Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Grilled Fish Tacos

Have you ever had fish tacos?  I must admit, I was a little hesitant, as I'm picky about fish.  I dared to make these for myself as my first time trying them, as opposed to trying them in a restaurant.  I figured this way I would have a piece of mind as to how everything was made.  I kinda, sorta, fell in love.  So this is my plead to you, try these, and fall in love along with me!
Start up the grill or grill pan to medium high heat.  In a medium bowl whisk together olive oil, garlic, and lime juice.
Add the fish and turn once to coat.  I used cod, but you could also use striped bass.  I used about four pieces and it made around six tacos.  Let sit in the marinade for around five minutes.  Remove from the marinade and let excess drip off. 
Season with salt and pepper and grill until flesh is opaque, around 12 minutes, flipping at least once.  From experience make sure you clean and lightly oil the grill, the fish sticks very easily and can make flipping difficult.
While the fish was marinading and cooking, I cut up 1/2 onion and 1/2 of tomato, and also heated a can of corn on the stove.
I put everything in a small bowl and added a little lime juice to make a kind of corn relish.
Here's the spread!  I mashed up avocado, and added some pepper.  It really added some extra flavor to the tacos.  I cut up some jalapenos (for C, not for me) and the corn relish.  Also had fresh whole wheat tortillas, which is the best way to go!
Once the fish is cooked through, break fish into large pieces with a fork. 
From there assemble your tortillas with the fish, corn relish, avocado, and anything else you'd like to add.  I cooked a whole can of corn so I used the remaining corn as a side.  These were so tasty!  I think it's a great summer dinner, and perfect if you're serving a bunch of people as you can pre-make everything and make a buffet.  I'll be making these again, and falling even more in love...
Happy Hump Day!

Grilled Fish Tacos
Adapted from: Everyday Living Magazine
Makes 12 tacos *I cut in half and it made exactly 6.
vegetable oil, for grill
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/4 pounds skinless white fish fillets, cod or striped bass
salt and ground pepper
12 corn tortillas, warm
can of corn
1/2 medium tomato, finely chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
lime juice to taste

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat. 
Make sure grill is clean and lightly oiled.
In a medium bowl whisk together olive oil, garlic, and lime juice.
Add fish and turn once to coat; let sit for 5 minutes.
Remove fish from marinade and let excess drip off.
Season with salt and pepper and grill until opaque through, around 12 minutes, flipping at least once.
With a fork break up fish into large pieces and serve with tortillas and relish.
For the relish: Add all ingredients together in a small bowl and toss together.
Assemble fish, relish, avocado, and any other ingredients you like on the tortilla and enjoy!



  1. I've always been a little hesitant about the fish taco idea, too. Yes to fish, yes to tacos, but the combination is a little frightening. Thanks for your inspiration--perhaps one day I'll be brave enough! :)

  2. mmmm fish tacos? mexican and fish? this sounds amazing!

  3. Jess - You can do it! They're so good you'll be upset it took you this long to try them. Good luck :)

    ATF - They are delicious, I hope you have the chance to try them. Thanks for stopping by!