Grilled Tilapia Soft Tacos

Grilled Tilapia Soft TacosRecipe
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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Recipe Time

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

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


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


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.


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