Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay™
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into chunks
  • 1 (8 ounce) container light sour cream
  • ½ cup adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay™
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (10 ounce) package tortillas
  • 3ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small head cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 2limes, cut in wedges
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    To make the marinade, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, honey, garlic, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning, black pepper, and hot sauce in a bowl until blended. Place the tilapia in a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over the fish. Cover, and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.

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  • Step 2

    To make the dressing, combine the sour cream and adobo sauce in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice, lime zest, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning. Add salt, and pepper in desired amounts. Cover, and refrigerate until needed.

  • Step 3

    Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Set grate 4 inches from the heat.

  • Step 4

    Remove fish from marinade, drain off any excess and discard marinade. Grill fish pieces until easily flaked with a fork, turning once, about 9 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Assemble tacos by placing fish pieces in the center of tortillas with desired amounts of tomatoes, cilantro, and cabbage; drizzle with dressing. To serve, roll up tortillas around fillings, and garnish with lime wedges.

  • Cook's Note:

    The marinated fish in this recipe can also be cooked in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake fish in preheated oven until it easily flakes with a fork, 9 to 11 minutes. Assemble tacos according to directions. Mahi-mahi can be substituted for the tilapia.

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