Cilantro-Lime Fish Tacos

Why, hello there!


We had a visitor over the weekend: Peter’s brother, “Death Sauce” Dave, came to sample all Eastern-Central Illinois had to offer.  We enjoyed Golden Harbor and Papa Del’s pizza, checked out Allerton Park, played a ridiculous number of board games, and had a great time hanging out.

We also paid a visit to Springfield, IL, a.k.a. the land of Lincoln. I didn’t take many pictures during the weekend, but I did get a snapshot of the three of us in the Abraham Lincoln Museum.


Just before the shutter clicked, I elbowed my way between the two brothers so I could have a permanent record of plaid bookends. I wish I could say this exceptional matching style was an anomaly — alas, no. I once saw them independently wear the same unique printed T-shirt and shorts outfit. It’s even better when their dad gets in on it.


You know what’s not plaid? Tacos.

(Have I just won an award for the worst segue ever? I’ll bet I can do worse. Also, space pandas.)

Peter and I made these cilantro-lime fish tacos for a board game night a few weeks ago.


Grilled fish rolled in corn tortillas with slaw and a creamy white dressing make a quick and delicious meal. We used mahi mahi, a classic fish for tacos, but you can use any kind of mild white fish.


Of course, I have to show you my awkward overhead shot with our classy chipped plate. Shabby chic?



Cilantro-Lime Fish Tacos

  Prep Time: 10 minutes

  Cook Time: 10 minutes

  Keywords: grill entree fish

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1 pound mild white fish, such as mahi mahi
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 small green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 8 six-inch corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


Preheat grill. In a shallow dish, mix together olive oil and lime juice. Add fish and turn to coat. Allow to sit while preparing the remaining ingredients.

Combine yogurt, sour cream, lime juice, zest, cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate. Remove fish from marinade and place on preheated grill. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, flip, and continue cooking for another minute, or until fish can barely be flaked. Remove.

Warm tortillas in skillet over medium heat for 10 seconds per side. Portion fish between tortillas and add cabbage, sauce, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Variation: Serve with a mango or tomato salsa instead of or in addition to the sauce.

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Q: What’s your favorite kind of fish?


How many plaid shirts do you own?

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  1. OH my gosh, they are TWINS! It’s insane, they look almost identical (and perhaps the fact that they are wearing the same outfit helps….but still!).
    I don’t think I own one plaid shirt or pair of pants or even bandana. Nope, I’ve never been into plaid. But I’m into these tacos, YUM. I’m a fish taco FAN, for sure. Favorite fish? Do scallops count?

    1. Sure, they count! I own one plaid shirt, but I can’t remember the last time it saw the light of day. I suppose we’re just more fashion-forward than Peter 😉

  2. Haha! I love the plaid shirts…and I adore fish tacos. There is nothing that sounds more “summer” to me! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. I’m just getting back into reading my favorite blogs, and I’m happy to say that yours is the first I’ve returned to! I hope you are well!

  3. I love tacos! But I don’t know how to make good ones so I rarely eat them. Thank you for the recipe! My favorite type of fish is salmon and I miss eating it! I should try mahi mahi (it wasn’t available where I lived in Canada), I’ve seen it a lot here.

    At the moment, I don’t think I own even one plaid shirt! I like your red dress, it looks perfect for summer 🙂

  4. Peter and his brother look so alike! well, the plaid shirt also helps. 🙂
    Those tacos look delicious. I am trying to venture out more with different types of fish and this just me the best way!

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