We probably mentioned a million plus times how much we love Mexican food! Seriously, I think could eat Mexican most days and never get tired of it. Check out these Grilled Fish Street Tacos for another to-die-for recipe!
We grill a lot for food prep for the week to ease the crazy-busy life we live and this week I mentioned to Jason I wanted to make Street Tacos. He jumped on it. I could eat a traditional taco everyday but Jason loves both variety and fish so this was a win/win!
Street Tacos have been around for as long as a traditional flour tortilla taco but are meant to be served to people on the run. They are smaller, hand-held and eaten as a quick break during the day’s work. Almost always, these will be made as a soft taco, and not the hard, crunchy shells.
🐟 Fish Selection
The choice of fish really does vary. The most famous street taco in America is the fish taco which is made up of a firm white fish, cabbage, pico and maybe a little cheese or sauce for added flavor. I used halibut for this recipe.
These are minimalist tacos. You will also find more traditional meats such as carne asada, grilled chicken, shrimp and pork.
⏲️ Grilling Time
Whether you chose to make the Street Tacos the day you grilled your fish or save it for the next night’s dinner, this is seriously quicker than heating up frozen pizza and so much healthier for your family!
It took me less than 15 minutes from beginning to end to have this amazing meal.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Choose any white fish filet. Usually, a firm meat is easier to grill. For this recipe, I used a small Halibut filet.
Sprinkle your fish with cumin, paprika and salt and pepper and place on grill.
Step Two: Set the frill to 350 degrees using direct heat. Cook the for about four minutes on each side. Super Fast and Super Easy!
Step Three: While the fish is grilling, put two corn tortillas together for each taco. When the fish comes off the grill, shred it and place it into the tortillas. Add cabbage, pico or tomatoes with cilantro and a little cheese.
These tend to be smaller tacos, so plan on 2-3 tacos per person when meal planning.
🍲 Meal Preparation
Street Tacos should be one of the top meals in the meal planning cycle for busy households! I wish I could say this a dozen times!
They are nutritious, fast and require very little thought! The fish can be chilled for a couple of days. You can grill this on Sunday and have Street Tacos Monday or Tuesday in between evening activities. If you have picky eaters, leave off the spices and grill the fish plain or with salt and pepper! You can make this same recipe with chicken, steak or shrimp! Mix it up so nobody gets tired of it but you benefit from the ease of cooking!
Grilled Salmon with Brown Sugar – I love grilled salmon and the sweetness of the brown sugar is so darned good with this fish. Use the leftovers (on the rare occasion you ACTUALLY have leftovers) to fill in for these street tacos.
Grilled Steelhead Trout – Steelhead is a favorite for grilling. The meat is firm and it cooks just like salmon. Top this filet with a delicate homemade herb butter and it will make an amazing meat for these tacos.
Whole Grilled Spanish Mackerel – I caught these in North Carolina and grilled them up when I got home. These fish also make a great alternative meat for the fish tacos.
Grilled Fish Street Tacos
Homemade Mexican Seasoning
- 1 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Ground Coriander
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt plus more to taste
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
Grilled Fish Tacos
- 1 tsp Mexican Seasoning from the recipe above
- 1 1/2 lbs White Fish grilled
- 8 Corn Tortillas
- 1 cup Shredded Cabbage Mix or coleslaw mix
- 1/2 cup Cheese shredded
- 12 Grape Tomatoes cut in half
- 1 tbsp Cilantro chopped
- Sour Cream and Avocado to taste
Make the Mexican Seasoning
- Mix all of the seasoning ingredients together. These fish tacos only require one teaspoon, so save the rest for other recipes.
Grilling the Fish
- Grill white fish at 350 degrees for about 4 minutes on each side.
Make the Grilled Fish Tacos
- Shred the fish and add seasoning. Mix well.
- Place two tortillas together for each taco. Layer fish, shredded cabbage, cheese, tomatoes and cilantro. Add sour cream and avocado, to taste.