Toasting Cinco de Mayo with Tequila-Lime Halibut Tacos

Posted by Jessie Pascoe

Take Cinco de Mayo to a more epicurean level this year (put down that watered-down margarita, stat!) with one of my favorite taco recipes out there: Halibut Tacos with Tequila-Lime Marinade. I’ve been a fan of this recipe ever since I picked up a copy of Becky Selengut’s Good Fish cookbook a few years ago. And her spirited take on a Mexican classic makes this an ideal dish for one of my favorite days.

For all you booze-hounds out there, substitute the called-for red cabbage slaw with Roberto Santibanez Apple-Tequila Guacamole. Or if you want to keep it at a hydrating level, go with Santibanez’ refreshing Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole. Either guac will hit this Fifth of May meal out of the park.

A tip: Take your Cinco de Mayo feast one step further and make your own tortillas. Don’t freak out! All you need to do is track down a tortilla press, some Masa Harina (corn tortilla flour that should look like this) and some water and you are ready to go with this easy, breezy recipe. These toasty tortillas are a million times better than the pre-made variety–and are completely preservative free.