Grilled Fish Tacos

Dive into Deliciousness: Grilled Fish Tacos with a Creamy Chipotle White Sauce

Hey there, foodies! Today, we’re taking a trip to taco paradise with a recipe that’s bursting with fresh flavors and healthy goodness: Grilled Fish Tacos with a Creamy Chipotle White Sauce. These tacos are not just any ordinary Tuesday night meal. They’re a vibrant explosion of textures and tastes, perfect for a casual get-together or a satisfying solo dinner.

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Gathering the Goods:

Before we dive into the cooking, let’s ensure we have all the ingredients at hand. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • For the Fish:
    • 2 (6-ounce) mahi mahi fillets (skinless and cut evenly)
    • 2 cups of your favorite lemon herb marinade (store-bought or homemade)
  • Taco Time:
    • 8 corn tortillas (warmed for a delightful texture)
    • 2 cups of shredded cabbage (green or red, your choice!)
    • 1 fresh tomato, diced into small pieces
    • 1 small bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped for that vibrant touch
  • The Star of the Show: White Sauce:
    • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (full-fat or light, depending on your preference)
    • 1/3 cup plain yogurt (Greek yogurt for a thicker consistency)
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice (adds a zesty kick)
    • 1 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce (adjust to your spice level)

Prepping the Fish:

Now that we’ve got our ingredients assembled, let’s get the fish ready for its starring role.

  1. Marinate like a Master: Place the fish fillets in a shallow dish and generously coat them with the lemon herb marinade. Cover the dish and let the flavors meld for at least 20 minutes (or even longer for an extra punch of zesty goodness).

Pro Tip: Don’t skip the marinating step! This allows the flavors to penetrate the fish, ensuring a juicy and flavorful bite in every mouthful.

Grilling to Perfection:

  1. Heat Up the Fun: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Once it’s nice and hot, lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.
  2. Searing Success: Remove the fish from the marinade (discard the marinade) and gently place them on the preheated grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Know your Fish: The exact cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your fillets.

This grilled fish taco recipe is topped with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes and a fish taco white sauce for an authentic Baja-style taco. Be sure to top it with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and your favorite Mexican salsa. Try these with smoked mahi mahi for an extra special flavor!

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Grilled Fish Tacos

Recipe by Jason Hill –
One of my favorite summertime treats is grilled fish tacos, cooked over the grill and stuffed into a warm corn tortilla, accented with a fresh squeeze of lime.  
This mahi mahi fish grilled fish tacos recipe is topped with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes and a white sauce for an authentic Baja-style taco. Be sure to top it with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and your favorite Mexican salsa. 
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 2 6-ounce mahi mahi filets or other white fish
  • 2 cups lemon herb marinade
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 fresh diced tomato
  • 1 small bunch of fresh cilantro

White Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp chipotle hot sauce


  • Mix together ingredients for the white sauce and chill.
  • To prepare the fish tacos, first rinse thawed fish under cool water and pat dry.
  • Next, place fish in a plastic bag and pour the marinade over the fish. Seal bag and mix with your hands. Marinade fish in the refrigerator no more than 30 minutes. Dice the tomato, and shred the cabbage.
  • Continue this recipe for fish tacos by starting your grill. If you don’t have a grill or BBQ, you can either fry or bake your fish. After the fish is cooked, assemble your fish tacos straight away.
  • Serve the grilled fish taco with my fish taco sauce.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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