Fish Tacos

Some of you may recall my Fish Failure.  I really want my little girl to be an adventurous eater and I don’t want her to be scared of fish like her mother!  So this time around it was Chad Man to the rescue!  Yes, from time to time I call my husband Chad Man.  There!  He made us Fish Tacos and this was definitely a fish success!

I think my issue with fish stems from my first fish experience that I can remember.  I was 7 years old and vacation on the island of Yap in Micronesia (yes, I’m serious).  We had been out snorkeling in the ocean all day.  It was absolutely magical…not quite “Disney World magical” for a 7-year-old but still pretty incredible!  Well, after this long day in the ocean with all the little fishies, we went to get dinner at a little hut right on the water’s edge.  We sat on large stone benches and I remember a woman with a grass skirt (the real deal grass skirt) setting down a plate in front of me….to this day I still remember exactly what was on that plate!  A fish!  The whole fish, his head, his tail, his fins, his scales…this fish was so big he was actually hanging off the edge of the plate and the worst part is that one eyeball was staring up at me!  I know some of you are reading this and thinking “Oh, that would be wonderful” and it probably would have been but I was scared!!  I don’t want little Miss Ava to be scared if she is ever on a remote island in the South Pacific and has a whole fish sitting on a plate in front of her….so onward and upward we go with our fish adventures!

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

  • 3 Tilapia Filets
  • Salt, pepper, dried Chipotle, Cumin, Garlic Powder and Chili Powder
  • 1 Mango, chopped
  • 1/4 of a Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 1/2 a Lime, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped or torn
  • 4 Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas or Corn Tortillas
  • Shredded Cabbage (optional)
  • Shredded Cheese

Combine the mango, red onion, avocado, lime juice and cilantro.

Fire up the grill to medium heat and season the fish with the seasonings.  All right, I know there are no measurements – we just didn’t have the patience for that….so just sprinkle a little of each spice on both sides of the fish.

Place a large sheet of foil on the grill and cook on medium heat about 2-3 minutes per side.

Meanwhile warm some flour or corn tortillas in the oven at 200 degrees and get all the other goodies ready to complete your fish taco.


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  1. My hubby and I love fish tacos and your mango salsa looks and sounds divine! We’ll try that for sure!

  2. These look delicious! What a perfect summer meal :)

  3. I was hesitant about the whole fish taco idea. . . but these are awesome! Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. That looks pretty delicious. My favs are shrimp tacos! Yum.

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