Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Salsa

Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Salsa

I apologize for my absence the last while. Some unexpected events have occurred and I haven’t been able to keep up my posting schedule. Peach Monday, which was missed this week (sorry!), will be posted on this coming Monday. My posting may be a little erratic over the next couple of weeks and I hope you’ll be patient with me. I promise to fill you in as soon as I can but for now, here is the post that I had been hoping to do before Fathers Day.

I grew up with three brothers, which means I got the coveted title of “Daddy’s Girl” all to myself. And, I’ve always been very proud of it. My Dad and I are a lot alike and he always seems to know what’s going on in my head. He’s always been there for me, to help me be a better person, to remind me to always do my best no matter the results, and to teach me to let go of things that are not perfect.

He is a man of utmost integrity. His heart is more pure then anyone I have ever met. His desire for what is right and true in this world has been such an inspiration to me. I often cringe at the way fathers are portrayed today, as whit-less, lying, always up to no good men, because I feel like it takes away from the men who are doing it right. My Dad is one of those men. He’s humble enough to admit when he’s wrong, strong enough to make the right decisions, and courageous enough to stand up for what’s right. He is one of my favourite people in the world and he’s my hero!

Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Salsa

Me & Dad/Max & Grandpa

My Dad is my favourite person in the world to cook for. He’s adventurous in the kitchen, always gives his honest opinion and is simply not picky. When I was trying to think of something to make for him for Fathers Day from afar I new it had to be something fishy because he loves to cook with fish.

These Grilled Fish Tacos were perfect. White fish doused in a tex-mex marinade, grilled until flaky tender and then topped with a fresh salsa that’s vibrant and light. It was absolutely delicious even for this on-the-fence fish eater.

Happy Fathers Day Dad! Your honesty and love light up my life. I love you!

Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Salsa

Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Salsa
 
Use gluten free or corn tortillas if making gluten free. If you prefer you can bake these in the oven at 400ºF for the same amount of cooking time. No need to flip.
Ingredients
Fish
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound white fish fillets (such as halibut or tilapia)
Salsa
  • 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
To serve
  • 8- 6 inch corn or flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
Instructions
Fish
  1. Mix together all ingredients, except fish to make marinade. Add fish and marinate for 15-30 min.
  2. Grill fish on a lightly greased grill over medium high heat for 6-10 minutes or until cooked through and flakes easily with fork. Flip halfway through cooking time.
Salsa
  1. Mix together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Adapted from My Recipes