When you see the word Maui…what do you think of? Hawaii, tropical waters, fruity beverage, sunshine and a tan. Well T.W.O. tried to incorporate all those thoughts into one recipe. Check out how to make these Maui Short Rib Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. It’s a great summer recipe for your next barbecue. Drink umbrellas included! ALOHA!
– 3-4 pounds boneless beef short ribs
– 22 fl oz Ace Hard Cider, Pineapple (we found this at Trader Joes)
– 6 Tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
– 3 garlic cloves, chopped
– ½ cup soy sauce
– 2 green onions, sliced
– Montreal Steak Seasoning
– Olive oil
Grilled Pineapple Salsa:
– 1 fresh pineapple
– 1-2 jalapeños, pending on your spice factor
– Fresh cherry tomatoes
– ½ Maui Sweet Onion
– ¼ cup lemon juice
1. Season the short ribs with Montreal Steak Seasoning on both sides. Let them sit for about 15 minutes.
2. Heat a large skillet/ pan with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Place the short ribs on the heated surface and sear both sides for 5 minutes each.
3. Add the cider, fresh ginger, garlic, soy sauce to the pan with the short ribs. The liquid should cover about a ¾ of the beef. If not, add some water. Note – the liquid will cook down, so watch to make sure there is always some in the pan.
4. Bring the liquid to a boil and then cover and let simmer over low heat for a minimum of 2 ½ hours. The longer the better.
5. While the ribs are cooking, cut the pineapple in circles.
6. Place on a heated bbq grill and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes each side. You want the pineapple to soften, but not too much.
7. Remove the pineapple from the grill and let cool for 2 minutes. Cube and place in a bowl. Add chopped cherry tomatoes, onions, lemon juice and jalapeños. Salt to taste.
8. Once the ribs are done, add to a heated bbq and grill for 3-4 minutes each side. Remove from heat and shred.
9. Assemble your tacos and garnish with green onions.
Fish Tacos are a great, healthy, easy meal for weeknights – – – especially for Meatless Mondays! T.W.O. spiced up our fish tacos with a homemade Sriracha Yogurt Sauce. It’s a great addition to the tacos and doesn’t mask the taste of the grilled fish. T.W.O. mixed their fish for this meal – they used rock fish and Mahi-mahi. Depending on your taste buds, both fish are a great option. take the taste test and let us know how which one you liked best!
Grilled Fish Tacos with a Sriracha Yogurt Sauce
– 1 pound fresh, wild rock fish
– 1.5 pound fresh, whild Mahi-mahi
– 2 lemons
– 1 cup cabbage, chopped
– 1/2 avocado
– 1 mango, diced
– 1/4 cup greek yogurt
– 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
– yellow corn tortillas
– Krazy Salt
1. Preheat the barbecue to medium heat.
2. While the grill is heating, prep the fish. Wash and clean and place on foil. Season with juice from 1 lemon, salt and pepper. Slice the other lemon and place on top of the fish.
3. Place the foil “tray” on the grill and cook the fish for 5-8 minutes depending on your barbecue.
4. While the fish is cooking, prep your sriracha yogurt sauce. Mix together the greek yogurt and sriracha in a bowl. Set aside.
5. Chop the cabbage, avocados and mango. Set Aside.
6. Remove the fish from the grill and heat the tortillas for 1-2 minutes.
7. To assemble the tacos, place the sriracha yogurt sauce on the tortilla, top with grilled fish and garnish with avocado, mango and cabbage.
8. Ready to chow down!
It’s that day of the week again-Taco Tuesday!! For this week’s taco Tuesday, T.W.O. is featuring their spicy chicken chipotle tacos with a fresh mango salsa. The spice of the chipotle peppers in adobe sauce are complimented well by the zesty, refreshing mango salsa. Try this recipe for your next taco night!
Spicy Chicken Chipotle Tacos with Mango Salsa
-2 Chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
-2 cans Embasa chipotle peppers, in adobe sauce
-2 Mangoes, cubed
-4 Cocktail Tomatoes, chopped
-1/2 of a red onion, chopped
-1 Orange bell pepper, chopped
-1/2 of a lemon
-Salt and Pepper
*T.W.O. uses La Tortilla Factory corn tortillas
- Marinate the chicken breasts with the peppers in adobe sauce for at least 2 hours before cooking.
- To make the mango salsa, cut up the mango, tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, and cilantro. Season the salsa with salt, pepper and the juice of the limes and lemon. Mix and refrigerate until the chicken is done.
- To cook the chicken, begin by slicing the chicken into thin strips.
- Heat up a skillet medium to high heat. Place chicken, along with the remaining of the marinade into the skillet. Cook until chicken is done.
- Heat up the tortillas and plate. Build your tacos by placing the chicken with sauce and salsa on the tortilla. Garish the taco with a slice of avocado.
Taco Tuesday! T.W.O. loves incorporating fresh vegetables in their meals and what better way to complete tacos than making a fresh roasted corn salsa. The sweet, savory grilled steak and the crunch of the corn makes this one of our favorite Taco Tuesday recipes. Grab your friends, chips, salsa and guacamole and getting ready for a real treat!
– 2 ½ pounds flap meat steak
– 2 cups Island Soyaki marinade (Trader Joes)
– 12 green onions
– 4 ears of corn, husked
– 2 Tablespoons olive oil
– 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
– 2 teaspoons lime zest
– 2 Tablespoon lime juice
– 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 can Embasa chipotle peppers, in adobe sauce
– 12 corn tortillas*
– Salt & Pepper to taste
* T.W.O. uses La Tortilla Factory corn tortillas.
Marinate steak for a minimum of 2 hours prior to barbequing. When you are ready to start barbequing, remove the meat from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
In the meantime, brush the corn and green onions with olive oil. Place the corn on the barbeque for about 20 minutes. Make sure you flip the corn so that all sides cook. With 5 minutes remaining add the whole green onions.
Once the corn and green onions are done, remove from grill and replace with the steak. Cook for about 15-20 minutes.
While the steak is cooking, cut the corn off the cob and green onions. Place in a bowl. Mix in cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, lemon juice, chipotle peppers and salt and pepper. Set aside.
Remove the steak from the grill and heat the corn tortillas. Warming up the tortillas is optional. Once done, place the tortillas on a plate. Thinly slice the flap meat and place on the tortillas. Add the corn salsa. That’s a wrap!
Enjoy your Taco Tuesday!