17 June, 2015
Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Mango Jalapeno Salsa
People often ask what my specialty is or what I enjoy cooking most. And I truly have the hardest time answering that question, because I love to cook everything. I love reviewing the different techniques I learned way back in culinary school and finding new ways to apply them today. Though, if someone is really pressing me for an answer I usually end up saying tacos or pizza. Fancy, I know. A trained chef slinging pizza pies and tacos. But, it’s never been about fancy to me. It’s always been about taking really good ingredients and transforming, simple, fresh food into amazing, yet approachable cuisine. Comfort food with an upscale twist is what I like to call it, which is why I think tacos appeal to me so much.
The best tacos are often the simplest. Simple corn tortillas, perfectly seasoned meat and fresh vegetables, topped with a little bit of heat. That’s really all you need to make a great taco. You can make so many different types of tacos just by using those four ingredients, which is what I did with these fish tacos. I bought the freshest fish available, seasoned it well, added a heat element with fresh mango jalapeno salsa and cooled it off with slightly sweet and crunchy, fresh slaw. Notice a trend here? Fresh. It makes the best meals. Fresh. Simple. Straightforward. I can’t think of a better way to cook, no matter what I’m making.