Grilled Fish Tacos with Orange Cilantro Slaw

May 7, 2014

When I’m grilling up fish for the family, one of my favorite ways of serving it is the fish taco.  I first discovered fish tacos during a trip to Hawaii and ever since then I’ve been obsessed with this perfect combination of the flavor packed grilled fish, the crisp and creamy slaw, and the toasted corn crunch of the tortilla.   Today we’re turning to the fine folks at Florida Citrus for their take on the dish, one that really amplifies the flavor of the fish thanks to good old OJ!

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Orange Cilantro Slaw



For the fish:
1 ½ pounds Mahi-Mahi or other firm white fish
½ cup canola oil
1 cup Florida orange juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

For the slaw:
¼ cup chopped cilantro
4 cup finely shredded cabbage
1 cup diced oranges
½ cup diced red onion
½ cup diced tomato
½ cup diced red bell pepper
1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
⅓ cup marinade (above)
Salt and pepper to taste

For the tacos:
24 corn tortillas
Slaw mixture (above)
Plain Greek yogurt for garnish, optional


For the Fish:

In a large bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, oregano, cayenne, garlic, salt and pepper.  Reserve ⅓ cup of the marinade for the slaw.  Put fish in a zip top bag and pour half the marinade over the fish.  Seal bag and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

For the Slaw:

In a large bowl, add marinade, cilantro, cabbage, oranges, red onion, tomato, red bell pepper, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat and set aside to allow flavors to blend.

For the Tacos:

Heat a grill to medium-high heat.  Remove fish from marinade and discard marinade; grill about 5 minutes or just until done.  Do not overcook fish.  Remove fish from grill and flake with a fork.  Place tortillas on the grill for 20 seconds to heat them up.  For each taco, place fish, into 2 tortillas and top with slaw. Garnish with Greek yogurt if desired.

Makes 12 tacos.

Based on 12 servings. Per serving: 290 calories, 100 calories from fat, 12g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 40mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 5g sugars, 15g protein, 80% vitamin A, 110% vitamin C, 20% calcium, 10% iron

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