Fish tacos have become all the rage in recent years and are a specialty of the Pacific coast of Southern California and Mexico. This is a simple recipe: all the components can be made ahead of time and the fish grilled at the last moment. You can also use halibut, sea bass or tilapia in place of the salmon.

John Ash
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2008
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

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  • Combine oil, chile powder, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture liberally over salmon. Grill the salmon, skin-side down, until it is just cooked through, about 8 minutes. Cut each fillet lengthwise into 2 pieces and remove the skin.

  • To serve, place 2 tortillas on each plate. Evenly divide the fish, Cabbage Slaw, Citrus Salsa and Cilantro Crema among the tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

558.8 calories; protein 31.3g 63% DV; carbohydrates 43.5g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 8.7g 35% DV; sugars 12.2g; fat 30g 46% DV; saturated fat 6.1g 31% DV; cholesterol 83.4mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 1681.6IU 34% DV; vitamin c 102.5mg 171% DV; folate 92.6mcg 23% DV; calcium 152.5mg 15% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 96.7mg 35% DV; potassium 1149.7mg 32% DV; sodium 531.9mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.5mg 46% DV.

Reviews (22)

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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2017
Just made these for my husband and I last night. He said they were the best fish tacos I had ever made. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2017
Wonderful... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
These are VERY good! Made the coleslaw and cilantro crème. Everyone loved them. Will make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2016
These turned out awesome! I skipped making the salsa (I put a favorite hot sauce on the table instead) but did make my own coleslaw and the cilantro crema. I highly recommend making the crema; my husband and I loved it on these tacos! The salmon I used was wild caught Alaska sockeye (by my husband). My husband had removed the skin of the fillets when he processed his catch so I made a little more of the oil and seasoning mixture and brushed both sides of the fillets with it. I then put them on a grill pan and cooked them on our Traeger grill at 450 for about 5 to 8 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets. I made a double batch. The salmon turned out moist and delicious! It would be great just eaten like that with a salad on the side. I flaked it up and we layered it in white corn tortilla taco shells that I had fried up. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2016
Easy Fresh and Tasty Everyone loved these. The only things I would do different/change are (i) I made the cabbage slaw 4 hours in advance and it got a bit wilty so I would wait to make that right before eating (ii) I added a fresh squeezed lime to the crema which gave it some tang and (iii) the citrus salsa was far too much volume for the tacos and the proportions could be cut in half. Minor tweaks to what is a great recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2015
Awesome Used chili flakes in the citrus salsa as well as mixing canned mandarin oranges in with the regular ones. In place of the cabbage slaw since we are not big fans of cabbage we used organic spring greens from the salad section. Phenomenal. Pros: easy Cons: a little messy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2014
I pan fries my salmon since my grill is under a foot of snow. Very delicious I also added thin slices of red apple to the slaw. Made the slaw more amazing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2013
Yummy and easy to make! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2013
Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos This recipes sounds AWESOME! But while in Kauai and Maui I have fallen in love with Ono fish it is soooo good in fish tacos. I have just recently started liking Salmon (but it has to be wild Alaskan salmon) so I am anxious to try this recipe. It is all so healthy and that's what we have been tring to do is eat healthy! Pros: I have jsut learned to like salmon so love getting new recipes for using it. It is so healthy. Cons: Can't think of even one! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was yummy! It is very messy though and to save a few calories I used 1 tbsp of store bought salsa. Andreea Seattle WA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was absolutely delicious. I substituted Cod for the Salmon and since I don't have a grill I broiled it. I will definitely make this again! Karen Manchester NH Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
SOOOOO good! The slaw salsa and crema are fantastic too! Melissa Boulder CO Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Unbelievable!!!! I made these for me and my wife... we loved them so much we made them for our friends at a weekend BBQ. I am constantly getting begged to make "the tacos". Great recipe!! Paul B. Upland CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was very good and easy. I used chili flakes in place of serrano chili. Rebecca Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fantastic! We try to eat salmon weekly and I am always looking for new recipes. This one is the best one yet! My whole family devoured the tacos including my five and three year old children. The combination of the salmon with the slaw and the salsa was just amazing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were excellent! After removing the citrus segments I squeezed the remaining juice into the bowl. I would recommend squeezing the juice out into a separate bowl for a different purpose because there was too much liquid in my salsa. I added cayenne to my salmon spice. For us two oranges and one lime were enough for the salsa. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These are the Best Fish Tacos I have ever tasted!! Those were the exact words I heard from my husband after trying these tacos. My 18 year old called them "The Bomb". My other two children one a seven year old who I have a hard time getting to eat any leafy greens ate the slaw in these tacos no problem and asked for more. I have already made them a second time. I made them just as the recipe listed them. I also served them with the cabbage slaw and cilatro crema but opted not to use the citris salsa just due to personal choice. These are a new family favorite. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
OMG!!!!! soooo yummy!!! the oranges were the hardest to cut away from the membrane so i cheated. Hey extra fiber!!!! I broiled it instead turned out great!! will have these again!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
The best fish tacos. I used Tilapia instead of Salmon and was pleasantly surprised. My 13 year old son loved them too! Four stars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Liked it I think the citrus Liked it I think the citrus salsa was a bit too much in volume for the 8 tacos and too intensly lime flavored. I ultimately reduced it to just 1/2 an orange and 1 lime for just a dash on top of each. As in the recipe it seemed overwhelmingly limey. Better to just have lime wedges on the side for those who want it. For the Cilantro Creme - I added a small clove of garlic pressed fine and mixed well - a nice lift Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Fantastic! Made these tonight and my hubby raved. Made all the accompaniments and enjoyed them as well. We eat salmon once a week and am always looking for new recipes I will definitely be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Try making a watermelon salsa instead: Chile-Roasted Feta and Watermelon Slab http://cuceesprouts.com/2010/10/chile-roasted-feta-and-watermelon-slab/ It will go really well with the fish Read More