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San Diego Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4.27 stars
81
This is a Southern California version of sweet and sour chicken, marinated and grilled with a little extra spice. Great for all barbeque lovers. I usually serve cut into lengths with fresh cilantro, homemade salsa, guacamole, black beans, and flour tortillas warmed on the grill. A little good Southern California karma never hurts anyone. This recipe is light enough to offset the first 2 margaritas. GO CHARGERS!!!

Baja-Style Fish Tacos

Rating: 3.65 stars
43
These fish tacos have a delicious tequila-lime-chili flavor and are topped with a crunchy ranchero coleslaw. They are very easy to make. Optional toppings can include black beans, jalapeno peppers, diced tomato, julienned carrots, and green onions.

My Mom's Baja Burger

Rating: 4.67 stars
6
This isn't your average burger. It's a burger made Baja-style! No grill? No worries! This burger is made in a skillet and is easy to make! My mom made this when we were young. It's a burger creation made with corn chips and spices served up on French bread.

Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.71 stars
2854
I'm from San Diego and these taste just like home! We live in the south now, and nobody has heard of these! Serve with homemade pico de gallo, and lime wedges to squeeze on top!

Fish Taco Sauce

Rating: 4.72 stars
185
I use this sauce for my fish tacos. You can make this ahead and keep in the fridge. You can substitute any hot sauce for the sriracha.

Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

Rating: 4.53 stars
959
Spicy grilled fish are cooled down with a fresh crunchy veggie salsa featuring fresh corn. Your guests will swim back for seconds!

Halibut Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.71 stars
7
Grilled fish tacos.

Baked Cod Fish Tacos

Rating: 5 stars
4
A personal spin on baked cod fish tacos. When beef or chicken gets tiresome, do something fishy! Omitted cilantro due to personal tastes, but feel free to add if desired.

Air Fryer Crispy Fish Tacos with Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars
8
Unlike most fish taco recipes, the slaw in this recipe is air-fried instead of raw creating a caramelized version which leaves the fish to be the crispy star of the show.

County Fair Style Kool-Aid® Drop Doughnuts

Rating: 3.77 stars
13
I tried 'Chicken Charlie's Deep Fried Kool-Aid®' at the San Diego County Fair. They were very good so I started to search on a way to recreate them. I searched for drop doughnut recipes and took one of those and adapted it. This is a very close version of the one I had at the fair in looks and taste. The fair's version was cherry-flavored, but you could use any flavor you like.

Fish Tacos Ultimo

Rating: 4.58 stars
231
After many attempts and many combinations of ingredients these fish tacos are ULTIMO!

Healthy Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.85 stars
55
A very healthy and Hawaiian-style fish taco. For a heartier taco add some coleslaw on top of the mango salsa. If you don't have Mahi-Mahi, substitute any firm, thick white fish.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos (Carne Asada)
Rating: Unrated
8
On weekend getaways from San Diego to the beaches in Ensenada and Rosarito (Baja California), I found my favorite meal in the delicious soft skirt steak tacos sold by the taqueria street vendors. This recipe tastes exactly how I remember them - without having to make the trip across the border. Muy bueno! Top with some freshly squeezed lime juice and spicy salsa if you like.
Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo
Rating: Unrated
472
I loved a local chain restaurant's fish tacos so much, that I had to try to duplicate them. They combine flour tortillas filled with breaded, fried tilapia, layered with chipotle mayo, topped with napa cabbage, dressed with honey-cumin sauce, and served with pico de gallo, sour cream, chips and salsa. You'll find them very refreshing and packed full of flavor!

Best Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.6 stars
5

Fast and easy, delicious fish tacos -- simply the best! When I have extra time, I like to add just a little cilantro, red onion, tomato, and avocado on top of mine with the lettuce, tomato, and crema!