Monday, August 11, 2008

Saturday night: In a Mexican Mood

SL and I attempted to go to Alejandro Escovedo on Saturday in Central Park. We trucked it all the way up to Central Park with picnic and papers in hand, not knowing until we got there that Al had unfortunately cancelled because of his ongoing health problems. Ah well. We stayed for a few hours of Mexican Music Day anyway, sitting in the grass, drinking wine and reading the paper on a gorgeous afternoon. Pistolera wasn't bad, and I plotted Saturday's dinner (mostly stolen via Domino magazine).

Assume all my recipes use extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

1 pound of fillet of dogfish, mahi mahi, cod, catfish, or red snapper
1 head of savoy or red cabbage
1-2 avocados
2 tomatoes
1 red onion
1 jalapeno
cotija cheese

Heat grill or broiler to medium high. Sprinkle fillets with salt, pepper, olive oil. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side.

Core and thinly slice 1/2 head of cabbage. Toss with 2 tblsp white wine vinegar, salt, pepper

Mash avocado into a chunky guacamole (limes, salt, bit of jalapeno, garlic, red onion)

Chop tomatoes, 1/2 of onion. Add juice of two limes, 1 tblsp minced jalapeno, salt and 2 tblps of cilantro.

Wrap it all up in warmed tortillas. Squeeze more lime, hot sauce and mexican cotija cheese over if desired.

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