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Trout with Red Cabbage, Jicama, and Chipotle Slaw

Trout with Red Cabbage, Jicama, and Chipotle Slaw


  • 2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lime juice plus lime wedges (for serving)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (or more) minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 boneless trout fillets with skin
  • 2 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 8-ounce package thinly sliced red cabbage (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups matchstick-size strips peeled jicama
  • 1/2 cup (packed) plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup unsalted natural pepitas (pumpkin seeds; optional)

Recipe Preparation

  • Whisk mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotles, and cumin in large bowl to blend. Sprinkle fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Measure 4 teaspoons chipotle mayonnaise and spread over flesh side of trout fillets. Whisk yogurt into remaining chipotle mayonnaise in bowl. Add cabbage, jicama, and 1/2 cup cilantro to chipotle dressing and toss to coat, adding more lime juice, if desired. Season slaw generously with salt and pepper.

  • Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add trout, flesh side down, and cook until deep golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn fish fillets over and cook until just opaque in center, about 2 minutes. Place 1 fish fillet on each of 4 plates. Spoon slaw alongside; sprinkle slaw with pepitas, if desired. Sprinkle fish with 1 tablespoon cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Recipe by The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Nutritional Content

One serving contains the following: Calories (kcal) 412.7 %Calories from Fat 60.5 Fat (g) 27.7 Saturated Fat (g) 4.2 Cholesterol (mg) 71.4 Carbohydrates (g) 12.5 Dietary Fiber (g) 5.4 Total Sugars (g) 1.7 Net Carbs (g) 7.0 Protein (g) 27.7 Sodium (mg) 188.0Reviews Section

It's that time of year when people head outside to celebrate the warmer temperatures with picnics, BBQs, and other outdoor gatherings, and what better side dish to have a place at the table than a creamy coleslaw.

This Sriracha Coleslaw was inspired by my craving for a BBQ Lentil Sandwich, which I will be posting in the next week or so. I knew that I wanted a spicy coleslaw to top it. I already had a Jicama Slaw where I used sriracha sauce, and because of the ingredients in the BBQ lentils I decided a Sriracha Coleslaw was the route to go.

Vegan coleslaw with a kick, that's my kind of coleslaw!

I actually don't eat coleslaw very often. I prefer a loaded salad with my latest favorite dressing and ingredients. But when a craving for a BBQ Lentil Sandwich strikes me, I know a creamy coleslaw is in order. The spicy coleslaw provided the perfect contrasting crunch to the softer texture of the BBQ Lentils.

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These tacos are sooo good. I can&apost wait to make &aposem again. But, here&aposs the only thing. the recipe for the spices makes waaaay too much. So, cut it at least in half (you&aposll still probably have too much left over). We reduced the amount of the red pepper as well and they were still too firey for our (spicy) taste. The salsa mixture is wonderful (although I couldn&apost finD jicama in our store). We didn&apost fnd the salsa dry at all because the sour cream adds a creamy taste. Toss the tortillas on the grill for a bit. YUM! This one&aposs a keeper! :) Read More

These Unique Slaws Will Take Your Fish Tacos from Good to Amazing

Stop, for a moment, and consider the best fish tacos you’ve ever had. There’s always that something extra that brings together a harmony of flavors—maybe something sweet, or creamy, or crunchy (or all three)! More often than not, that clutch addition to those favorite fish tacos is a refreshing slaw to counterbalance the taste and texture of your grilled or fried fish ingredients. And the worst fish tacos tend to flagrantly omit the integral slaw topping. Make your fish tacos memorable (for the right reasons) with these excellent and unique slaw topping recipes.

Most slaws are coleslaws, meaning they have a cabbage base (kool meaning cabbage). This first recipe follows that trend, but sidesteps boring with the addition of tangy lime juice and spicy jalapeños. Thinly-sliced red pepper rounds out the last of the “big three” in terms of factors varied in a well-rounded meal: taste, texture, and color (thanks, home economics class!). This coleslaw complements even simply-seasoned grilled fish in a taco. Get our Spicy Lime and Jalapeño Coleslaw recipe.

A true cole-less slaw, our our Carrot Slaw recipe uses grated carrots instead of cabbage. With Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, and orange zest, its flavor profile is tangy, and it delivers the crunchy texture we expect from a good slaw. The vinegary, mustardy taste would pair well with tacos of beer-battered fish (think fish and chips-style), providing a healthier kick than the usual tartar sauce.

Light and refreshing, this slaw of endive, fennel, and apple adds a bright crispness your fish tacos would otherwise lack. The dressing consists of oil, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and shallots, highlighting the sometimes subtle flavors of the fennel. Try with deep-fried fish or even poke-style tuna! Get our Fennel-Apple Slaw recipe.

When you’re looking to make your fish tacos extra-colorful and veggie-ful, look no farther than this recipe for Rainbow Slaw. Bringing back the cabbage base, this coleslaw uses both green and red varieties, as well as yellow pepper, orange pepper, red tomatoes, orange carrots, and deep purple Kalamata olives to create a vibrant, vitamin-packed salad or taco topping. Apple cider vinegar and maple syrup combine for a touch of unexpected sweetness.

This next recipe takes that first spicy slaw to the next level by introducing a delectable creaminess with Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. It’s got the cabbage (though purple this time), the jalapeño, and the citrus, but now with those additional ingredients to provide cooling respite. Get this recipe for Creamy Cilantro Lime Slaw, touted for its halibut-taco toppability.

If you like the idea of a “cooling” slaw, but you’re not in love with mayo (mayo and I are already in a committed relationship anyway, so back off!), this recipe for Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw delivers “refreshing” with only a fraction of the mayo! Lemon juice, poppy seeds, and julienned apple make this coleslaw pop with tanginess, creating the perfect foil to your taco’s fried-fish protagonist.

With ginger, sesame seeds, and pineapple, this next slaw just begs to be paired with tuna poke or blackened salmon. While this recipe for Skinny Hawaiian Slaw calls for two cups of slaw mix, you can just as easily (and more cheaply) chop and shred the cabbage variety of your choice. This super fresh and bright slaw will be a welcome addition to fish tacos as well as an excellent take-along side for picnics!

This last slaw marries sweet and spicy with the help of a lime-mango vinaigrette. The citrus of limes and half an orange, the sweetness of honey, and the heat from chili pepper combine to perfectly accent the crunchy mixture of cabbage and jicama. Diced mango and cilantro bring it all together for a complex slaw that will take shrimp and fish tacos to a whole other level. Get this recipe for Mango Jicama Slaw and Lime-Mango Vinaigrette.

Any way you slice it (“it” being cabbage or another crunchy vegetable), you’re bound to enhance a boring old slaw-less fish taco with added layers of texture and flavor. Choose sweet, creamy, bright, spicy—or a combination of all!—and “relish” (yes, we went there) the perfect harmony fostered from your fish taco topping of choice!

Trout with Red Cabbage, Jicama, and Chipotle Slaw - Recipes

CIA Chef Bill Briwa demonstrates how to make a delicious and unusual sauce that he serves on jicama tacos filled with grilled shrimp and Asian slaw. The sauce features ingredients from both Mediterranean and Southeast Asian cultures: shallots, ginger, lemongrass, serrano chiles, coconut milk, rosemary, rice wine vinegar, and NuMami sauce. This video series was created by the Culinary Institute of America as an industry service to Kikkoman USA.

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Course Description

A large collection of videos from the Culinary Institute of America, covering numerous cooking techniques and classic American recipes that anyone can enjoy.

101. Smoking 101
Smoke is the soul of barbecue. Learn how to harness the flavor-enhancing power of smoke, starting with the fundamental techniques of hot smoking, cold smoking, and smoke-roasting using an electric smoker, offset smoker, and upright barrel smoker.

102. Shoulders and Bellies
If you want to enjoy the perfect ratio of crust to meat to fat, smoke a shoulder or belly. We show you how to use a ceramic cooker, offset smoker, electric smoker, and handheld smoking device to make luscious barbecued Berkshire pork belly house-cured pastrami Kentucky-style barbecued lamb shoulder with an unusual black barbecue sauce called “dip” and a smoked Manhattan.

103. Surf Meets Turf
This show gives you the Project Smoke twist on classic surf and surf, featuring such innovative techniques as reverse-searing, Chinese tea-smoking, and smoking on a cedar plank. Learn to smoke shrimp in an electric smoker (served with an electrifying chipotle cocktail sauce) bacon-wrapped, lemon-and-dill-stuffed trout Santa Maria tri-tip reverse-seared on a pellet grill and Chinese tea-smoked duck served taco style.

104. Ribs Rock the Smoker
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105. How to Smoke When You Don’t Have a Smoker
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106. Big Bad Beef
This show celebrates beef in all its smoky glory, from Asian inflected Sriracha beef jerky in an electric smoker to authentic Texas brisket in stick-burner (wood burning offset smoker) and a magisterial smoked whole beef tenderloin in an upright barrel smoker). We even show you smokehouse beans and how to smoke-roast peppers on a bed of hot embers.

107. Bacon 24 / 7
Everything tastes better with bacon and this show explains how to cure and smoke it from scratch. Start with belly bacon and fennel brined Canadian bacon (the latter in a ceramic cooker). Then master the “Tulsa Torpedo,” three pounds of porky goodness encased in a crispy bacon weave. Plus a bacon surf and turf in the form of bacon-wrapped Snow Crab Poppers.

108. Hog Wild
Pork is the heart and soul of American barbecue and in this show you’ll learn to smoke-roast a whole coffee-crusted pork loin on a wood burning rotisserie pork shoulder with West Virginian herb paste a home-cured and hickory-smoked shoulder ham and barbecued cabbage with smoked cheese and chorizo.

109. Thanksgiving Comes Early
The secret to supernaturally moist turkey? The Project Smoke version involves an organic bird, whiskey brine, and slow smoke over barrel chips. The traditional side dishes get smoked, too, from bacon stuffed onions and creamed corn to an apple crisp for dessert. Just don’t wait until Thanksgiving to try them.Whether you own a ceramic smoker, upright barrel smoker, electric smoker, and stovetop smoker, we’ve got you covered.

110. Yum Kippers-Fish Gets Smoked
Salt-cured, cold-smoked salmon in the style of Bornholm, Denmark. Hot smoked black cod (sablefish) cured with fennel-coriander rub. Double-marinated smoked wahoo from the Florida Keys with a mango-scotch bonnet salsa. This show explores iconic smoked seafood dishes from around Planet Barbecue, plus spectacular coco loco smoked creme brulees for dessert.

111. Smoking the Competition-Our Tailgating Show
Tailgating gets a lot more interesting when you fire up your smoker. This show features game-changers such as smoked chicken nachos spicy smokehouse wings with Thai Sriracha hot sauce and smoked bratwurst topped with smoked sauerkraut. Plus, check out a new twist on a tailgate favorite-hickory-smoked burgers with a smoked beer and cheese sauce. Smoke the competition. Do it now.

112. You Can Smoke What?! Extreme Smoking
This show focuses on foods you never dreamed you could smoke and won’t be able to live without once you’ve tried them. Master such ingenious techniques as hay smoking, plank smoking, and smoking with a smoking gun to make smoked deviled eggs cedar planked Camembert cheese hay-smoked, reverse-seared steaks served with charred chipotle salsa and a smoky twist on a classic cocktail-the smoky Mary.

113. White Glove Smoke Session
This show elevates smoking from the tailgating lot to the penthouse, featuring a magisterial whole smoked prime rib, smoked oysters, triple smoked potatoes and even a smoked cheesecake for dessert. Wood grills, pellet smokers, electric smokers, ceramic cookers? Project Smoke has you covered.

Perfect Roasted Asparagus: 500°/5 Minute Master Recipe

Takes some courage to promise a “perfect” recipe. And honestly, if this technique had failed me once, I would have admitted that. However…I’ve been using this temperature and timing recipe for fresh asparagus for years and I can say without equivocation: IT HAS NEVER FAILED. Not once.

In the infancy of my interest in cooking, asparagus was a continual source of frustration. My tried and true “blanch and shock” technique failed on almost every occasion. Most often resulting in limp, soggy spears, virtually tasteless. Stir frying produced slightly better results, although seemed to work best for very thin spears. No one technique seemed “just right.”

But then I discovered 500°/5 and my asparagus-cooking life was forever changed. It is ridiculously simple. Only four basic ingredients: asparagus, olive oil, salt and pepper. Feel free to jazz it up with some lemon pepper, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice after cooking. And if you’re so inclined to “guild the lily,” sprinkle your roasted asparagus with crumbled goat cheese and bacon. My preferences always lean towards the simple. And that’s the beauty: master the basic technique, then make it your own. Isn’t this is what cooking is all about?

Perfect Roasted Asparagus: 500°/5 Minute Master Recipe

1 bunch of fresh asparagus, trimmed (see Note>)

Coarse ground black pepper

Non-Stick Aluminum Foil (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 500°. Line a sheet pan with non-stick aluminum foil or brush lightly with olive oil.
  2. Place asparagus onto foil in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Roast in oven for 5 minutes only! Remove immediately. Add any additional seasonings or toppings and serve.

Note> Medium asparagus stalks work best for this technique. Thicker stalks may be peeled, using a vegetable peeler, to make them more uniform. Super thin stalks should be cooked for only 4 minutes (and really…save the ultra thin ones for a quick stir-fry).

Trout with Red Cabbage, Jicama, and Chipotle Slaw - Recipes

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Ahi Tuna Tostada
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"Cali" Flower Bowl
cauliflower al pastor, toasted quinoa, black bean, grilled pineapple, pickled onion, avocado GF V
Shrimp & Avocado Salad
kino mexican white shrimp, butter lettuce, ruby grapefruit, cilantro buttermilk dressing GF
Chicken Enchiladas
cotija, cilantro rice, black bean, pipian rojo, pipian verde, mexican crema GF
Tenderbelly Carnitas Quesadilla
oaxacan cheese, fries, shredded romaine, avocado salsa
Poblano Chili Burger
habanero bacon, oaxacan cheese, arugula, chipotle aioli, brioche bun, cotija fries
Mussels & Clams
mexican chorizo, chipotle crema, grilled ciabatta GF*
Rainbow Trout a la Plancha
cilantro rice, pickled carrot & onion salad, habanero cashew "aioli" GF
Corn, Flour or Lettuce Tacos
served with mexican rice & beans
San Diego Style*
seasonal fish a la plancha, shredded cabbage, avocado salsa verde
White Mexican Shrimp
avocado, epazote pesto, cucumber, red onion & fresno chili salad
Tenderbelly Pork Adobo Carnitas*
charred onions, jalapeno pickles, crushed chicharron

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The Raw Bar
Oysters on the Half Shell
habanero mignonette, fire roasted cocktail sauce, salsa cruda GF
Six for $19
Seafood Tower
six oysters, six poached kino bay shrimp, ceviche clasico, acapulco cocktail, mexican bay scallop aguachile, habanero mignonette, fire roasted cocktail sauce, salsa cruda GF
Ceviche Clasico
local fish, avocado, pico de gallo, pickled onion, serrano, cilantro GF
Acapulco Cocktail
bay shrimp, blue crab, roasted cocktail salsa, avocado, GF
Mexican Bay Scallop Aguachile
avocado, cucumber, fresno chili, ginger, picked red onion GF
Ceviche Trio
ceviche clasico, acapulco cocktail, mexican bay scallop aguachile GF
Soup & Salad
White Corn & Poblano Soup
red chili & cilantro oil GF V
Tortilla Soup
chicken broth, oaxacan cheese, avocado, tomato GF
Caesar Salad
baby romaine, cotija, brioche croutons, basil, toasted pepita, caesar dressing GF*
Macho Salad
kale, queso fresco, crunchy farro, black bean, avocado, jicama, roasted corn & tomato, smoked onion vinaigrette GF V
Shrimp & Avocado Salad
mexican white shrimp, butter lettuce, grapefruit, cilantro buttermilk dressing GF
avocado, red onion, tomato, lime, cilantro, serrano chili GF V
Queso Fundido
monterey jack & oaxacan cheese, chorizo, refried beans, poblano GF*
Crispy Masa Calamari
jalapeno, chipotle aioli
Mussels & Clams
mexican chorizo, chipotle crema, grilled ciabatta GF*
Ahi Tuna Tostada
garlic & sesame glaze, avocado, lemon agave slaw, spanish peanut, chipotle crema, corn tortilla GF
Cauliflower Al Pastor
cilantro rice, black bean, grilled pineapple, pickled onion, avocado, salsa verde GF V
Rainbow Trout a la Plancha
cilantro rice, pickled carrot & onion salad, habanero cashew "aioli" GF
Ancho Chili Roasted Salmon
toasted quinoa, grilled broccolini, shaved cucumber salad, pasilla cream GF
Seared Dayboat Scallops
pork belly, hominy, english peas, gooseberries, golden tomato sauce, red pepper vinaigrette GF
Mary's Roasted Chicken
cotija, cilantro rice, red onion escabeche, pipian rojo, pipian verde, mexican crema GF
Tender Belly Pork Carnitas
cilantro rice, braised beans, epazote GF*
Chargrilled Carne Asada
flank steak, refried bean fondue, mexican rice, avocado salsa GF*
With 6 Oz. Lobster Tail $64
Prime NY Strip
guajillo potato gratin & oaxacan mornay, broccolini, macha butter GF
Entrees for Two
Add 6 oz. Lobster Tail $30
Whole Crispy Baja Striped Bass
cotija, cilantro rice, black beans, serrano slaw, avocado, salsa roja
Mexican Paella
shrimp, squid, clams, mussels, mexican chorizo, bomba rice, saffron lobster broth GF
Prime 32 oz Bone in Ribeye
patatas bravas, king trumpet mushroom, poblano mole, chipotle aioli GF
$9 each
Patatas Bravas
Guajillo Potato Gratin
Grilled Broccolini
Mexican Corn

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all entrees served with fries and an ice cream sundae
Crispy Chicken Tenders $10
Cheese Quesadilla
Rolled Chicken Tacos $10
Hamburger with Lettuce and Tomato $10

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Appetizers $7
Caesar Salad
baby romaine, cotija, brioche croutons, basil, toasted pepitas, caesar dressing GF*
Coasterra Guacamole
avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime, serrano chilies GF V
Acapulco Cocktail
bay shrimp, roasted cocktail salsa, avocado GF
Crispy Masa Calamari
pickled onion, jalapaneo, chipotle aioli
Ceviche Clasico
local fish, avacado, pico de gallo, pickled onion, serrano, cilatro GF
Wine $7
house red & house white
Signature Cocktails $7
de la casa margarita, deb's coconut margarita, fiesta del sol, hibiscus mule, red sangria
Draft Beer $5
baja brewing 'escorpion negro', modelo especial, new belgium 'juicy haze' ipa
Bottled Beer $5
bud lite, corona, pacifio

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hand-shaken the traditional way
De la Casa
monte alban, triple sec, housemade sour
Organic Skinny Margarita
azunia organic blanco, lime juice, agave nectar
El Jefe
espolon blanco, jalapeno, lime juice, agave nectar, habanero bitters, tajin rim
Deb's Coconut Margarita
olmeca altos reposado, coconut cream, lime juice, coconut salt rim
The Noble Margarita
coasterra's casa noble reposado barrel selection, grand marnier, lime juice, agave nectar
Fiesta del Sol
pineapple infused monte alban, chamoy, mango, lime juice, agave nectar, tajin rim
Frida Rita
strawberry infused arette blanco, tamarindo, hibiscus, lime juice, agave nectar
What the Fig?!
mission fig & vanilla bean infused herradura blanco, licor 43, lime juice, agave nectar, cinnamon sugar rim
San Diego Local Cocktails
Blood Orange
cutwater blanco, blood orange, fruitlab orange-liqueur, lime juice, rosemary syrup
Puerto 75
old harbor "san miguel" gin, cucumber syrup, lemon juice, prosecco
Tableside Pitchers
6-8 Servings
Deb's Coconut Margarita
olmeca altos reposado, coconut cream, lime juice, coconut salt rim
De la Casa Margarita
monte alban, triple sec, housemade sour
The Noble Margarita $98
Red Sangria $58
House Cocktails
Ginger Collins
tito's handmade vodka, lemongrass ginger syrup, lemon juice, soda water
Hibiscus Mule
drake's organic vodka, hibiscus syrup, lime juice, ginger beer
Strawberry Spritz
strawberry infused aperol, voveti prosecco, soda water, rhubarb bitters
Passion Delight
house blend rum, coconut cream, passion fruit, lime juice
Abuelo Boracho
maker's mark bourbon, benedictine, mint, lemon juice
Highlands Old Fashioned
el tesoro reposado tequila, chamomile lemongrass syrup, grapefruit bitters
el jimador blanco, pamplemousse liqueur, fever-tree grapefruit soda, lime juice
los javis mezcal, lime juice, cucumber syrup, tajin rim
Smoked Hibiscus
el silencio mezcal, hibiscus syrup, salted habanero bitters, lime juice
Red Sangria $12
Sparkling Wine
Brut Rose, Le Grand Courtage, FranceGlass $13
Bottle $52
Cava, Segura Viudas Penedes, SpainGlass $8
Bottle $30
Prosecco, Voveti, ItalyGlass $11
Bottle $42
White Wine
Albariño, Ramón Bilbao, Rias Baixas, SpainGlass $12
Bottle $48
Chardonnay, Landmark "Overlook" SonomaGlass $13
Bottle $50
Chardonnay, Talbott, Santa Lucia HighlandsGlass $16
Bottle $62
Pinot Grigio, Marevento, Delle Venezie, ItalyGlass $10
Bottle $38
Riesling, 50 Degree, Rhiengau, GermanyGlass $12
Bottle $48
Sauvignon Blanc, Silverleaf, Marlborough, New ZealandGlass $13
Bottle $52
Rosé Wine
Grenache / Syrah / Cinsault, Bieler Pere Et Fils, Provence, FranceGlass $10
Bottle $38
Sangiovese/Merlot, CRG 'Revelous', South CoastGlass $11
Bottle $40
Red Wine
Baja Red Blend, Costa Tierra, Baja, MexicoGlass $10
Bottle $38
Cabernet Sauvignon, Justin, Paso RoblesGlass $17
Bottle $66
Cabernet Sauvignon, Simi, SonomaGlass $12
Bottle $48
Malbec, Trapiche Broquel, Mendoza, ArgentinaGlass $12
Bottle $48
Merlot, Rutherford Hill, NapaGlass $16
Bottle $64
Pinot Noir, King Estate "Inscription" Willamette Valley, OregonGlass $15
Bottle $60
Pinot Noir, Gloria Ferrer "Estesian" SonomaGlass $14
Bottle $54
Red Blend, Prisoner Wine "The Prisoner" NapaGlass $28
Tannat, Garzon Reserva, UruguayGlass $11
Bottle $44
Draft Beer
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin, San Diego, 7% $9
Baja Brewing Co "Escorpion Negro" Black Lager Cabo, San Lucas, MX 5.5% $8
Burgeon Beer Co, West Coast Pale Ale, Carlsbad 5.8% $8
Coronado "Orange Ave." Wit, San Diego 5.2% $8
Karl Strauss "Aurora Hoppyalis" San Diego Style IPA, San Diego 7% $8
Mike Hess "Into the Sunset" Blood Orange IPA, San Diego 7.5% $9
Modelo Especial, Mexican Lager, Mx 4.4% $7
New Belgium "Juicy Haze" IPA, Fort Collins, CO 7.5% $8
Second Chance "Mulligan" Amber Ale, San Diego 5.6% $8
Societe Brewing Co. "The Harlot" Belgian Blonde Ale, San Diego 5.6% $8
Stone Brewing "Delicious" Citrus IPA, San Diego 7.7% $9
Beer Bottle / Can
Baja Brewing Co "Cabotella" Blonde Ale, Cabo San Lucas, MX 5.5% $8
Bivouac Blackberry Cider, San Diego 6% $7
Bohemia, Mexican Lager, MX 4.7% $7
Bud Lite, American Lager, St. Louis 4.2% $5
Corona, Mexican Lager, MX 4.6% $7
Pacifico, Mexican Lager, MX 4.5% $7
St. Pauli, Non Alcoholic, Germany $6
Victoria, Mexican Lager, MX 4% $7
Selected Spirits
Blanco Tequila
Arette "Suave" $14
Codigo 1530 "Rosa" (30 Days in French Oak) $16
El Tesoro (Tahona) $15
Fortaleza (Tahona) $11
Fortaleza "46" (Tahona, Still Strength 94 Proof) $17
Fuenteseca Cosecha (3 Years in Stainless) $22
Milagro "Single Barrel" $16
Tapatio $9
Cristilino Tequila
Don Julio "70" $15
Herradura "Ultra" $22
Reposado Tequila
Casa Noble "Coasterra'S Barrel Select" $12
Don Abraham $15
El Tesoro (Tahona) $16
Fortaleza (Tahona) $13
Siete Leguas (Tahona) $12
Añejo Tequila
Artenom Seleccion 1146 $20
Azuñia "Black" 2 Year $20
Don Julio 1942 $32
Patrón "Burdeos" (Final Aging in Bordeaux) $50
Extra Añejo Tequila
123 Tequila "Diablito" (40 Months in American Oak) $35
Tapatio "Excelencia" (Aged in New French Oak) $32
Bozal "Ensamble" (Barril, Espadin, Mexicano) $15
Derrumbes "Zacatecas" (Weber Blue) $11
Fidencio (Espadin, Pechuga, Poultry) $18
Koch (Madrecuishe) $25
Machetazo (Papalote) $13
Mayalan Borrego (Cupreata, Pechuga, Lamb) $16
American Bourbon & Whiskey
Angel's Envy (86 Proof) $14
Blantons (Single Barrel, 93 Proof) $15
Knob Creek (100 Proof) $9
Westland "American Single Malt" (Washington, Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Wood Aged) $20
Rye, Scotch & World Whiskey
Angel's Envy (Kentucky, 86.6 Proof) $16
Willett "4 Year" (Kentucky, Small Batch, 110 Proof) $14
Glenlivet "12 Year" (Speyside, Single Malt) $12
Johnnie Walker "Black" (Blended) $12
Oban "14 Year" (Highlands, Single Malt) $14
Sierra Norte "Yellow Corn" (Mexico) $14
Suntory "Toki" (Japan) $15
Diplomatico "Exclusiva 12 Year" (Venezuela) $14
Foursquare "2004, 11 Year" (Barbados) $22
Havana Club "Anejo Blanco" (Puerto Rico) $9
Zaya "Gran Reserva 12 Year" (Trinidad & Tobago) $10

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Best Fish for Fish Tacos

Cod, tilapia, or halibut are my go-to choices for fish tacos, but you could really use any white fish fillets. It doesn't really matter if the fish is a firm variety or more flakey you break up the cooked fish into the tacos anyway, so perfect presentation isn't really important.

Make your life easier and pick up filets that have already been skinned. If you buy from a fish counter, you can always ask to have the skins removed for you at no extra charge.

If you end up with fillets with the skins still on, it's no problem. Cook them as directed in the recipe skin-side on top first, then flip so they're skin-side down. They may need an extra minute or two to cook through. The fish is done when it flakes easily away from the skin.

Trout with Red Cabbage, Jicama, and Chipotle Slaw - Recipes

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