Homemade Mahi Mahi Quesadillas

I mentioned in past posts how we have fallen in lust with fish tacos (or quesadillas). We tried Mad Anthony's at the waterfront and Mahi Mahi Tacos at The Riverside in St Marks.

We decided to try our hand at making some at home. Doug grilled fish on the charcoal grill....with some help from Aja.

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We wrapped it in regular tortillas and served cheese grits and avocado. I chopped some avocado onto the tortilla and wrapped the fish in that too.

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For the sauce we used this fantastcially delicious sweet chili sauce. It's sweet with just the right amount of kick, not spicy hot. I think I could use this sauce on sandwiches, burgers, chicken and maybe even biscuits. Funny, I always associated Thai food with intense heat and so I have avoided it.

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Here is a peek at the inside of my quesadilla. You can see the fish, the condiments and avocado. It was wonderful!

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A taco or quesadilla is just like a sandwich to me, loosely defined but there it is. So, I am linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday. HERE is the link to this week's Souper Sunday. Have you made soup? Sandwiches or salad? Link it up with me !!

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Also linking up to Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.

16 comments:

Mae Travels said...

Fish tacos can be varied in a lot of ways. Yours sounds great. I also like the kind from taco stands with deep-fried fish and coleslaw. Or with fish and regular taco ingredients like Mexican salsa. Or any kind.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Beth F said...

Whatever you're calling it -- it looks pretty darn good. I'm always hesitant about Thai food because it's usually so peanut laden. I'll have to see if any of our stores sells that sauce. Even if I can't eat it, maybe my husband would like it.

Tina said...

Mae, it's a healthy way to eat fish if you don't fry it. Love the delivery method of tortillas.

BFR, it's not spicy, just a wee kick. I can tell you I am a huge baby about spicy food so it's not a killer!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I, too, have developed an addiction to fish tacos!!!

Tina said...

C'mon, Jackie, we can explore and search for them together 😃

jama said...

Your fish tacos looks so good! Will have to try making some soon. :)

Katherine P said...

Aja looks like quite the helper! It sounds like your fish tacos were delicious and I'll have to look for that chili sauce. I love a good mix of heat and sweet but I haven't had much luck finding one I really liked.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I probably eat some sort of fish taco creation once a week so I understand your lust for them. ;-) I had not thought to use the sweet chili sauce with them so I'll have to try it. I made a Donna Hay recipe a couple weeks ago that mixed sweet chili sauce/jam (1 to 1) with lime juice as a dressing and I loved it and have been eating it on veggie noodles--now I am going to try it on fish tacos.

Thanks for sharing your quesadilla 'sandwich ' with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

Carole said...

Hi Tina, I hadn't thought of using sweet chilli sauce with fish - must try it. We get it in different grades of heat here -- we like it hot! Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Tina said...

Thank you all for the nice comments. I can say, the chili sauce is good with the right amount of kick but not heat. No peanut taste, I love it!

Trish said...

I'm not a big fish fan, but I think with the right toppings fish tacos would be great. Love sweet chili sauce...and avocado. Mmmm!

Vicki said...

I love tacos, but I'm not a fish fan so the thought of a fish taco always grossed me out. One day I was at Bahama Breeze in Orlando with my daughter and her family and my daughter ordered, you guessed it, fish tacos. Yuck. After a lot of coaxing she finally talked me into trying it. And I couldn't believe it didn't gag me. It was Mahi Mahi and it tasted pretty good. But I still haven't tried another one.

Claudia said...

I love fish tacos, quesadillas too, and make them a lot. Mahimahi is a favorite fish when I can get it. Seems sometimes like the hotels, restaurants here get most of it from the fishermen.

Le laquet said...

Yum #thatisall

Le laquet said...

p.s. That is not in fact all, I use the Thai sweet chilli sauce all the time - great to mix into mayo, fab on fried eggs, pour over cream cheese and blast in the oven as a party dip (serve with nachos or similar to scoop)

Tina said...

Trish and Vicki - I understand not being a fish fan, does that go for all seafood such as shrimp and crab too?

Claudia, we also have access to a great fresh fish market/source. That can make all the difference.

Jo, I love that idea of cream cheese and chili sauce, what a great dip. This is my first experience with it, having it served with the fish tacos previously. Love that stuff!

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