Grilled Tilapia Soft Tacos

Grilled Tilapia Soft Tacos Recipe
Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Lynn Miller
Marinating tilapia filets in a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, and spice gives the fish tacos a signature bold flavor. Dress the tacos with avocado or queso fresco to temper the acidity.
16 tacos (serving size: 1 taco)

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1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pounds tilapia fillets (about 6)
Salt and pepper
16 soft corn tortillas


Prep: 5 Minutes
Marinate: 20 Minutes
Cook: 6 Minutes

1. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin and garlic. Season fish on all sides with salt and pepper and place in a dish large enough to hold in a single layer. Pour marinade over fish, cover and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Preheat gas grill to medium, or preheat broiler to high and set rack 6 inches from source of heat. Remove fish from marinade and grill or broil until flaky, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes, then cut into chunks. Season with salt, pepper and additional lime juice, if desired.

3. Warm tortillas as package label directs. Serve tilapia with tortillas.

Created date

May 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 144
Fat 6 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 159 mg