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Corporate Executive Chef and cookbook author Scott Linquist of Dos Caminos (locations in New York and Las Vegas) shares his recipe for Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos. Special thanks to Vegas Uncork’d and R&R Partners for making this opportunity possible.
2 pounds Mahi Mahi steaks, cut into 4 inch wide strips
12 (6 inch) corn tortillas, purchased or homemade
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup Chipotle Aioli
Citrus Cucumber Relish
For more of Chef Linquist’s recipes check out his cookbook.
Ingredients for Chipotle Aioli:
1 cup prepared mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Ingredients for Citrus Cucumber Relish:
3 Kirby or pickling cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into thin strips
3 plum tomatoes, cored and cut into thin strips
1 small red onion, cut in half and sliced into thin strips
1 cup shredded white cabbage
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 serrano chili, seeded, if desired and thinly sliced*
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon kosher salt
* NOTE: The Citrus Cucumber Relish is referred to as a Pickled Jalapeno Slaw in the video. Try substituting pickled jalapeno peppers for the serrano chili, if desired. Pickled jalapenos can be purchased at most markets.
Make the relish: Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, cabbage, cilantro and chile in a nonreactive bowl. Combine orange, grapefruit, and lime juices and pour over the vegetables. Add the salt, toss to blend, and set aside for 30 minutes.
Make the Chipotle Aioli: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Grill the fish: Preheat a gas or electric grill, or light the broiler. Position the grill rack about 4 inches from the heat. Grill the Mahi Mahi for 4 minutes on each side, turning once, or until just cooked through.
Meanwhile, peel, seed and mash the avocado with a fork in a small bowl. Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and quickly warm in the oven (or warm on the grill as Chef Linquist does in the video), then spread each one with a little avocado. Put one piece of fish on each tortilla, spoon on a tablespoon of Citrus-Cucumber Relish and a scant tablespoon of Chipotle Aioli and fold. Serves 6, two tacos per serving.
Watch the video of Chef Scott Linquist cooking his Grilled Baja Style Mahi Mahi Tacos here.