Tuesday, July 31, 2012

San Diego! Here we come...

I'm almost all packed, except for the last minute things like my toothbrush and phone charger. We're off to San Diego tomorrow for a wonderful 6 days of beach time, Sea World, more beach time, the Zoo and then just relaxing at a nice hotel and chillin' in the pool. I think I'm most excited to eat out, we've been very frugal the last few months and haven't eaten out in a while. I've also been eating very clean and healthy so I really think I'm ready for some fried food, fish tacos and exquisite desserts!

To kick off our California vacation, here's a great recipe!

easy grilled fish tacos                             
1 pound white  fish like mahi mahi 
1/4 cup canola oil
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoons ancho chili powder
1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped
flour or corn tortilla

Marinate fish in oil, lime juice, chili powder, jalapeno, and cilantro for 20 minutes.

Remove fish from marinade and place onto preheated grill (med-high heat), flesh side down. Grill the fish for 4 minutes on the first side and then flip for 30 seconds and remove. Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork.
Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for 20 seconds. Divide the fish among the tortillas and garnish with any or all of the garnishes.
wonderful add ons:
chopped fresh cilantro leaves
shredded cabbage
hot sauce
avocados or guacamole (my favorite)
sour cream
red onions
green onions
chopped tomatoes

My garlic guacamole Only make this if you like eating raw onion and garlic...which I actually love!

2 avocados diced
1 clove of garlic minced
2-3 T red onion finely chopped
1/2 tomato chopped
2 T Mayonnaise (I know this sounds gross but it makes it so much creamier!) If not,
or Sourcream 
squeeze 1/4 lime (save remaining lime to add to your beer or iced tea)
dash of salt

I dice the avocado's right in the skin 
scoop into serving bowl
add all ingredients 
stir together 

Drink with Corona and lime or glass of iced tea (I'll personally be drinking the tea)

See you when I return!


  1. Another great fish to use for fish tacos is Haddock, which of course you should be able to get at your friendly Trader Joes in the freezer section.

    1. Thanks Anita! I'll try that. I've actually never had Haddock, it will be nice to try something new.