If you haven’t guessed by all the fish taco recipes on here, I LOVE fish tacos! I simply can’t get enough of them. I think I have enough fish taco recipes that I could have a different fish taco every day of the summer.. and believe me, if that were the case I wouldn’t be complainin’. These mahi mahi tacos are so delicious and the perfect summer dinner!
The trick for good fish tacos? Good fish. Get the freshest fish you possibly can… if you can’t get fresh fish, get it frozen. The ones at the grocery store that are packaged up and look fresh, probably aren’t. They have probably been frozen before. Ask the people in your meat department if they had been previously frozen. If they have, ask for filets that are STILL frozen and then go home and keep them frozen until you are ready to thaw them. Is this making sense? You don’t want your fish frozen, then thawed, then frozen again, then thawed. That will make your fish taste gross. Ok onto the recipe now…
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place fish in a medium size dish and sprinkle with Kosher salt. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, jalapeno, garlic, oregano and cilantro and pour over the fish. Let marinate for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the fish from the marinade place onto a hot grill (flesh side down if flesh is still on). Grill the fish for 7-8 minutes on the first side (or until fish is just opaque) and then flip for 30 seconds and remove. Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork.
- Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for a few seconds. Place fish on tortillas and garnish with any or all of the garnishes.