Ingredient: Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Baja Style Fish Tacos

Tacos de pescado (“fish tacos“) originated in Baja California in Mexico, where they consist of grilled or fried fish, lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, and a sour cream or citrus/mayonnaise sauce, all placed on top of a corn or flour tortilla.

If you’ve never tried a fish taco, you’re in for a real treat. Fish tacos provide a traditional Mexican food taste that is a bit off the beaten path. Savory and versatile, fish tacos are best when they are made from fresh, local fish such as grouper, mahi-mahi, sheepshead, and flounder. They can also be topped with just about anything you can imagine.

Ready to try making fish tacos at home? This one is about as authentic as it gets.
Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid and The Food Network.

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Baja Style Fish Tacos
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Baja Style Fish Tacos
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Ingredients
Beer Batter
Cream Sauce
Fish Tacos:
Servings:
Instructions
For the Beer Batter:
  1. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Gradually add in the beer while whisking. Set aside and let the batter rest for 15 minutes before using.
For Cream Sauce:
  1. Add the mayonnaise and crema to a medium bowl. Whisk in the lemon zest, lemon juice and water. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper (can be made 3 days ahead, covered and refrigerated).
For the Fish:
  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add enough oil to reach a depth of 1-inch. Heat the oil until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F or when the end of a wooden spoon sizzles when inserted into the oil.
  2. On a large plate, combine the flour and salt. Season the fish pieces all over with salt and pepper and coat with the flour. Working in batches, dip the fillets in the beer batter and coat on both sides. Fry in the hot oil until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  3. Make tacos with the tortillas and fish and top each with cream, shredded cabbage, tomatillo salsa and pickled jalapenos, if desired.
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Irish Seafood Stew

Irish Seafood Stew
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Irish Seafood Stew
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Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter and sauté the onions over medium heat until soft.
  2. Add the smoky bacon and continue to fry until it the bacon is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add in the fresh thyme, bay leaves and potatoes and cook gently for 2-3 minutes before adding the clam juice or fish stock.
  4. Season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender yet firm.
  6. Add the seafood and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  7. Turn the heat to low and stir in the parsley and cream.
  8. Heat just until warm and serve.
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Save the corned beef and cabbage for another year. This seafood stew recipe and its soda bread accompaniment will fill you up...no luck required.

Recipe and photo credit:  cowlickcottagefarm.com

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New England Baked Stuffed Clams

New England Baked Stuffed Clams
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6 servings
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6 servings
New England Baked Stuffed Clams
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Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the wine and 1 quart water to a boil. Add the clams, cover, and cook until clams open, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the clams to a large bowl. Strain the cooking liquid through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Shuck the clams, reserving half the shells. Mince the clams and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, chile, garlic, celery, and chorizo and cook until the onion and celery are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the minced clams, bread crumbs, and enough of the clam broth to lightly moisten the mixture. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the smoked paprika, the scallion, and parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the shells, place them on a baking sheet, and bake until lightly browned, about 30 minutes
  6. Place 1 stuffed clam on each of 6 serving plates, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, and garnish with lemon wedges.
  7. Serve immediately.
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Recipe and photo credit:  thenest.com

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