Chinese BBQ Spiced Halibut Mini Tostadas with Sweet Chili Chunky Salsa and Spiked Creamy Guacamole!
What’s Merry cooking today? Chinese BBQ Spiced Grilled Halibut Mini Tostadas with Sweet Chili Chunky Salsa and Spiked Creamy Guacamole! Grilled Chinese BBQ spiced rubbed Halibut sinks into a combo of Sweet Chili Sauce peppers, cherry tomatoes, tomatillo and scallions. Top off these mini tostadas with chili spiked avocado sour cream for a delicious guacamole! Simply delicious!
This post is a part of the The Serious Foodie Blogger Recipe Challenge! 50 bloggers were invited to take the challenge and were provided finger-licking delicious rubs and spicy condiments. Our mission: To WOW the judges! So let’s GO… Let’s Cook up some creative deliciousness!
ABOUT SERIOUS FOODIE
Serious Foodie was founded in 2014. The founder’s food and travel blogs caught the attention of friends and family. Their fans requested to hear more about their foodie experiences as they traveled the world. So they began to share!
Their culinary approach is to make artisan small batches, keeping an eye on the quality of each and every ingredient. Get this; they even care about the source of their salt. They look to use at least one ingredient in each product that is region-specific. So cool!
Serious Foodie signature sauce line comes directly from places the founders have traveled. Each country visited meant a new flavor combination to add to their line. Their palates expanded as chefs from around the world shared their secret flavor combinations. “The goal is to make home gourmet cooking simple and interesting.”
Serious Foodie’s rubs, marinades, and spices do not include MSG nor a list of preservatives I cannot pronounce.
WHAT’S THE MERRY REVIEW ABOUT SERIOUS FOODIE PRODUCTS
As stated above I appreciate the ingredient list on Serious Foodie Products! For example, check out the ingredients in the two products I am using in the recipe below.
Serious Foodie Chinese BBQ Spice Rub
I love sweet heat and this is what happens when you sprinkle Serious Foodie Chinese BBQ Spice Rub on fish, steak, poultry or tofu! This rub invites you on a culinary adventure with your palate without leaving the comforts of your home! Chinese BBQ Rub brings the flavors of Sichuan cooking to your kitchen.
Let’s face it, halibut has a mild flavor. The challenge with using a rub on fish is to compliment the mild flavor without drowning it in spicy heat. Chinese BBQ Spice Rub works so well on fish bringing sweet heat that compliments not commands! Breaded fried fish would do well with this rub, as well. And oh, give your stir-fry dishes a boost with Chinese BBQ Spice Rub! Yep, the rub isn’t only for rubbing for sprinkling too!
Whatever food you are making with Chinese BBQ Spice Rub the paprika in the rub will give your dish eye-appealing beauty.
Serious Foodie Chinese BBQ Spice Rub Ingredients: Demerara sugar, sesame seeds, paprika, sea salt, ground ginger, honey powder, bird chili powder, star anise, Sichuan pepper, ground organic coriander, tangerine peel, cloves, cinnamon, roasted garlic powder, and soy sauce powder.
Serious Foodie Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce
Have you had Vietnamese sweet chili hot sauce from the grocery store? I have too but never I prefer Serious Foodie Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce! Why you may ask? The ingredients, flavor, and texture, is my answer! The Sweet Chili Hot Sauce from the market has modified starch in it while Serious Foodie uses pectin. Serious Foodie’s sweet chili hot sauce had balanced the vinegar, water, sugar and Fresno chilies to perfection. I also appreciate the notes of garlic, fish sauce, and salt.
Serious Foodie Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce is gluten-free, and focuses on the flavors of our proprietary fresh chilies; sweet and garlic-y! I added the chili sauce to sweet peppers, tomatillo before adding the lightly fried halibut. My deliciousness; the sweet chili veggie medley with halibut could stand as a dish without the taco increments. I will definitely make it again!
Serious Foodie Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce ingredients: vinegar, water, sugar, Fresno chilies, garlic, fish sauce, salt, pectin.
I am eager for you to make Chinese BBQ Spiced Grilled Halibut Taco with Sweet Chili Chunky Salsa and Spiked Creamy Guacamole! Let me know what you think!
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Chinese BBQ Spiced Grilled Halibut Mini Tostadas with Sweet Chili Chunky Salsa and Spiked Creamy Guacamole!
Course: Entree or Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
For Chines BBQ Spiced Halibut Tostadas:
2-3 tablespoons Serious Foodie Chinese BBQ Spice Rub
12-16 ounces 1-inch or more thick halibut, cut into 2-inch wide steaks
1 tablespoon avocado oil, or preferred cooking oil
8-12 fried corn tortilla shells for tostadas
For Sweet Chili Chunky Salsa:
1/2 tablespoon preferred cooking oil
3 oz (1/2 jar) Serious Foodie Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce
1 cup cut multi-colored cherry tomatoes
1 cup sliced multi-colored mini peppers
1 1/2 cup cut tomatillos
1 cut lime or lemon
For Spiked Creamy Guacamole:
1 tablespoon cup Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce, more if you wish
1 cup roughly mashed avocado
1/2 cup sour cream
Pinch of salt
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
Lime or lemon slices
To make Chinese BBQ Spiced Halibut Tostadas: Generously rub Serious Foodie Chinese BBQ Spice Rub on both sides of halibut. Drizzle with avocado oil. Set aside.
Fry corn tortilla shells for tostadas if prepared tostada shells are not being used.
In a skillet or grill pan, over medium high heat, cook the seasoned halibut for 4 minutes on each side, or until the center is white and opaque. Tip: If the fish has browned but does not flake easily, continue to cook on low for a few minutes, turning the fish over every minute. Meanwhile, prepare the warm sweet chili chunky salsa.
To make Sweet Chili Chunky Salsa: In a skillet, over medium heat, drizzle 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil. Add Serious Foodie Sweet Chili Hot Sauce, tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, and scallions. Sauté 2 minutes, stirring frequently, or until chunky salsa is slightly softened. Add a pinch of salt or to taste.
Transfer cooked halibut to skillet and wedge the filets into the tomato mixture. Squeeze lime over fish and chunky sauce. Keep warm. Right before serving, break fish into chunks, and lightly spoon chunky salsa over the halibut.
To make Spiked Creamy Guacamole: Combine Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce, avocado, sour cream, and salt into a mini food processor bowl or bowl for immersion blender, and blend until smooth. Transfer to a small serving bowl and sprinkle with Serious Foodie Chinese BBQ Spice Rub and cilantro.
To serve: Spoon Sweet Chili Chunky Salsa with Chinese BBQ Halibut onto a crispy corn tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce and chopped cilantro. Spoon on Spiked Creamy Guacamole and serve with lime or lemon wedges. Serve with extra Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce and Creamy Guacamole.