We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo (and Taco Tuesday) with Baja Grilled Fish Tacos in our CI Kitchen with guest chef, Anita Dukeman.
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Baja Grilled Fish Tacos
For the Fish Marinade:
1 pound tilapia fillets or white fish of choice, cut into chunks
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay™ brand
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
For the Chipotle Cream Sauce:
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream or plain Greek yogurt ½ to 1 adobo pepper from canned adobo pepper with chipotle sauce, chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons lime zest (optional but so good) 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (Old Bay) salt and pepper to taste
For the Cabbage Slaw:
5 cups shredded red cabbage (about 1 head of cabbage) 3 Tablespoons minced red onion 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro 1 (10 ounce) package corn or flour tortillas 3 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced 2 limes, cut in wedges 2 avocado, diced (optional)
Directions For Marinade: WHISK together the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, honey, garlic, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning, black pepper, and hot sauce in a bowl until blended. PLACE fish in a shallow dish. POUR marinade over the fish. COVER and REFRIGERATE 6 to 8 hours.
For the Chipotle Sauce: To make the dressing, COMBINE the sour cream or Greek yogurt and adobo sauce in a bowl. STIR in the lime juice, lime zest, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning. ADD salt and pepper to taste. COVER and REFRIGERATE until needed.
For Cabbage Slaw: COMBINE the cabbage, red onion, and cilantro in a medium bowl. ADD just enough Chipotle Sauce to coat. SET ASIDE.
Grilling the Fish: REMOVE fish from marinade. DRAIN off any excess marinade and DISCARD marinade.
GRILL fish until easily flaked with a fork, turning once, about 7-9 minutes (depending on thickness)
SERVE the Grilled Fish on a softened corn or flour tortilla topped with Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle Sauce, tomatoes or salsa of choice, avocado, and a squeeze of lime.