How To Make Grilled Fish Tacos
Get your family to eat and enjoy fish when you learn how to make grilled fish tacos. Have homemade Mexican food dinner by serving a flour tortilla topped with grilled fish, garnished with spicy chopped vegetables and sour cream.
To make grilled fish tacos, you will need:
- 1 pound flaky white fish, mahi mahi or orata
- 8 flour tortillas
- ½ head cabbage, shredded
- 1 cup sour cream, regular or light
- Red onion, finely chopped
- Green onions, sliced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- ¼ cup oil
- Juice of a lime
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Chili Cream Sauce:
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon chili sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- Prepare the ingredients for the grilled fish tacos. Shred the cabbage. Finely chop the red onion and slice the green onions. Wash, core, and dice the tomatoes. Chop the fresh cilantro leaves.
- Mix the fish marinate. Combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, jalapeno, and cilantro in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Place the fish pieces in a baking dish and cover with marinate. Marinate the fish for at least twenty minutes before grilling.
- Mix the chili cream sauce. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, chili sauce, and hot sauce in a bowl a mix until smooth. Salt to taste.
- Grill the fish. There are several ways to grill fish to fish tacos. Preheat your outdoor grill, scrape it clean with a wire brush, lower the heat, and brush on a thin layer of oil on the grill. Place the fish in the middle of the grill and cook for two minutes, then turn over with a spatula. Continue cooking until the fish is firm and white. Cooking times vary depending on the thickness of the fish. You can cook the fish on an indoor grill on in a grilling pan. Place the grilled fish in a bowl and flake apart with a fork. Salt to taste.
- Garnish for grilled fish tacos. Combine red and green onions, cilantro, lime juice, and diced tomatoes in a bowl and mix.
- Make grilled fish tacos. Heat the tortilla directly on the stove burner on high for 5 seconds on each side. If your stove is electric, heat in a hot skillet for five seconds on each side. Place the grilled fish in the middle of the taco. Cover the fish with chili cream sauce. Add garnish mixture and cover with shredded cabbage and sour cream. The recipe makes eight grilled fish tacos.
- Cabbage can be replaced by shredded lettuce for a milder taste. Grated cheddar or jack cheese makes a great garnish for grilled fish tacos.
- Fish can fall apart easily on the grill. If you are using a soft type of fish it is best to broil in it a pan.
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