Grilled or Roasted Fish Taco Recipe

October 1, 2018 1 Comment

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How to Make Faith’s Fabulous Fish Tacos at Home

Over the 4th of July holiday this year, we were in Utah visiting friends and then traveled to Driggs, Idaho to Kaye and Harold’s cattle ranch. Driggs is a small town on the other side of the Grand Tetons from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was the perfect place to be to celebrate our national holiday.

On one of the nights our friend Faith shared her recipe for fish tacos that everyone participated in preparing and then we all sat down in the “barn’s” tack room that doubled as a dining room.

It was an amazing meal filled with oral history from our host’s early days to how he and his son built ranch into the bull breeding establishment it is today. We all could have listened to Harold all night.


Roasted, Not Grilled

Although you can see from the photo of Faith’s recipe, it calls for grilling the fish, we roasted it in the oven. You can cook them either way but I find mahi mahi or tilapia to be somewhat difficult to grill because the fillets are typically very thin and fragile.

You could also try pan frying the fish in a cast iron pan in a little butter and oil. That would give it a slightly different taste but we were cooking for a bunch of people and thought roasting was the best way to go.

Grilled Taco Recipe



Faiths Fish Taco Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 2 tortillas each

Faiths Fish Taco Recipe


1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen tilapia or mahi-mahi.

12 corn tortillas, 6 inch

Red Onion Condiment

1 medium red onion

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

Marinade for fish

Fresh juice of about 4 limes

Magic Redfish seasoning

1/2 bunch chopped cilantro

Olive oil

Crema Sauce

2/3 cup mayonnaise

2/3 cup crema, sour cream or Greek yogurt

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Other Condiments

2 ripe avocados, chopped

4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

Lime wedges

Thinly sliced radishes

How To Prepare At Home

Prepare the Red Onion Condiment

Slice onion crosswise in very thin slices. Heat vinegar, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a small, heavy, non-reactive saucepan until sugar dissolves.

Remove from heat and stir in sliced onion. Let stand about one hour.

Drain the onion prior to serving.

Prepare the Fish Marinade

Mix all the marinade ingredients together to form a wet paste and smear on the fish about 1/2 hour before roasting.

Prepare the Crema Sauce

Whisk together the mayonnaise, crema and lime juice to make the sauce.

Finish & Serve

Grill, roast or pan fry the fish until cooked through and flakey. Roasting should take about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Serve fish in warm tortillas with sauce and other condiments.



Faith's Fish Tacos



Last modified on Sat 29 December 2018 3:36 pm

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  1. Nutritionist Mira says:

    Wow awesome recipe with full of nutrients. As a Nutritionist I appreciate this recipe with all healthy ingredients. Many Thanks for posting this recipe, I will must try to home.

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