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May 30 / Amy

Recipe 17: Grilled Fiesta Tilapia Tacos

I’m going to start off saying that I’ve NEVER had fish tacos before.  The concept has grossed me out for years, no matter HOW many people swear that they’re good.

But I’ve had this tilapia in my freezer for awhile, which I tried to use up with the stuffed tilapia (ugh, just terrible).  It was taking up space, so I figured, what the hell – I’ll try to make tacos with them.  I came across this grilled tilapia recipe and thought it might just do the trick, plus it gets Josh involved with helping for dinner – since it’s on the grill. 🙂  I had a taco kit in the pantry, so I wanted to put it to use.

As always, I slightly modified the recipe – because we’re picky.

The original recipe called for much more than the black beans, frozen corn, and salsa that I used.  Mixed together in a bowl, it was pretty darn easy.


After washing the fish off (thawed out while at work), pat the fish dry and place in the foil pack.  I put mine on top a bit of the mix so it was surrounded in the foil pack.

Prepping the fish

Prepping the fish

Then, place another spoonful or two on top of the fish and close up the foil packs.  Grill on medium to high heat for 15 minutes.



While the fish was grilling, I baked the shells and tortillas in the oven according to the package instructions.  When the fish was finished, we made the stove our serving location and got all of the sides together (lettuce, pinto beans, cheese, guacamole, etc.).

Grilled and shredded

Grilled and shredded

Since Josh and I like different things on our tacos, it was self serve.

Taco prepared!

Taco prepared!


Guys, I’ve been missing out.  These tacos were so darn good!



We’ll DEFINITELY make these again.  I love fish and I love tacos, but up until today didn’t realize that combining them could be delicious as well.

Our ratings:

Amy – 4 out of 5 stars.  SO. SO. SO GOOD!  And so easy!

Josh – 4 out of 5 stars.  A big fan of these!  Wasn’t sure he’d like them, but he did as well!

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