The LA VICTORIA® Brand has been providing delicious sauces and chiles and peppers that my family has been enjoying for decades. Their Salsa Verde and Salsa Jalapeña are two bottles that are always in our cupboard and used in countless recipes. We were happy to try out a bottles of La Victoria Mango Habanero Salsa and La Victoria Pineapple Salsa and found them to be a perfect match for refreshing summer cooking recipes. I love mixing up elements of sweet and spicy, and mango and pineapple are two fruits that have had me under a spell for years! Being able to bring in some refreshing mango or pineapple flavors without having to actually do any peeling and cutting is a wonderful thing!
A recipe that pairs perfectly with the La Victoria Pineapple salsa is a seafood taco or burrito. On that note, I recently took my mother in law to a Mexican food in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. I ordered something a little bit unusual to most parts of the country, a grilled fish burrito. It turned out to be the best fish burrito I’ve ever had and possibly the best overall burritos I've ever tasted in my life. So I was inspired to create a similar recipe, a wahoo fish burrito. I am a big fan of beer batter fish taco and this is a great alternative way to enjoy fish in a taco or burrito without having to deep fry the fish.
In addition to being healthier it is also easier and faster, but first and foremost it’s great to eat fish without adding extra calories and cholesterol from the greasy oil. I chose wahoo because this fish is often featured in Mexican restaurants and is a nice to rotate in with Mahi Mahi and other go-to fish options. The wahoo fish has a smooth and silky texture. When it’s cooked Wahoo turns snowy white and the texture becomes similar to tuna.
The La Victoria Pineapple salsa flavor is so refreshing and not overwhelmingly sweet. Both of my kids love the taste of this salsa, too, especially with a big bowl of tortilla chip! This salsa is very flexible and works well not only as a good dipping sauce but also perfect as marinade and stir fry sauce!
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Wahoo Fish Burrito with Pineapple Salsa
- 4 Wahoo Fillets, or Marlin Tuna
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons chipotle ancho or acho chile powder
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup fresh/frozen corn kernels
- 1 cup cooked white/brown rice
- 1 cup cooked drained black beans, unsalted
- tablespoons optional : 2 chipotle peppers, finely chopped
- 2 ripe hass avocados
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- fresh cilantro
- In a small bowl, combine the ancho powder, cumin, coriander, ancho powder, garlic, garlic powder, salt, pepper, olive oil and stir to mix. Rub the fish with the spices and put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
- Preheat the grill and cook the fish for about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Heat up the tortilla according to packaging.
- Assemble the burrito by adding rice, chopped chipotle peppers, salad, black beans, fish and avocado.
- serve with La Victoria pineapple salsa. Enjoy!!
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 2 cups chicken broth
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add rice.
- Cook rice and keep stirring until golden for about 6 minutes
- Stir in onions and cook until fragrant and tender for about 1 ½ minute
- Add garlic salt and cumin
- Stir in tomato sauce and chicken broth; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
I am not a big fan of fish, but I do love burritos. I think I am going to make this for lunch one day next week and give it a try.