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Grilled Fish Tacos with Baja Style Chipotle Aioli

Recipe uses Chipotle Sauce
Recipe uses Chipotle Sauce, Original Red Sauce
Chipotle Sauce, Original Red Sauce
Makes 6 tacos.
Grilled Fish Tacos with Baja Style Chipotle Aioli
Grilled Fish Tacos with Baja Style Chipotle Aioli


Baja Style Chipotle Aioli
1 egg yolk
Juice from 1 lemon
1 clove garlic
1 white anchovy
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon cold water (optional)
1 tablespoon salt
Salsa Casera
4 cups water
6 Roma tomatoes
2 serrano chile peppers, stems removed
1 tablespoon salt
4 cloves garlic
Salt to taste
Fish Tacos
3 cups cabbage, thinly sliced
6 scallions, thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoon fish sauce
Juice from 4 limes
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 pound swordfish or halibut, cut into 3-ounce pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
Salt to taste
6 corn tortillas
1 tablespoon butter, melted


Baja Style Chipotle Aioli

Place egg yolk, lemon juice, garlic, and anchovy in a blender and blend on low speed until smooth, about 1 minute.

While blending, add TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

Continue to blend and very slowly add in the vegetable oil so it begins to emulsify and become sauce-like. In 3-5 minutes, it will start to thicken up, but note it should be thinner than mayonnaise. If it gets too thick, add water to thin slightly.

Add salt and adjust seasoning with TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce and set aside.

Salsa Casera

In a 4-quart saucepan, bring water, tomato, serrano chile pepper, salt, and garlic to a boil over high heat and reduce to a simmer.

Simmer for approximately 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the tomato, chile pepper, and garlic, and place in a blender.

Add TABASCO® Sauce and blend on high for one minute. Adjust salt to taste and set aside.

Fish Tacos

In a large bowl, combine cabbage, scallions, cherry tomatoes and cilantro.

Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together fish sauce, TABASCO® Sauce, lime juice, and sugar.

Pour liquid mixture over vegetables and toss to combine. Set aside.

Marinate fish pieces with olive oil, parsley and salt. Grill fish over medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes, turning over once. (If using halibut, take extra care when grilling.)

Remove from heat and let rest in a warm place.

Serving Suggestion

Over medium heat, warm corn tortillas and brush with a little butter. Line each tortilla with Baja Style Chipotle Aioli and top with fish, then cabbage mixture. Finish with Salsa Casera.

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