Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Papaya/Mango Fish Tacos!

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Last big, holiday weekend of the Summer.

Celebrate it with grilling out!

Which means less work for women… here's what I mean.

I have probably mentioned a time or two that we are big grillers here.  One of the reasons for this is obvious.  At least to me it is.  Maybe not to BP (the husband).  Very simply, it means I actually don't have to cook.  Mmmmm -hmmmmm ladies… you too have probably figured this out... but the real truth behind grilling is that we do less work.  The "man of the house" does it, right?  Right on!

Therefore, on weekends I'm off duty and BP is on dinner duty.  It's AWESOME!

So, for the last holiday weekend of the Summer, break out a new, amazing grill recipe to up the ante a bit.  Like this one:

It's a Halibut Fish Taco with a Papaya/Mango Salsa and it is so very good it makes me crazy!
The perfect way to cap off the Summer of 2014.

Here's what you'll need:

Ranch dressing (my fav is Hidden Valley)

For Salsa:
1 Papaya
4 ripe Mangos
3 Roma tomatoes
1/4 red onion
1/3 bunch of cilantro
2-3 ounces of orange juice
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper

Here's what you'll do:
Prepare halibut and grill how you normally do.  Or if there is no "normal":  click here for grilled halibut instructions  … I gave our "recipe" for that earlier in the Summer when we did a "Summerito".

Then chop all of the ingredients needed for salsa in small cubes and put into a bowl. Add the oj, lime juice and salt/pepper to taste.  Done!  It will last in your fridge for days ( dare I say a week or more, I think the lime juice preserves the stuff).  It will feed many people.  Seriously probably enough for about 20 tacos.

Sometimes I also just throw it out for a different kind of appetizer: chip and salsa dish.  It's a sweet/salty combo a lot of people like.  Plus, it looks great doesn't it?  Like Summer on a plate.  Have I used that line before?  It's a good one so I probably have…

Back to the fish tacos: once that salsa and grilled halibut is fini - you just heat up those tortillas on the grill or your burner, line the fish, salsa and dressing on top...

fold… and eat!  Yum.  I ate one for lunch today.  Leftovers.

Try it this weekend because it's a 3 day and you deserve a (grilled) break!  Tonight mention to your hubby:  "Honey, how does a fun BBQ sound this weekend?  I've got a cool new idea to try out!  You in?"  If there's hesitancy in any way, throw in:  "Also, I think there's a deal on _____ (whatever his favorite beer is) at _____ (whatever your local grocery store is) - it's like crazy cheap!"

Gets 'em every time.


  1. Looks delish! I am obsessed with Hidden Valley ranch...

  2. Those look amazing! Unfortunately, grill time still means I cook. NewsyDad, for some reason, can't just drink a beer and tend to the grill. He wants to come inside and relax. One time I saw flames while he was sitting on the couch. Needless to say, after burning meat, I now drink my beer outside. But I'd love to give this recipe a go!


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