Grilled Fish Tacos

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  • 1 whole(s) limes


  1. For the lime-cilantro sour cream sauce:
  2. 1 cup sour cream
  3. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  4. 3 Tbs. minced fresh cilantro
  5. Grated zest of 1 lime
  6. 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice

  7. For the tacos:
  8. 2 tsp. ground ancho chile powder
  9. 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  10. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  11. 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  12. 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  13. 2 Tbs. olive oil
  14. 3 lb. firm-fleshed whitefish fillets (halibut, snapper, mahi-mahi, cod)
  15. 2 dozen 6-inch corn tortillas
  16. 2-1/2 cups shredded green cabbage
  17. 2-1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
  18. Pico de Gallo
  19. 4 limes, quartered

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  21. To make the lime-cilantro sour cream sauce:
  22. Combine all the ingredients in a 2-cup measuring cup and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate up to 4 hours until ready to use.

  23. To make the tacos:
  24. In a small bowl, combine the ancho powder, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper and stir to mix. Add the oil and whisk until a loose paste is formed. Rub the fish with the spice paste and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.

  25. Light a charcoal fire or preheat your gas grill on high. Oil the grill’s cooking surface. Let the coals burn down to a medium-hot fire or adjust the gas grill burners to medium-high.

  26. Grill the fish until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and coarsely chop.

  27. Divide the tortillas into 2 stacks and wrap each in aluminum foil. Place on the grill until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  28. In a large bowl, combine the green and red cabbage.

  29. To assemble the tacos, take 2 tortillas, top it with chunks of fish, a dollop of the sauce, a spoonful of the Pico de Gallo, and some of the cabbage. Squeeze a wedge of lime over the filling, fold the tortillas, and eat.

June 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Rache07 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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