Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

I am so tired of winter and needed something to remind me that warmer weather lies ahead. I found this wonderful purple cabbage at the supermarket and it was the inspiration for the slaw. I used my trusty mandolin to slice the cabbage into the perfect sized pieces.

Cabbage Slaw

After making the slaw, I grilled some fresh cod that I found at the supermarket and pulled together a very colourful and nuturious fish taco. I've had grilled tacos out before but it's the first time I've made them at home. We ate this at our kitchen table in the light of an early spring sun. 

Grilled Fish Tacos

Happy First Day of Spring!

Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

yield: 4 Servings  prep time: 25 minute(s)
cook time: 15 minute(s)  total time: 40 minute(s)


1 pound
Fresh Cod
Limes (halved)
1 clove
Garlic (finely chopped)
1⁄4 teaspoon
Ground Cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon
Chilli Powder
2 tablespoons
Vegetable Oil
Head of Red Cabbage
Red Onion (medium)
1⁄4 cup
Cilantro (coarse chop)


1. Mix cumin and chili powder together.

2. Pierce the fish lightly and place in a baking dish. Squeeze 1/2 lime over it, then add the garlic, spice mixture, and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Season with salt and pepper and turn the fish in the marinade until evenly coated.

3. Refrigerate and let marinate at least 15 minutes.

4. Brush the grates of a grill pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat until hot. Remove the fish from the marinade and place on the grill.

5. Cook without moving until the underside of the fish has grill marks and is white and opaque on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes per side. This depends on the thickness of the fish. Flip and grill the other side until white and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer the fish to a plate. Dress Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, and other toppings and enjoy.

Cabbage Slaw

1. Combine the cabbage, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl and squeeze a lime half over it. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary; set aside.