San Diego Recipes

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San Diego Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4.5 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: 3.5 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: 4.5 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: 4.5 stars 2848
Beer-battered fish tacos served in corn tortillas with zesty white sauce.

Easy Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Rating: 4 stars 1
Whip up these easy fish tacos on any weeknight for the simple and satisfying taste of mahi mahi topped with fresh pico de gallo.
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Fish Taco Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 187
This quick creamy sauce is made with mayo, sour cream, lime juice, garlic powder, and hot sauce.

Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 955
Spicy grilled fish are cooled down with a fresh crunchy veggie salsa featuring fresh corn. Your guests will swim back for seconds!

Maui Banana Cream Tube Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
This cake was created for Reds Espresso Gallery of San Diego, in the Maui test kitchen on Puunoa! It was first made with bananas from the back yard...yummy!

Halibut Fish Tacos

Rating: 5 stars 8
Grilled fish tacos.

Healthy Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 52
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.

Baked Cod Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
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.

Fish Tacos Ultimo

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
After many attempts and many combinations of ingredients these fish tacos are ULTIMO!

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Fish Tacos with Mango-Pineapple Slaw
Rating: Unrated 62
I used to make these easy fish tacos all the time in California, and they are so easy and fresh! You can also omit the mayonnaise and increase the red vinegar to reduce calories in the mango slaw. All in all, these are a great main dish for any time of year! We usually serve them with fat-free refried beans topped with cilantro and goat cheese or a cold corn salad with chopped bell pepper and onion.
Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo
Rating: Unrated 478
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!
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.