Recipe by Gena Knox, Georgia Peach Council
Fish prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
~ 1 ½ cups diced fresh peaches
~ 1 firm, but ripe avocado, diced
~ ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
~ 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
~ ½ small jalapeño, minced
~ Juice of 1 lime, about 3 tablespoon
~ 1 teaspoon cumin
~ 1 teaspoon brown sugar
~ 1 teaspoon ground coriander
~ 2 teaspoons olive oil
~ 1 ½ pounds fresh halibut, catfish, or your favorite fish
Avocado, peeled and sliced thin
1. Combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Prepare grill to medium-high heat. In a small bowl, combine cumin, sugar, and coriander. Brush fish with olive oil and sprinkle with spice mixture. Grill fish on oiled grill grates for 3-5 minutes per side until cooked to your liking. Char tortillas on grill about 10 seconds on each side.
3. Serve tacos with fresh salsa and desired toppings.
Makes: 4 servings
Eat foods high in antioxidants to help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Antioxidants help to keep your body’s cells healthy by preventing or reducing the damaging effect of free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts that are created when your cells use oxygen. Free radicals can damage your body’s cells. Damaged cells increase the risk of developing heart disease, certain types of cancers, and can also depress your immune system. Dark leafy greens, brightly colored fruits, nuts and seeds, are all high in antioxidants. Peaches are a great source of Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps to prevent heart disease.
Georgia State History Fact: 40 different varieties of peaches are grown statewide. Each year, Georgia produces over 130 million pounds of peaches, the official state fruit, between mid-May and mid-August.
Festivals and Events: The Georgia Peach Festival is a week-long festival held in Peach Valley, Georgia.