Spotlight Recipe: Fish Tacos

Mix up your fish taco experience by using different kinds of firm fish and topping with homemade salsa.

Fish tacos are fresh, delicious and easy to prepare. Mix it up by using different kinds of firm fish such as halibut, mahi mahi or cod. Try soft corn tortillas instead of flour and experiment with different kinds of salsa. Green Mountain Gringo is one of my store-bought favorites, or you can make your own. A bright pineapple salsa or tangy salsa verde made with tomatillos would be a fabulous topper.

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