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Tomorrow kicks off Memorial Day weekend and if you want to find me, I’ll be the girl hanging out on my newly redecorate balcony with a glass of Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria in one hand and one of these tasty tacos in the other hand!
That’s right, my total balcony remodel is complete! I’ve been sharing sneak peeks on my Instagram page, but I’m so excited to share the finished product with you all today!
I fell in love with this World Market Praiano Outdoor Bar Table and Stools earlier this spring when I was browsing around online for a new table and stools for my balcony.
Having a wrap around balcony with beautiful San Diego views is amazing, but it’s also rather difficult to furnish! Instead of having a traditional square or rectangle shaped balcony, my balcony consists of two sides that are long and narrow.
When I decided to redecorate this spring, I was surprised at how difficult it was to find an outdoor bar table that was tall enough to come up to the railing, yet also small enough to fit on a narrow balcony. When I saw this table on WorldMarket.com I immediately fell in love! Not only did it fit perfectly with the dimensions of my balcony, it was absolutely beautiful and affordable!
I couldn’t stop there though, I saw the matching Praiano Outdoor Occasional Bench and I had to have it! I hurried out to check the measurements of the other side of my balcony and it was a perfect fit!
Talk about cozy! I added a few gorgeous World Market Outdoor Throw Pillows for a pop of color and extra coziness and I actually considered sleeping out there the first night I had it, haha!
Now that I had found the perfect furniture to dine, drink and relax on my balcony, it was time to decorate! In addition to the pillows I added two matching Orange & Ivory Bungalow Mats under the couch and table. They add beautiful color to the balcony and are so comfy to walk on with bare feet… because shoes are so overrated 😉
I added a Baltic Blue Drum Stool to the corner of the balcony for even more color, and to use for additional seating or as a side table while relaxing on the couch.
If you’re looking to fill a small balcony or patio with beautiful, yet affordable, outdoor furniture this summer, be sure to check out all that World Market has to offer!
Now, of course, one of my favorite things to do on the balcony is grill, so to celebrate the completion of my beautiful newly redecorated balcony, I grilled up some delicious fish tacos!
I created a slightly spicy cilantro, lime, jalapeño marinade for the fish, then grilled it up on my new Mini BBQ Grill from World Market!
The fish was so flavorful, it was hard not to eat it all before it actually made it’s way into a taco!
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 jalapeno (minced)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves (chopped)
- 1 lb mahi mahi
- 8 small corn tortillas
- 2 avocados (diced)
- 1 cup cabbage (shredded)
- 1 cup pico de gallo
Whisk the olive oil, lime juice, lemon juice, chipotle powder, cumin, salt, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro together in a small bowl.
Place the fish in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the fish.
Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.
Preheat the grill to a medium temperature.
Remove the fish from the refrigerator and grill, skin side down, for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Use a fork to lightly pull the fish right off the skin.
Place the tortillas on the grill for 20 seconds. Fill the tortillas with the fish and top with the avocado, cabbage and pico de gallo.
I drizzled a little sriracha on top, because, well, I love sriracha!
I took these babies out on to the balcony and chowed down on Taco Tuesday!
Looking for more great recipes to grill on your balcony or patio? There are dozens to choose from on the new “grilling” page on the blog!
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free when served on corn tortillas.