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Baja Mediterranean Style Salmon, Black Bean Salsa and Rice Grilled in Foil Packets. A Complete Meal and Easy Clean Up

Baja Mediterranean Style Salmon, Black Bean Salsa and Rice Grilled in Foil Packets. A Complete Meal and Easy Clean Up

Salmon, black beans, peppers and rice make a healthy Baja-Mediterranean inspired complete meal in easy clean up foil packets.

I grilled these outside because it’s too hot to use the oven but they can easily be baked in the oven in parchment paper, which may be safer than cooking foil.

Sweet, Spicy Watermelon Salsa for Fish or Chicken

Sweet, Spicy Watermelon Salsa for Fish or Chicken

Sweet watermelon, spicy serrano pepper, cool cucumber, fragrant cilantro and red onion make a fruit salsa that is bursting with flavor.

There are a zillion recipes for watermelon salsa on the internet so please try every variation. I wanted more crunch so I added crisp cucumber and of course I love a punch of citrus from lime.

Sweet, spicy watermelon salsa for fish or chicken or as a salad. Easy Mexican salsa.

Serving Suggestions
I served my salsa with grilled salmon and zucchini in a lemon basil marinade. You could serve yours with grilled shrimp kabobs, margarita marinade chicken or fish, or topping green leafy veggies like kale or arugula with a few crumbles of cojita or feta, for a vegetarian Mexican salad. I could eat this salsa on tortilla chips, fish tacos or with a spoon.

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Sweet Spicy Watermelon Salsa

July 21, 2017
: Easy

Quick and easy sweet, spicy watermelon salsa.


  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced cucumber, about 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 to 1 serrano chili pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, about 1/2 a bunch
  • 1 large lime juiced or 2 key limes
  • Dash of salt
  • Step 1 The watermelon, cucumber and onion should have a uniform 1/2 inch dice. The serrano should be finely chopped. Remove the seeds if you want less heat. Combine all ingredients. Add a dash of salt and adjust as needed. You can make this ahead of time and store covered in the refrigerator up to two days.

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Tequila Lime, Orange, Margarita Marinade for Fish and Chicken

Tequila Lime, Orange, Margarita Marinade for Fish and Chicken

Make this quick marinade for chicken or fish by combining limes, oranges and tequila. You can substitute orange juice for the tequila but the tequila does give this simple marinade a uniquely Mexicana flare. Use a tequila that you would also drink, just like when adding wine to any dish. I’m a fan of aged tequilas, reposado or añejo for sipping and cooking. My favorite is Casadores.
Here’s an article in Town And Country Magazine that you might find interesting about tequila
Marinade fish or chicken for a tasty grilled or baked Baja meal

One sheet pan meal idea.
I marinaded my salmon for 20 minutes and baked it on a baking sheet with asparagus at 350 for 20 minutes. The marinade adds a slightly sweet glaze to the salmon. I think tequila lime marinade would be tasty on grilled fresh red snapper, halibut or dorado.

Delicious grilled chicken.
Marinade chicken pieces for 30 minutes to 6 hours. Grill on indirect moderate heat because the sugar can burn. Toss on zucchini slices and corn on the cob for a complete BBQ fiesta.

Of course having a pitcher of perfect margaritas would be a welcome addition to any BBQ.

Margarita Tequila Marinade

June 11, 2017
: 4 servings
: Easy

An easy marinade of tequila, lime and oranges with a touch of sweetness for fish or chicken.


  • Fresh orange juice, 3/4 cup, 2 oranges
  • Fresh lime juice, 1/4 cup, 1 lime
  • 1 ounce tequila, may substitute orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Step 1 Combine all ingredients for marinade. Marinade chicken 30 to 120 minutes.
  • Step 2 Marinade fish no longer than 30 minutes.




Margarita marinade for chicken and fish

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