Diva Tasting: Fish Tacos & Caprese Pasta..

Fish Tacos Main

Ingredients

  • 2 Limes, Zested

  • 1 Cup Packed Cilantro Leaves

  • 3 Cloves Garlic

  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

  • 2 Fluid Ounces Tequila OR Rice Wine Vinegar

  • 1.5 Pounds Tilapia Fillets

  • 2 Tablespoons Mexican Crema, Or To Taste

  • 1/2 Canned Chipotle Pepper In Adobo Sauce

  • Kosher Salt To Taste

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

  • 8 (8 Inch) Flour Tortillas, Warmed

  • 1/4 Head Shredded Lettuce

  • 2 Tomatoes, Diced

  • 2 Limes, Cut Into Wedges

Directions

  1. Place lime zest, cilantro, garlic, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and pepper in a small food processor bowl. Pulse until combined, about 20 seconds. Add tequila while mixture pulses.

  2. Place tilapia fillets in a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag. Add the garlic mixture and move fish around to coat each fillet. Let sit at room temperature, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Blend crema and chipotle pepper together in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt.

  4. Heat an electric nonstick griddle to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Brush griddle with olive oil. Cook fillets until just opaque and easily flaked with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cut fish into strips and place in tortillas with lettuce and tomatoes. Top with the chipotle crema and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Rotini Pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons Pesto, Or To Taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt, Or To Taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Halved Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Small Fresh Mozzarella Balls
  • 4 Leaves Fresh Basil Leaves, Finely Shredded

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Mix pesto, olive oil, salt, granulated garlic, and black pepper in a bowl; add rotini. Toss to coat. Fold in tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil.
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