07.06.20 – 07.09.20
Diced white fish mixed with herbs & spices, sautéed with onion & garlic
*plant-based option: tofu tacos
meat option: chicken tacos
shredded cabbage, fresh tortillas,
and lime segments along with
diced tomatoes + onions with garlic, lime, bell peppers, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, mango, & pineapple
served with a bowl of corn chips
Coconut Tres Leches Cake
classic yellow cake soaked in creamy mixture of milks + coconut cream
Next Week’s Meal:
Curious Table’s special hamburgers with all the fixings, homemade garlic mayo, fresh-baked buns, potato salad & corn-on-the-cob
*plant-based option: Portobello mushroom
When I was young, my family loaded up in a motorhome and drove to Puerto Penasco, Mexico, at the northern point of the Sea of Cortez. The American ex-pat community called it “Rocky Point.” As an eight-year-old kid, I saw for the first time what it would be like to live near the sea–the salty air, sandy beaches, and most of all an abundance of fresh seafood! Every day, we would walk through the fish market amongst a long row of fishermen selling that day’s catch out of their simple shacks. At that moment I fell in love with fish, shrimp, crabs, clams, muscles, you name it -fresh, unfrozen, and tasting like the sea, seafood tickled my taste buds and I have played with these flavors ever since.
This Curious Table dinner explores seaside Mexican food and its vast variety of tropical flavors. The seemingly simple fish taco and its fixings are a symbol of all we love about summertime food next to the ocean seafood, lime, tomato, tropical fruits, salt, and a bit of spice. But to make it right, generations of beachside taco stands have perfected the balance one finds in a fish taco: savory & sweet, tangy & basic, warm and cool all in one handheld dish that drips down your fingers as you enjoy it.
Beyond the savory side of this meal, we also treat you with a tres leches cake, the classic Mexican dessert of yellow cake soaked in a variety of sweetened milk. But this version aligns it with modern tastes and dietary needs as it is traditionally gluten-free. Dairy with coconut milk balances the sweetness with a bit of lime – proof that a bit of curiosity in the kitchen can keep desserts a part of our modern diet.
From our table to yours…
Eat well, be well!