Grilled Fish Tacos with Corn and Pepitas
- 1 1/2 pounds firm fleshed fish fillet 3/4 inch thick (I like grouper or mahi-mahi)
- olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 ears corn shucked
- 2 tomatoes 1/4" dice
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- 12 corn tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cabbage coleslaw mix works well, too
- 2 limes cut into wedges
- 1/4 cup pepitas or roasted pumpkin seeds
For the crema sauce
- 1 cup light sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder substitute with regular chili powder
- Preheat your outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
- Roll each ear of corn in a damp paper towel. Microwave 2 minutes. Brush olive oil on each ear of corn.
- Brush the fish with olive oil and season with garlic salt and paprika.
- In a bowl, stir together the crema sauce ingredients.
- Brush the grill grates with some olive oil. We'll grill the corn and the fish at the same time. Add the corn onto the grill (rotate frequently during cooking). Grill the fish for 3 minutes each side, taking care not to overcook the fish. During the last minute of grilling, throw the corn tortillas on the grill, flipping halfway.
- Using a serrated knife, cut the kernals off the corn. Assemble tacos with cabbage, a piece of fish, a spoonful of sauce, corn, tomato, a squeeze of lime and a sprinkling of pepitas.
Calories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 41gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 1033mgPotassium: 949mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 835IUVitamin C: 22.1mgCalcium: 161mgIron: 2.5mg
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These fish tacos look amazing and I love all the fresh veggies. The pepitas sound like they will add a fun crunch and they are nutritious so I look forward to trying this fun twist. Pinning now so I can try this recipe soon!
Seriously the best fish tacos Iโve ever had! My husband and I loved them and I will make them over and over again. I showed my mom the recipe and now itโs one of their favorites! Super easy and healthy too! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much!! Jaden
These look so yummy.
These grilled tacos look soooo good!
I made this a little while ago and it was great – thanks!
looks tasty, I have to try this out.
Thank you Jaden,you are a darling !
I used either the 60mm macro or the 50mm 1.8
Lovely pictures as always. Could you please tell me which lens you used for taking photo # 1, i have always tried to get my photos that way without much success. Thank you
These look great! Can hardly wait to try them.
looks divine! im always searching for tasty food that integrate fish in it, since fish is generally quite healthy.
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I LOVE fish tacos and these look perfect!
awesome delicious taco . . . . that piece of grill fish sounds really yummy . . . have a nice time in CluMex .. .. send my regards to Diane too! take care and have fun on whatever you do . . . we boys have been busy till now! ๐
you’re in the sun, i’m in the rain and cold, i want that fish taco now! ๐ hope you have a great time off.
Hope you’re having a great vacation!
bad enough that seafood is expensive here in germany – we are not allowed to grill on our balcony! reason being, it has to be a unanimous vote from the neighbors to allow certain things. we’re not even allowed to have a satellite dish sticking out on our balcony or on the roof. oy…
back when we used to live in MD – we used to grill all the time. even when it was snowing! haha. we miss that. good times.
I already miss our afternoon taco feasts overlooking the Pacific. Thanks to you we had fish tacos off the menu.
I just posted some images from our visit to the market in Zihuatanejo on my blog at http://www.kimsunee.com.
I am so jealous, of Mexico and being able to still grill outdoors. The pumpkin seeds add a nice fall touch to the tacos.
I always wondered if fish tacos were possible and there you have it ๐ I didn’t dare try it because I never see it on Mexican restaurant menus. Looks delish!
Your poor hubby ๐
Your fish tacos look just as good as the ones I remember in Mexico – fantastic!
Welcome home, too …. like I told Diane, “Definitely jealous reading all the tweets & now this fantastic post. Nothing like being in Mexico, on a beach with cold cocktails in hand! Beginning to see a pattern here; did you two even do anything remotely related to cooking or was this the story told to the men! ๐ Okay time to stop reading your blog!
(kidding) .. cant wait to hear rest of the capers!”
I can picture your poor hubs slathered in sunblock while baking in the heat of the grill and your giving him the thumbs up. You’re too much!
Wow Jaden, you could make Burger King look tasty! I’m glad you’re using your powers for good, not evil. Our plates look almost edible here, yum. If anybody has any questions about Verterra plates, just give a holler here, I’ll track comments and get back to you here.
Meanwhile, if you want to see how they went from fallen palm tree leaves to sturdy, toxin free, easy on the eye plates, mosey over here to this photo essay in Time: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1846838,00.html
A tough job, but someone has to do it!!
Great food shots as usual!
Oh MAN! This looks sooo amazing. I love that sauce, too … simple yet flavorful. These tacos have me hugging my computer screen. Loved the story about you and your hubby at party time … I could just picture everyone looking outside while he’s grilling, and them him giving you a thumbs up when you’re stuck inside! Eating one of these tacos would make all of it worth it!
Yum. Have fun in Mexico!
Just when I thought I was sick of tacos! This looks delicious and I love the addition of pepitas!
You had me at the photo. Can I come over for dinner?
Wow! Yummy! Is this the dough that is used in pizzadillas?
you deserved the break… enjoy and cheers to both of you there in mexico… ๐ i love your tacos… ๐
funny story, and oh so true! The dish looks delicious!! thanks
those press trips are the best!! L.O.V.E. them! I’m so glad you and D are having a great time! Have lots of fun and careful with the water, for real… I’ve gone through that….
And wait, have you tried “sopes” there yet? If not, have someone recommend a whole in the wall that serves them. Especially the marlin ones. You’ll like them a lot.
Ohhh yeahhhhh … Jaden you are a legend! Whenever I hit the “argh I don’t know what to do for dinner” wall, you always save me. I am SO making these this weekend. We’re heading into full-on summer BBQ-ing mode here in Western Australia [we don’t have spring & autumn, just winter & summer, the changeover lasts about a week] & these will be a perfect addition & break from red meat overload. Gluten free too, you goddess you! I like the DIY possibilities too, everyone makes up their own – great party idea.
I’m a 4-seasons lovin’ person. I don’t do too well in heat and high humidity! I have a tendency to melt(-down) like chocolate. Right now, the leaves are all turning red and falling and the kids are already gearing up for a chilly Hallowe’en night of trick-or-treating. Fall is my favourite season, but it doesn’t stop me from drooling over tish tacos. Looks good any season!
I love grilling. Nothing says “I love you” like serving food that’s been kissed by fire.
MMM those look amazing. It’s been getting cold in michigan for a few days, then warming up for the next few. I’m not sure if I should make a pot of Guinness stew or grill some brats.
I spent 2 weeks in California, in March, and all I wanted to eat was Fish Tacos. I just love them. Yours looks so yummy. Enjoy your trip and have a drink for me.
This is exactly how it is in Tucson! In summer you can be out in the early, early morning – but after that you’ll get fried. It’s finally time to grill again and I can’t wait to hang out outside! Whoopee to grilled fish tacos!
We love fish tacos at my house, I’ve never added corn though, what a great idea.
These look awesome, I would LOVE these! Nice and simple, too!
Hilarious, sounds like something that would happen in our house (the glare that is!). What an insightful post on Florida life and what Fall means here. With Matt home, every night seems to be grill night (I’m lovin’ it!). These fish tacos look delish! Mexico?! So jealous! Have fun…
Wow…. These sound FAB – they’ll be on the menu next week for us at home. ๐
Have a great trip…
I love fish tacos (but avoided them for so long. The name “fish taco” just doesn’t help, lol)! These look delicious and I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!
This may not sound an elegant enough technique to flourish in front of guests, but if you put one end of that roasted corn cob into the hole in the middle of a bundt pan that you’ve wedged up on top of a dish towel against one corner of your sink, you can cut the kernels off easily without the cob slipping around and all the roasted corn bits fall neatly down into the pan.
Maybe that’s part of what you do back in the kitchen while your hubby and entourage are outside smirking….
Those tacos look so yummy! I crave fish tacos every once in awhile, and yours are making my mouth-water!
Beautifully written, Jaden. I remember once visiting Miami in February, basking in the gorgeous weather and telling a local I wouldn’t mind living thereif for no other reason than to never have to shovel snow again. He reminded me that snow shoveling would be replaced with year ’round lawn mowing.
I love fish and I love tacos, but I’ve never gotten my head around the two combined. Interestingly, though, I recently told my wife that we needed to try fish tacos. I think this may be the recipe to get me there.
Yeah, I KNEW I had reason to be jealous when you IM’d me from there yesterday! I did notice you were up early again this morning. I didn’t IM then … why? BECAUSE I’M FRIGGIN’ JEALOUS!! ๐
Oh, hugs to Diane again … ๐
I’ve had fish tacos once, at a Wahoo’s near the La Brea Tar Pits. They were pretty darn tasty (the tacos, not the tar pits), and since Mary doesn’t like fish and abhors the idea of a fish taco, I may ave to make these sometime when the kids are here. Looks great!
BTW, I hope a coconut drops out of a tree and lands in your morning Margharita. So there. :-p
Hope you’re having a great time! And say hello to Diane for me. I’m totally jealous.
You’re talkin’ to a fish taco fanatic here. Love fish tacos of every kind, and I’ve tried quite a few. Haven’t had one w/ roasted corn or pepitas so that’s a fun and interesting twist.
Wow, your photo skills are now complete! Masterful!
Dude…are you working for AIG? ๐
I love the idea of grilled fish rather than the fried variety that I always make.
Wow this looks so delicious.
I read in dianes place that you all were in Mexico.
I am realy jealous.