Baja-style Tuna Tacos

Here's a great tasting recipe for a seafood taco you can bring to school, the office, or even to parties.

2009-12-10 | By Ed Bugia of Pino Resto and Bar
Baja-style Tuna Tacos
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Fish and Seafood


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Here's a great tasting recipe for a seafood taco  you can bring to school, the office, or even to parties.

Makes 5 tacos  Prep Time 10 minutes plus 30 minutes marinating time
Cooking Time 12 minutes

For the salsa
2 tomatoes, finely diced
1 mango, finely diced
1 small red onion, finely diced
1⁄4 cup chopped cilantro
1 chili, sliced
salt to taste
1⁄2 cup lime juice

1 kilo tuna fillets
1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
5 teaspoons chili powder
1 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika

5 flour tortillas, lightly grilled
1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
1⁄2 cup grated cheddar cheese

For topping
1 cup sour cream (optional)
cilantro, minced
grated cheese
hot sauce, to serve (optional)

1  Make the salsa: In a bowl, mix tomatoes, mangoes, onions, cilantro, chili, salt,  and 3 tablespoons lime juice. Set aside.

Marinate tuna, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic, and paprika for 30 minutes and grill.

To assemble, layer grilled tuna on top of tortilla, top with the salsa, lettuce and cheese.  Roll tortillas into a cigar.

4  Drizzle top with sour cream, if desired, and top with extra minced cilantro and grated cheese.

Serve with hot sauce on side.


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