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Try these tacos with a twist: Red snapper

In this special weekly feature, TODAY food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.THIS WEEK: Red Snapper Tacos by chef Chris Santos of The Stanton Social in New York CityThis week's “stolen” recipe comes courtesy of chef Chris Santos of

In this special weekly feature, TODAY food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.



THIS WEEK: Red Snapper Tacos by chef Chris Santos of The Stanton Social in New York City

This week's “stolen” recipe comes courtesy of chef Chris Santos of The Stanton Social in New York City. As sustainability is a growing concern for food enthusiasts, avoid imported red snapper and opt for red snapper from the northwest Hawaiian Islands instead. Or better yet, substitute catfish or wild striped bass for the red snapper. This quick and simple dish is perfect for sharing with your family on a busy weeknight or with your friends on a lazy weekend afternoon.

About the chef: As a teenager working in his hometown of Bristol, R. I., chef Chris Santos was drawn to the creative and chaotic world of the kitchen. The constant racket of plates being jostled, fresh ingredients dancing over searing flames, and the pirate-like swagger of his mentor and chef all conspired to set his career course before he was old enough to drive. He later honed his craft, palate and style through his travels to Europe and in the United States.

As an entrepreneur, chef Santos has even crossed over into the fashion world; he is currently developing “Daredevil Chefwear,” a rock ’n’ roll-inspired line of chef apparel, with tattoo artist Michelle Myles.

Chef Santos, with two decades of experience, has put together a creative, multicultural, 50-item share-plate menu that features something for everyone at The Stanton Social. His menu, designed for sharing, reflects his playful creativity and passion for bringing cooking and entertaining together to provide a truly unique experience.

Red Snapper Tacos is served at The Stanton Social for $9. The recipe serves six.

Red Snapper Tacos

By chef Chris Santos of The Stanton Social in New York City

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99 Stanton Street

New York, NY 10002

(212) 995-0099

www.thestantonsocial.com

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