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Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

Grilled fish tacos are a healthy and light alternative to fried fish tacos. This recipe uses the grill so you don’t have to deal with batter or grease. This recipe consists of marinated grilled fish, a lime sour cream sauce and various condiments. What makes this recipe so amazing is the marinade. The marinade is a combination of orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, cilantro and onion. For the condiments, some classic fish taco condiments would be shredded cabbage, cilantro, and salsa verde. If you’re a fan of cheese, shredded Monterey jack would go great as well. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 Servings)

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Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1lb tilapia fillets
  • Salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup white onion
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
    Lime Sour Cream Sauce-
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • corn tortillas
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • ½ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 avocados (peeled, pitted, and diced)
  • ½ small head of cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • salsa verde


  1. In a medium bowl combine 1 cup onion, ¼ cup cilantro, olive oil, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 3 tablespoons orange juice, garlic, and oregano.
  2. Mix well. Sprinkle fish fillets on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Spread half of the marinade mixture onto the bottom of a large casserole dish. Arrange fish fillets on top of the marinade. Spoon the remaining marinade over the top of the fish fillets. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the fish fillets over, cover, and marinade for 30 minutes longer.
  3.  In a small bowl whisk together sour cream and 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Cover and set aside. Brush the grill grates with olive oil or spray with cooking spray.
  4. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Place fish fillets onto the grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until the fish is fully cooked. Remove fish from the grill. Place corn tortillas onto the grill and grill for about 10 seconds per side.
  5. Chop cooked fish fillets. To assemble tacos- place some of the chopped fish onto each tortilla. Top with lime mayonnaise, cilantro, onion, avocados, cabbage, and salsa verde.


  1. Sharon Brunck says:

    I made these last night for Cinco de Mayo and they were fantastic. I was out of propane so instead of putting them on the grill I did them on the stove top. Still tasted great and I liked the way the onions sauteed up with the fish as well.

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