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Tilapia is so yesterday – dogfish is today! Enjoy these fresh fish tacos with a kick. Are you gluten-free? Even better! There’s a recipe to make your own corn tortillas!

Serves 4

1 lb. of fresh Cape Shark (spiny dogfish), filleted and cut into 2 oz. pieces
Southwestern spice rub mixture (Mix together: 2/3 cup ancho chili powder; 1/3 cup Spanish paprika; 1/3 cup salt;1/3 cup cumin powder; 1/2 cup onion powder; 1/2 cup garlic powder; 1/4 cup oregano powder; 1 Tbsp. chili powder)
Fresh white cabbage, shredded thin
Homemade corn tortillas
Chipotle mayo
Charred salsa

Tim Linnell F/V Perry’s Pride II of Chatham MA

Tim Linnell F/V Perry’s Pride II of Chatham MA

• Season the Cape Shark pieces with southwestern rub, set aside.

Make the gluten-free white corn tortillas:
• 2 cups white masa flour
• 1 1/8 cup water
• Mix white masa with water to make a smooth paste. Form round small tortilla pancakes with tortilla press. Bake for 20-30 seconds on each side on a flat service (pancake griddle / sauté pan). Set aside.

Make the chipotle mayo:
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 1 Tbsp. chipotle paste
• 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
• 2 cloves roasted garlic, pressed
• Whisk together mayonnaise, chipotle paste, lime juice and garlic; set aside.

Make the charred salsa:
• 1 fresh charred pineapple, diced
• 1 fresh mango, diced
• 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
• 2 Tbsp. salsa glaze

Dogfish (or Cape Shark) Tacos from Johnathan Haffmans at VERS

Dogfish (or Cape Shark) Tacos from Johnathan Haffmans at VERS

Mix diced charred pineapple, cilantro and mango with salsa glaze; season to taste with salt.
For the salsa glaze: Combine 1 liter apple juice, 250 ml rice vinegar, 1 minced onion; 1 Tbsp. green peppercorns (no brine).
Reduce all ingredients by 50 % and strain.
Heat vegetable oil in a sauté pan.Add Cape shark and cook, flipping once, until golden brown, about 2 -3 minutes per side.
To serve, put a small amount of white cabbage in each tortilla. Place sautéed fish on top.
Spoon pineapple-mango salsa on top, drizzle with chipotle mayo and enjoy!

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