Grilled Fish Tacos with Jicama Slaw

Julia Ferguson

By
@judyjellybean

These little tacos are so good. When I first tried them, my husband was skeptical, but he loved them. The mild fish lets the spices shine through. Next time I want to try with shrimp.
I got this recipe from a fellow member, Grandpa Skip. He had posted the original recipe on another website, we were members of. I have changed it a little, to my liking. Grandpa Skip's source was Weber's Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance.


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Method:

Grill

Ingredients

FOR THE FISH:

1/2 c
vegetable oil
3 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
5 tsp
ancho chili powder
1 1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp
fresh minced garlic
4-6
talapia, filets

FOR THE SLAW:

8 oz
jicama, peeled and coarsely shredded
1 medium
carrot, coarsely shredded
1 small
red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, thinly sliced
1 small
red onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
kosher salt (i left out)
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1/2
jalapeno pepper, stem, seeds and veins removed, small dice
1 tsp
fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

NOTE: MAY WANT TO ALSO ADD FINELY SHREDDED RED CABBAGE AND A DASH OF ANCHO CHILI POWDER TO SLAW

soft or hard shell corn tortillas or flour tortillas

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium bowl combine the slaw ingredients. Place in fridge, until ready to serve.
2
For the Fish: 30 minutes prior to grilling. In a medium size bowl, combine the first 5 indredients. Pour into ziplock bag and place fish fillets in bag. Gently massage fillets until coated with marinade. Place in fridge no longer than 30 minutes.
3
Prepare grill for direct cooking over high heat (450-500 degrees F. Remove fish fillets from marinade and place on oil rubbed grill grate. Grill fish over direct heat with lid closed as much as possible, until fish begins to flake, about 6-8 minutes. Turn only once. Remove from grill and break into 1 inch pieces.
Serve on warmed soft or hard shell corn tortillas with your favorite condiments and Jicama Slaw

Fish can also be cooked on stove top in grill pan.
Do not reuse marinade, once fish is removed throw marinade away.
4
When grilling on outdoor grill grate, may want to use a fish basket as fish could flake apart and fall through grate.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy