This recipes has your favorite bold Mexican flavors, chipotle and poblano peppers, with creamy Italian polenta. Talk about fusion! This dish was inspired by a recipe in Cooking Light magazine and my version bumps up the veggies to create a full meal.

Persian Sweet and Sour Fish

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The warm flavors of this Persian fish are perfect for the colder months. The mix of flavors in this recipe, which include fresh ginger, curry powder, tamarind paste, lime and cilantro, is middle eastern cooking at its best. This sweet and sour fish, is more like a fish stew and goes really well with some crusty bread to sop up the sauce. (Adapted from Joyce Goldstein, The New Mediterranean Kitchen)

Fish Tacos

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The first time I learned about fish tacos was when we moved to Colorado – they are a big deal here…Unlike meat tacos, fish tacos are served in a soft corn tortilla, topped with smoky and spicy grilled fish, crunchy slaw, salsa and a lime infused sour cream – which together make the perfect bite. Use your favorite store bought salsa, or try this fresh salsa for an extra treat. (Adapted from Bobby Flay)

Mexican Chicken Salad

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This is a great (almost) no cook meal! I throw this together if I have some leftover grilled chicken and the rest of the ingredients are pantry and produce staples. Arranging it on a platter makes it look as good as it tastes!