Pico De Gallo (Salsa Fresca)
E:Pico de Gallo is diced veggies small enough to resemble “rooster food.” You can add “Pico” to almost anything and can make it part of a healthy snack by eating it with some crackers and avocado. It’s great for huevos rancheros. Growing up, on most Sundays after church we would stop by the Mexican market to buy “carnitas.” As soon as we got home, mom was in charge of prepping the meat and making a salsa verde or roja, and us girls would start cutting the veggies to make Pico de Gallo. Biting into a juicy taco with hints of cilantro and serrano and a warm tortilla will always bring me back to those Sunday brunches with my family.
Grilled Fish Tacos (Mahi-Mahi) with Salsa
E: We are still watching NBA playoffs at our house. This Saturday we had my hubby’s brothers come watch the game with us. My sister-in-law Jocelyn was going to bring some guacamole, so she inspired me to make fish tacos. These turned out so delicious. I found the recipe on chow.com. The fish and slaw were slightly modified, I improvised a little with the recipe to make it more my taste. I also made a delicious salsa which was perfect with the fish.
[The salsa can also be used as a marinade. However, I decided not to put spice on the actual fish other than the little bit of cayenne because my sister-in-law is very sensitive to spicy foods.]
I served these with mexican rice and a grilled corn salad (lemon, parmesan, olive oil, salt and pepper). This was the main meal. I also made beef taquitos as an appetizer that could have been eaten with the guacamole my sister Jocelyn made. The fish tacos would have been enough, but you just never know. My mom taught me that it’s always better to make more food, than not enough. I love that about Mexican households, the people are so hospitable. I want to make people comfortable, and not leave my house hungry. So we had a feast.
We had a great time. I think it helped that the Warriors swept the Pelicans. Off we go to round 2 of playoffs. I think these tacos are great for any taco tuesday, or for cinco de mayo coming up. Buen provecho.