Fish tacos seem to just be starting to get popular over here on the East coast. I guess that's a big assumption, but I hadn't actually had one until about a year ago, which is weird given the fact that I have lived around fresh seafood my whole life here in Florida. As soon as I finished that first fish taco ever, I was immediately sad about all of the fish taco opportunities I had missed all of those years! My family does a lot of saltwater fishing and the only thing better than grilling fish that was swimming around just hours prior is throwing that fresh grilled fish on a tortilla with some toppings! That opportunity for fresh fish again came up this weekend with some Mahi we caught down in the Florida Keys (I know, life is good!). Grilled Mahi makes some of the best fish tacos in my opinion, so I couldn't wait to get the work day over to make my fish tacos.
I like grilled fish for my fish tacos, as opposed to what many consider the more traditional tempura style of fried fish tacos. I feel that marinating the fish, combined with the added taste from the grill really pushes the fish tacos over the top. I'll be borrowing from the cilantro lime grilled fish
marinade recipe we have covered in the past for the fish. While the fish grills, we'll throw together a really easy cream sauce that goes great with the grilled fish and toasted flour tortillas! Let's get started...
This marinade takes only about an hour to work it's magic, do it doesn't take a whole lot of forethought to get some great taste. The lime flavor and a little bit of kick from the jalapenos really sets off the tacos so trust me, it's worth the time and effort! Here's all we need: