Spicy Hot Grilled Fish Taco Recipes

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A good taco place is ultimately chosen based on preference. Some tacos are not hot enough, while others are not as healthy for whatever your living style is. But with both a hot and deliciously enriching taco recipe, you will never have to go wandering the restaurants again. A good grilled fish taco may just be what you need. Check out these two special recipes for your next taco Tuesday.


Chipotle-Lime Fish Taco



Searching for a spicy taco lover's dream meal? Look no further than the Chipotle-Lime Fish Taco. This tropical beauty offers an enjoyable blend of sweetness and spice. To make it, you will first need 1 pound of chopped tilapia fillets. From there you will have to marinade it. The marinade will include the following ingredients: 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce, ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon of cumin, ½ teaspoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of seafood seasoning, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 ½ teaspoons of honey, 2 teaspoons of lime zest, ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil, and 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice. Once you’ve whisked it all together into a marinade, pour it over the tilapia. Then you will have to cover and refrigerate it for 6 – 8 hours. While the tilapia is in the fridge, take the time to prepare the dressing. The dressing will require a mix of 8 ounces of light sour cream and ½ cup of adobo sauce (from chipotle peppers). Take this mix and add the following: 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 2 teaspoons of lime zest, ¼ teaspoon of cumin, ¼ teaspoon of chili powder, and ½ teaspoon of seafood seasoning. Stir this mixture together, then add any reasonable level of pepper and salt that you prefer. Cover it and then refrigerate until later. Now we can start up the grill. Preheat your grill (must be outdoors) on high and then lightly oil the grate. Place the grate 4 inches from the heat, and then go get the fish. Take the tilapia out of the marinade and drain off any excess marinade. Grill the chopped portions of tilapia until they are easily flaked. To do this, use a fork turning once for a total of 9 minutes. After that, the tilapia pieces will be ready for the tortillas. Take whatever toppings you prefer and add the dressing.


White Grilled Fish Taco



Another taco that will melt your taste buds (and possibly set them aflame) is the Grilled White Fish taco. In order to cook up this beauty, you will first need to choose which kind of white fish you’d like. Let’s go with orata as an example. Once you have 1 pound of orata, preheat the oven to a medium-high level. Next you will put the pound of orata in a medium-sized dish, which will allow you to whisk onto the dish the following ingredients: ¼ cup of canola oil, ¼ cup of chopped cilantro leaves, juice from 1 lime, 1 chopped jalapeno, and 1 tablespoon of ancho chili powder. Once all of those have been poured on the fish, be sure to marinate for 15-20 minutes. From there you will take the orata and move it to you hot grill. Make sure the flesh side is down. Once you have grilled it for four minutes, flip it to the other side and grill for 30 seconds. Then remove the orata, let it breathe for 5 minutes, and then flake it using a fork.


After that, you will need 8 flour tortillas. Grill the tortillas for 20 seconds each, and then place the divided orata onto each tortilla. From there, you can customize the toppings to your pleasing. The recommended options include: sauce No. 10, sour cream, sliced red and/or green onions, pureed tomato salsa, chopped cilantro leaves, and shredded white cabbage. If you are looking to experiment with the taste of your meals, please see our shop for more varieties of hot sauces.

Rick Turner