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Fish taco

This fish recipe is so versatile, it can be served taco style (with tortilla reflected in the nutritional analysis) or simply as a whole piece of Mexican flavored grilled fish with salsa, guacamole (not reflected in the nutritional analysis). You can grill or broil the fish (see step 3 or 5 accordingly).


  • 2 tsp ground ancho chili powder or regular chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo from the can (with a little sauce), minced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 pounds firm while fish such as haddock
  • About 2 cups shredded cabbage, I like red and green mixed
  • 3-4 limes cut in wedges
  • 12 fresh corn tortillas, can be purchased at any store specializing in Mexican products*


  1. In a small bowl mix together chili powder, cumin, and garlic. Add chili in adobo with a little adobo sauce, mix again, add salt pepper and olive oil, and mix again until a loose paste is formed.
  2. Rub the mixture all over the fish. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes marinating or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator. If in the fridge, bring to room temp while you are preheating the grill (30 minutes).
  3. Preheat the grill to med-high. When the grill is hot, turn one part of the grill on low, leaving the other parts on med-high. The fish will go on the “low” part. Oil the grill grates well using spray or a damp paper towel dipped in vegetable oil and using togs, wipe the grill with the oiled paper towel (generously).
  4. Place the fish on the cooler oiled part of the grill and cook on each side until golden grill marks are formed. About 3-4 minutes per side. Remove to a cutting board and roughly chop.
  5. You can also place the fish on a lightly greased cookie sheet and place under the broiler for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Divide the tortillas into two stacks, wrap in foil and heat on grill for about five minutes.
  7. Each person should top their tacos with a serving of fish, some cabbage, a squeeze of lime, salsa, and guacamole (not reflected in the nutritional analysis) on the side or in the taco.

Serves 6 (2 tortillas with fish each)

* I freeze the corn tortillas so that I don’t have to search for them the day I want them!


About Carolyn Cohen

Carolyn Cohen, Natural Foods Chef, has owned and operated DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School for the last 15 years. DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School specializes in whole natural food HOME cooking, meal panning, and healthy eating. CAROLYN also owns DELICIOUSNUTRITION, a nutrition based culinary school specializing in holistic health and nutrition. Classes focus on clean-eating programs, superfoods and classes targeting specific health concerns and goals. Carolyn, is an Occupational Therapist by training who left her practice to pursue her passion - cooking. She started cooking at a very young age, and takes great pride in planning both simple, everyday meals and menus you can entertain with. Her informative and casual teaching style has inspired people to become great cooks and to enjoy being in the kitchen.

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