Grilled Fish Tacos Baja Style

Marsha Gardner


Another great recipe my son brought back from his travels through Mexico, served with my Spanish Rice and a cold Mexican beer with a wedge of lime...yum.


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1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
white vinegar
2 Tbsp
lime juice, fresh
2 tsp
lime zest
1 1/2 tsp
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
old bay seasoning
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp
hot pepper sauce


1 lb
tilapia fillets, cut into chunks
8 oz
sour cream
1/2 c
adobo sauce
2 Tbsp
lime juice
2 tsp
lime zest
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
old bay seasoning
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


3 medium
tomatoes, diced
1 bunch
cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 small
cabbage head, cored and slices
radishes, sliced
1 small
red onion, diced
jalapenos, fresh, sliced
limes, cut into wedges
10 oz
package flour totillas

How to Make Grilled Fish Tacos Baja Style


  • 1To make the marinade, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, honey, garlic, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning, black pepper, and hot sauce in a bowl until blended.

    Place the tilapia in a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over the fish. Cover, and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.
  • 2To make the dressing, combine the sour cream and adobo sauce in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice, lime zest, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning. Add salt, and pepper in desired amounts.

    Cover, and refrigerate until needed.
  • 3Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Set grate 4 inches from the heat.

    Remove fish from marinade, drain off any excess and discard marinade. Grill fish pieces until easily flaked with a fork, turning once, about 9 minutes.
  • 4Assemble tacos by placing fish pieces in the center of tortillas with desired amounts of tomatoes, cilantro, and cabbage; drizzle with dressing. To serve, roll up tortillas around fillings, and garnish with lime wedges.

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About Grilled Fish Tacos Baja Style

Course/Dish: Fish, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Healthy

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