8”)

Mix all of the ingredients for the marinade together. Cover the fish with marinade and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Grill.

Southwestern Slaw
2 c. fine shredded cabbage
2 tsp. lime juice
2 tsp. honey
2 Tb. minced red onion
2 tsp. minced jalapeno
2 tsp. chopped cilantro

Combine all the ingredients. Allow the mixture to sit at least 30 minutes before serving.

Chipotle Lime Mayo
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ c. mayonnaise
1 Tb. lime juice, fresh
½ chipotle chili in adobo sauce, minced.

Combine all ingredients. Season to taste.


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