Friday, May 3rd, 2013 | posted by mike
Once again Cinco de Mayo is upon us! Time to kick up some good mariachi music and enjoy some fine Mexican food and drink. We have some great recipes for you to try on this site: red snapper Veracruz, shrimp quesadillas, Island fish fajitas, salmon quesadillas, pico de gallo, pineapple salsa, mango salsa and fish tacos. We even have a good margarita recipe! This year I thought I’d try to come up with a dish that would be something a little different. I remembered seeing lots of ray in the fish markets (pescadería) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. These ray they called mantarraya, (not the giant manta ray species), were very similar to our skate and seemed to be quite popular at the market.
We received some super fresh skate at the market so I brought some home to try and come up with a Mexican style dish using them. The fillets with their beautiful fan like shape when put together side by side made a circle shape that (with a little stretch) kind of resembled a tortilla. What if I made a nice shrimp stuffing and made tacos using the skate fillets as the tortilla? Well the dish didn’t turn out to be finger food like tacos, but this shrimp stuffed skate over tomato and chilies in adobo turned out great! ¡Buen provecho!