Lunchbreak: Dorado tacos, prepared by Truco Taqueria and Margarita Bar chef Ric Munoz

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Chef Ric Munoz

Truco Taqueria & Margarita Bar
211 Randhurst Village Drive
Mount Prospect
(847) 577-8226

Dorado Taco

5” corn tortillas, lightly buttered - 8
Mahi Mahi filets - 4 - 2oz portions
salt and pepper - to taste
red cabbage, fine julienne - 8 Tbs
chile arbol/red pepper aioli - 4oz
roasted red pepper strips - 4
avocado, sliced - 4 (from 1/2 avocado)
toasted sesame seeds - sprinkle
lime wedge - 4 (from 1/2 of a lime)

Lightly brush the corn tortillas with melted butter and heat on a griddle or a pan. Stack the tortillas and wrap them in a clean linen towel so they steam. Do this closer to the time of plate up. Season the mahi mahi filets with salt and pepper and sauté in a hot pan with about 1 Tablespoon of oil (preferably a canola olive oil blend) until cooked through. Place the shredded cabbage in a line in the center of a warmed double tortilla. Place a Mahi Mahi filet on top of each. Pour 1 oz. of chile arbol aioli on the filets, then a strip of roasted red pepper and a slice of avocado on each.  Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the tacos and serve with a lime wedge.

Chile Arbol/roasted Red Pepper Aioli

1 red bell pepper, fire roasted
1/2 tsp garlic
1 Tbs lime juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1-2 chile de arbol, toasted
1 Tbs Kosher salt

Fire roast red peppers on open flame on stove or grill. Allow to char black. Place in a bowl wrapped with plastic. This will steam the pepper making it easy to peel. When cool, peel and de-seed the pepper. Cut 4 long strips about 1/4” wide and as long as the pepper. Reserve strips. Toast chiles on a griddle or a hot pan. Put all ingredients in a blender and puree smooth.

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