adobo fish tacos with grilled pineapple salsa

Adobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Adobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Tacos de pescado adobado con salsa de piña

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Cooking time

30 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz or 3 ancho chiles rinsed, stemmed and seeded
  • 1/2 cup white onion coarsely-chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound of mild and firm fish fillets like snapper striped bass, rock fish, snook or tilapia
  • 4 pineapple slices
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile chopped, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • To taste kosher or coarse sea salt
  • corn tortillas

To Prepare

To make the Adobo Sauce:

  • Cover the chiles with boiling hot water and let them soak for 10 minutes. Pace the chiles along with 1/2 cup of soaking liquid, onion, garlic, oregano, vinegar, sugar and salt in the blender. Purée until smooth.
  • In a saucepan set over medium heat, heat the oil. Once hot, pour the sauce into the oil; cover the saucepan, leaving it slightly open, and let the sauce season and thicken for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring here and there. Remove from the heat.

To make the Fish:

  • Baste the fish fillets with the adobo sauce; you may refrigerate them and let them marinate for up to 24 hours.
  • In a large skillet coated with oil and set over medium-high heat, cook the fish for about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

To make the Salsa:

  • Heat a grill pan, a grill or a nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot and lightly coat with safflower or corn oil. Cook the pineapple slices for about 4 minutes per side until they are slightly charred. Remove from the heat, once cool enough to handle cut into bite-size chunks. Place in a mixing bowl and toss with the cilantro, chile, lime juice, oil and salt to taste.

To assemble Tacos:

  • Place the warm tortillas, the pineapple salsa and the fish on the table, then assemble the tacos!

Comments

17comments inAdobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  1. Michele

    Dec 31

    Pati,
    My husband and I love watching your show! He’s making this recipe for me right now and I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for making your yummy recipes accessible to everyone!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 31

      Enjoy the tacos and have a Happy New Year, Michele!

  2. Tom

    Mar 08

    Se ve muy buena la receta. Ideal para preparar en esta temporada de cuaresma.

    1. Pati

      Mar 09

      Gracias, Tom!

  3. Yeye

    Aug 02

    Hola Pati,

    Como esta? Hoy mi cuñada y yo hicimos esta rica receta. No teniamos vinagre de manzana asi que usamos vinagre de piña, aun asi salio riqusima. Muchas gracias por compartir sus recetas con tanta gente.

    1. Pati

      Aug 03

      Mil gracias, Yeye. Abrazos!

  4. Brendan

    Jul 18

    When it says to baste the fish or marinate for up to 24 hours, if I choose the baste method, does that just mean baste and immediately start cooking? Or does it need some marinating time?

    1. Pati

      Jul 20

      If you baste it, you can cook it right away, but you can also let it marinade and soak up more flavor for up to 24 hours. Enjoy the tacos, Brendan!

  5. Dominique begay

    Jul 17

    Omg, so good Pati. I have watched you since you aired with Paula Deen. You gave her a cover for her blender. I’ve watched you ever since. You inspire me very much. Thank you for being real with your heritage.

    1. Pati

      Jul 17

      Aw thank you so much Dominique for watching me from the beginning and for your kind words. Keep having lots of fun kitchen adventures!

  6. Serene Tresidder

    Jun 07

    Tasty, easy and quick. Perfect for a midweek dinner. Pati you’re my new Food goddess! Thank you 🙌🏻

    1. Pati

      Jun 07

      Oh wow…thank you so much Serene!

  7. Carolena

    Mar 11

    I made this. It’s really easy and it’s SOOO good! Thank you Pati for this wonderful recipe!

    1. Pati

      Mar 12

      So happy to hear this Carolena!

  8. victor

    Oct 29

    Excellent recipe …. but there is a GAZAPO in

    To Prepare
    To make the Adobo Sauce: Cover the chiles with boiling hot water and let them soak for 10 minutes. Pace the chiles…

    at the end it should read PLACE the chiles . . . the L is missing….

  9. victor

    Oct 29

    Excellent recipe …. but there is a GAZAPO in

    To Prepare
    To make the Adobo Sauce: Cover the chiles with boiling hot water and let them soak for 10 minutes. Pace the chiles…

    at the end it should read PLACE the chiles . . . the L is missing….

    1. Pati

      Nov 01

      Thanks, Victor!

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