Grilled Tilapia Tacos

Grilled Tilapia Tacos These grilled tilapia tacos are a recipe that I have perfected over a couple of years. They are traditional, wholesome, and a little spicy. Enjoy!


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Habanero Cream Sauce:

Time Details

    PREP : 30 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr

    SERVING : 10

    YIELD : 10 tacos

  • Mix canola oil, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, chili powder, lime juice, salt, and black pepper for marinade together in a large bowl. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. Add tilapia fillets and marinate in the mixture for 30 minutes, up to 1 hour.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove fish from marinade and rub off remaining jalapenos and cilantro.

  • Cook the marinated tilapia on the preheated grill until easily flaked with a fork, about 3 minutes per side.

  • Mix Mexican crema and habanero hot sauce together in a small bowl.

  • Shred cooked fish on a plate using 2 forks.

  • Heat a skillet over high heat. Warm flour tortillas in the hot pan, about 20 seconds per side.

  • Place a dab of habanero cream sauce on each tortilla. Place fish on top of cream sauce and add cabbage, red onion, green onions, and cilantro. Top tacos with salsa and a squeeze of lime juice.

Per Serving: 591 calories; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 48.6g; fat 38g; cholesterol 49.2mg; sodium 1360.7mg. You can mix the marinade ingredients together a day in advance.