Poblano Fish Tacos

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

Try this twist: Top with crumbled queso fresco (fresh Mexican cheese) for a tasty variation.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 22 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes


  • 1 large poblano pepper
  • 1/2 English cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon mango-lime seafood seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pounds grouper or other firm white fish fillets
  • 12 (6-inch) fajita-size corn tortillas, warmed
  • Lime wedges


  1. 1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Grill pepper, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes or until pepper looks blistered, turning once. Place pepper in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal and let stand 10 minutes to loosen skins. Peel pepper; remove and discard seeds. Coarsely chop.
  2. 2. Combine pepper, cucumber, next 4 ingredients, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, and 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a bowl.
  3. 3. Whisk together seafood seasoning and remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice, and 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; add fish, turning to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 5 minutes, turning once. Remove fish from marinade, discarding marinade.
  4. 4. Grill fish, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or just until fish begins to flake when poked with the tip of a sharp knife and is opaque in center. Cool 5 minutes. Flake fish into bite-size pieces.
  5. 5. Serve fish and salsa in warm tortillas with lime wedges.
  6. Note: We tested with Weber Mango Lime Seafood Seasoning.
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