These fish tacos are incredible! They are quick and super easy to make. Everone loves them! They were such a hit with the family and friends I've made them 4 times in the last six days! The first time I used fresh tilapia but since then I've used frozen tilapia from Trader Joes and Stater Brothers. To save time I use packaged shreded cabbage/coleslaw. Otherwise I've followed the recipe as written and every time they've been excellent!
Grilled Fish Tacos
From EatingWell: May/June 2010
Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill it instead. Make sure the fillets are no more than 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick so they cook quickly. Sometimes flipping fish on the grill can be tricky since the fish can stick to the grill or fall apart. The solution is to invest in a grill basket that easily holds 4 to 6 fish fillets and secures the fish in the basket for easy flipping. If you don’t have a grilling basket, make sure the grill is hot and well oiled before adding the fish.
27 Reviews for Grilled Fish Tacos
This was tasty, quick and easy! We were to lazy to fire up the grill so my husband just pan fried. I added a little red onion and cayenne just to give it an extra zip. As others said; the coleslaw really makes this - excellent. A great week night dinner!
I've made fish tacos at home before but these were PHENOMENAL! The rub/adobo is soooo tasty and makes this dish. The slaw sent it over the top! I didn't even make it ahead of time, I just made it while the fish was marinating in the rub. It was still delicious. I could even see tweaking it by adding some heat with either chopped serrano or jalapenos. We had our meal with some mexican beer and it was a perfect little dinner. YUMMM!
My wife is not a fish eater but she agreed to try these tacos because, well, she's my wife. By her third taco I knew she was a convert. We've now had them several times and its's become a regular in our meal rotation. The hardest prt w finding good dorado (mahi). It turns out that the vacuum sealed frozen filets from Trader Joes are really good! That makes this whole dish so much easier since we can plan and buy for it in advance.
NOTE: the slaw really should be made in advance so the favors can meld. Ad it's really easy to go overboard on the lime in the slaw, so be careful. I'd rather have the slaw a little less citrus and just squeeze a little fresh lime on the taco. Oh, and you MUST use small corn tortillas. Anything else is just not right.
I love this recipe. I actually used it for a client who had diabetes. The rub has become a staple and I've used it in ground meat for burgers, slatheredon whole chickens that were roasted. It's virtually a staple in our home.