Baja Fish Tacos Recipe
This Baja fish tacos recipe pays homage to the Mexican state of Baja, which is well-known for its delicious seafood take on the traditional Mexican taco. Fish tacos are rapidly gaining popularity because of their unique, fresh taste. Now you can learn how to make delicious Baja fish tacos at home on the grill. Try the following recipe, which uses white fish, well-seasoned with garlic, spices and lime juice, grill the fish and top it off with a cool salsa-sour cream sauce. Delicioso!
Things you’ll need:
- 1 lb. white fish, such as cod
- 8 small flour tortillas
- 1 head of lettuce, chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- Salsa and sour cream
- 1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. Baja seasoning (Caribbean jerk seasoning may be substituted)
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- Pre-heat grill to a medium-high heat. An indoor grill may also be used if no outdoor grill is available. While grill is heating, cut fish into eight equal pieces.
- Create your marinade. Mix together the olive oil, Baja seasoning, garlic and lime juice. Add salt to taste.
- Place fish pieces in large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over pieces, seal the bag and turn/shake the bag to ensure all pieces are completely coated in marinade.
- Place fish pieces on grill. Use a grill basket to avoid having fish fall apart while cooking. If using an indoor grill, do not close the top. Cook each side of the fish for about two minutes. When flipped, the fish should have distinct grill lines and should be completely white.
- Mix salsa and sour cream (ratio 1:1) together in bowl. Add cilantro and blend. Set aside.
- Arrange tortillas on a flat surface and place a handful of shredded lettuce in the middle of each tortilla. Layer a piece of cooked fish on top, then top with salsa/sour cream mixture.
- Enjoy your delicious homemade Baja fish tacos!
- Give your fish tacos more of a Tex-Mex flare by adding plenty of shredded cheese and guacamole.
- For taco recipes, any firm, white fish will work well. Try tilapia, catfish or red snapper.