Fish Tacos

I have been meaning to try fish tacos forever.  Well not forever.. ever since a friend mentioned them to me after a trip to San Francisco.

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If you have ever been to San Francisco, you will know that you cannot get a bad meal anywhere.  I mean seriously, I could pick a sandwich out of a garbage can and it would probably taste good… ok well maybe not from inside a garbage can.. maybe just outside it.

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At first I was skeptical.. fish in a taco… meat belongs in a taco… but she did try them in San Francisco…  I was in.

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To be honest it took me a few years to try them.    All the recipes I found just didn’t look right.

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Then I stumbled on to these.  They looked so light and fresh.  Like something I could feel good about eating.  Tasty and healthy… who knew.

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So if you are looking to eat something yummy and still feel good about it.. Try these!

[Adapted from http://kitchensimplicity.com/grilled-fish-tacos/]

1 Tablespoon of Lemon
2 Teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder
1 teaspoon of Cumin
½ Teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
1 pound of Tilapia
4 Eight Inch Tortilla shells

Topping

2 Green Onions Chopped
1 Small Onion Chopped
2 Teaspoon of Lime Juice
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
1 Cup of Shredded Lettuce ( I just chopped mine)

Whisk all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.  Transfer marinade and fish to a Ziploc bag and place in the fridge for 1 hour to 24 hours.

Brush your grill with olive oil or non-stick spray.  Heat up the grill to high.

Mix all the topping ingredients together in a small number, except the shredded lettuce and set aside.

Turn of far left burner on your grill off, or really low and place the fish there.  Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the fish is flaky.

Place the tortilla shells on a plate and wrap with plastic wrap, heat in the microwave for 25-30 seconds.

To assemble taco’s, place tortilla shell on a plate, top with ¼ of the fish and ¼ of the toppings, including lettuce.  Enjoy!

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10 Comments

  1. Fish tacos are easily one of my favorite foods. Yours look great!

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  2. I love fish tacos! Yours look so summery and scrumptious, Tracy!

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  3. I agree with your friend and you on SF and food. You name of the cuisine and you will find it and from authentic to fusion. I am glad you got to make these. We love fish tacos. You should visit SF.

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  4. marcie@flavorthemoments

     /  July 4, 2013

    I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the food is some of the best anywhere. You have one of my favorite things here…fish tacos! So light and fresh – perfect anytime!

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  5. I’m a big fan of tacos!! Wanna try this one out :D

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  6. I absolutely love fish tacos and yours look fabulous! I agree, the food in San Fran is amazing, I visited 3 years ago and would love to go back again some day :) I love the sound of all the spices in this taco and can’t wait to try it out soon. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Hey there! Love the look of this recipe. I tend to inhale fish tacos whole, and this dish looks like a great way to make them myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love fish tacos but have never thought to make my own I will definitely be trying these! Thanks!

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