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Taco Tuesday, the 2.0 version. You've got to try this new grilled fish taco recipe. With succulent tilapia or mahi mahi, a splash of lime, fresh slaw and a blend of spices to kick up the heat, these light tacos are the perfect excuse to fire up the grill!  


Grilled Fish Tacos



  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground paprika
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. tilapia, cod or mahi mahi fillets
  • 6 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 large hass avocado, sliced (or Western Guacamole from our deli department)
  • Sour cream, cotija cheese, hot sauce or salsa, for serving (optional)  


  • 1 ½ Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • ½ small red cabbage, cored and sliced thin (or 8 oz. package of shredded cabbage)
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced red onion (run under cool water and drain to remove harsh bite.  ½ small red onion)  


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together canola oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place fish into a gallon size resealable bag and pour marinade over fish. Seal bag (move bag around to evenly coat fish with marinade) and marinate 20-30 minutes.
  2. While fish is marinating, prepare red cabbage slaw. Add cabbage, red onion and cilantro to a medium bowl. Pour lime juice and canola oil over top and season lightly with salt and pepper. Toss to evenly coat.
  3. When fish is done marinating, preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill grates with oil and place fish on grill. Grill until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side (cook time will vary based on thickness of fish). Transfer to a plate, break into pieces and serve in warmed taco shells with cabbage slaw, avocado slices and other optional toppings.

Yield: 3 servings of 2 tacos each  

*Per Serving: Calories 500, Total Fat 28g (Saturated 3.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 170mg, Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 10g, Sugars 7g), Protein 36g, Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 70%, Calcium 8%, Iron 10% 

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


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cabbage facts    Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.  

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