Today I am sharing one of my favorite recipes ever – Grilled Fish Tacos.

I have a friend whose mom was a chef at a restaurant. They had the most delicious fish tacos. For years, I begged Mrs. Marisol to give me their fish tacos recipe. She would never write it down for me but finally one day she told me the basic gist of her recipe. She gave me all the ingredients and told me to make it my own. So that’s what I did! I have to admit my version might just give Mrs. Marisol a run for her money!

I could make this once per week and never get tired of it. It’s so light, fresh and absolutely delicious. I have tried all kinds of fish and no matter what I use, it’s still delicious.

Besides tasting delicious, this recipe is incredibly quick and easy. If you are handy with a knife you can probably have this on the table in 30 minutes. I don’t even measure any more…I think I can put this one together in my sleep!

Fire up your grill and give this one a try! Serve it with my guacamole and you’ll have a fabulous meal that you will want to put on your menu again very soon!

This meal is part of the Publix Menu For The Week 4/10 – 4/19 (4/9 – 4/19 for some. Check out the other recipes that I have posted so far:

Simple Grilled Fish Tacos
Author: Michelle
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Serves: 4
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  • 1 pound fish (cod, tilapia or mahi mahi are my favorites)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 – 3 limes
  • 2 cups cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 10 corn tortillas, warmed -[i] I grill mine while I grill the fish![/i]
  1. Place the fish in a bowl and add the cumin, chili powder, Sriracha, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of oil and the juice of one lime.
  2. Toss the fish in the mixture and allow to marinate at least 10 minutes.
  3. While the fish is marinating, make the slaw by combining the thinly sliced cabbage, onion, chopped cilantro, honey, red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of oil, juice of one lime and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning – adding salt and lime juice as needed.
  5. Heat your grill and clean the grates. Oil the grates slightly to help reduce sticking.
  6. Place the fish on the hot grill and allow to cook for about 4 – 5 minutes.
  7. Gently flip the fish and allow to cook another 3 -5 minutes until the fish is cooked through.
  8. Build your taco by adding fish to the warmed tortillas and topping with a big portion of slaw. You can also add avocado, sour cream or any of your favorite fixings.
[i]I recommend trying these tacos before you go overboard with extra toppings. The simplicity of the fish with the slaw is amazing![/i]

Fresh Tilapia Fillets, $6.99/lb
Red Onion, $1
Cabbage, $1.50
Garlic – 75¢
(2) Limes, $1
Cilantro, $1.29
Corn tortillas, $1.50
Avocado, $1.50

This one will cost you about $15.50 which is half the price you’d pay at any restaurant!