Going to give you the secrets to a great fish tacos recipe. You can use just about any type of fish you like for your fish tacos. Cod, snapper, white fish, tilapia, mahi, you choose.
Before you do anything you are going to have to prepare a marinade for the fish. Most white fish is rather bland so that is why we are doing this. We are going to impart some great flavor into our fish via the marinade.
Considering that we want to infuse some great flavor into our fish via the marinade, we need to think what those flavors should be. As in all marinades we are going to add oil and vinegar, a sweetener, and then our flavoring agents. The reason I wrote it like that is hopefully to remind you that marinades are very simple things, with just simple ingredients. Here are some of the flavoring agents which you can use:
- chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- touch of Old Bay Seasoning (to spice it up a bit)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 TB fresh lime juice
2 TB white vinegar
2 tsp lime zest
1 1/2 teaspoons honey (orange is great)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay™
salt & black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
Directions For Your Fish Tacos Recipe
- Mix all the ingrdients for your marinade and then place it in a zip loc bag with your fish and make sure all the fish is coated with it. Zip the bag up and place it in the fridge for about four hours. You do not want to do this too long or the lime and vinegar will start to actually ‘cook’ the fish….and this will turn it mushy.
- Make sure you spray your
- grill really good so your fish does not stick and then you can place your fish on the grill. In this case it is OK to leave the marinade clinging to the fish. You do not need to wipe it off so the fish will be dry because you are not going after grill marks this time. When the fish is done, say about five to six minutes per side, you can break the fish up into chunks and then put however many pieces you like into your hot tortillas along with whatever else you would put on a regular taco. You can add diced avocados, diced tomatoes, cabbage and a nice sauce, a sauce which would go real well with a fish taco recipe. In fact in the next post I will give you a couple of great fish taco sauces which will go really nicely with whatever fish taco recipe you decide to use.