Grilled Fish Tacos (for 6 servings)
All these ingredients are readily available and make a pleasing casual family dinner. Any meaty white fish does well here. Economical tilapia is ideal. It hasn't much taste on its own but will pick up the bold flavors of this traditional Mexican recipe. *See Calorie Warning below
1 1/2 lbs white fish fillets, tilapia, sea bass, striped bass or other firm fleshed fish suitable for the grates
6 tortillas, corn or flour according to taste
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup mayonnaise, infused with juice of half a lime (low fat mayo ideal here)
1/2 cup onion and cilantro (from marinade ingredients)
1/2 cup salsa verde, store bought
For the marinade
1 cup chopped onion (reserve ½ cup for serving when fish is done)
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro (reserve ½ cup for serving when fish is done)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 Tbs fresh orange juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried cumin
Salt to taste
- Marinate fish up to one hour. Remove from marinade, leave light oil, herbs and aromatics clinging to fish.
- Grill fish over high heat, 2-3 minutes on each side, and move to grill roast if needs more time on the heat, 4-6 minutes till done. Remove fish to a board and roughly chop
- Grill tortillas about half a minute, flipping once to heat through but still very pliable.
- Serve with lime infused mayo on tortillas. Pass around 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup cilantro, avocado slices, cabbage, salsa verde.
*Calorie Warning: I've seen tortillas that weigh in at 250-300 calories, even the smaller ones. Read that label if you want to stay under approximately 2000-2200 calories per day as I recommend for weight maintenance. We enjoy whole grain tortillas from La Tortilla Factory, available nationwide, which are 80-100 calories for most of their delicious varieties.
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