Fish Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

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What you will need:

4 cups diced seedless watermelon

1/2 small red onion, finely diced

1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro (fresh)fishtacos

Lime wedges for serving

Juice of 2 limes

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil– plus extra for brushing

Kosher salt

1 lbs. skinless wild striped sea bass filets

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 romaine lettuce heart, sliced

8 corn tortillas

1 avocado, sliced


Make the watermelon salsa: Combine the watermelon, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno in a bowl. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt and set aside.

Preheat a grill to high. Sprinkle the fish on both sides with the chile powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; drizzle both sides with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil. Brush the grill with olive oil, then add the fish and grill until marked and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the fish to a plate and break into bite-size pieces.

Meanwhile, toss the lettuce with 2 tablespoons of the juices from the watermelon salsa and a pinch of salt. Warm the tortillas on the grill and fill with the fish, watermelon salsa, avocado and lettuce. Serve with lime wedges.

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