Fish Tacos

We had the extreme pleasure of going on a cruise last year for our anniversary.  We didn't get a honeymoon, so this was kind of our belated honeymoon.  We LOVED it.  I would recommend cruising to anyone.  We went from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta and back.  

One of the things we were most looking forward to was the food.  (I know, shocking, right?)  When we stopped in both Cabo and PV, we ate fish tacos.  We tried to have a different type every time so that we could really sample a bit of everything.  We had shrimp tacos in Cabo, smoked marlin tacos and white fish tacos in PV.  We loved fish tacos before we left, but since then, we crave them constantly.  And I'm sorry, but I have to have them with homemade tortillas now.  They just aren't the same as store bought.  Ah-mazing.  

Now, I should give you a heads up - the sauce for these tacos has some heat.  If you don't like a ton of heat, you can decrease the amount of adobo sauce you use.  But I love the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce because of the smokiness they bring to your taco.  Also, I seriously do not put much on my taco - just enough to give it a zing and a mmmmmm, but that's it.  But again, don't be afraid to use the adobo sauce, just decrease by 1 Tbs. if you don't like a lot of heat.

Fish Tacos


Fish Marinade:
1 lb. tilapia
3 Tbs. olive oil
3 Tbs. lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt

6 oz. greek style plain yogurt
2 Tbs. pureed chipolte peppers in adobo sauce
2 tsp. lime juice
2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro

Flour tortillas
Monterey Jack cheese
Shredded Cabbage
Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Lime Wedges


1. Combine ingredients for sauce in a bowl and stir well until combined.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Combine fish, oil, lemon juice, and salt in a ziploc bag and allow to marinade for 20-30 minutes, turning frequently.

3. Preheat grill over medium heat.  Grill fish for 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through (fish will start to separate when cooked through).   

4. Flake the fish with a fork.  Place on a tortilla and add the sauce and choice of toppings.

Serves 6