Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Fried fish tacos on menus at sit-down chains usually come clobbered with fried batter to make up for tasteless fish. Avoid the calorie overload by using better-quality fish and fresh toppings like cabbage and avocado.

Total Time
25 minutes
12 Count
Serving Size


  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 3 limes--1 juiced, 2 cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • vegetable oil, for the grill
  • 1 pound mahi-mahi, halibut, or fresh tuna
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chile powder (preferably ancho)
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • hot sauce
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Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
  1. Fire up the grill to medium-high.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the crema with the lime juice, chipotle, and a handful of chopped fresh cilantro. Set aside.
  3. Drizzle a light coating of oil over the fish and rub on the chile powder and a pinch each of salt and black pepper. Place the fish on the grill and cook, undisturbed, for 4 minutes. Carefully flip it with a spatula and cook for another 4 minutes. Remove. Before turning off the grill, warm the tortillas directly on the surface for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Divide the fish evenly among the warm tortillas, add a bit of cabbage, spoon on the crema mixture, and top with avocado slices and fresh cilantro. Serve each taco with a wedge of lime and some hot sauce.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 366kcal
  • Calories From Fat: 138kcal
  • Calories From Satfat: 39kcal
  • Fat: 15g
  • Total Sugars: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 703mg
  • Protein: 26g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Zinc: 2mg
  • Calcium: 100mg
  • Magnesium: 89mg
  • Potassium: 950mg
  • Phosphorus: 374mg
  • Vitamin A Carotenoid: 30re
  • Vitamin A: 640iu
  • Vitamin A: 118rae
  • Vitamin A Retinol: 103re
  • Vitamin C: 31mg
  • Vitamin B1 Thiamin: 0mg
  • Vitamin B2 Riboflavin: 0mg
  • Vitamin B3 Niacin: 9mg
  • Vitamin B12: 1mcg
  • Vitamin D Iu: 3iu
  • Vitamin D Mcg: 0mcg
  • Vitamin E Alpha Toco: 2mg
  • Beta Carotene: 69mcg
  • Biotin: 4mcg
  • Choline: 20mg
  • Copper: 0mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 9g
  • Disaccharides: 1g
  • Folate Dfe: 63mcg
  • Folate Food: 63mcg
  • Gram Weight: 311g
  • Iodine: 1mcg
  • Manganese: 0mg
  • Molybdenum: 1mcg
  • Monosaccharides: 1g
  • Mono Fat: 7g
  • Niacin Equivalents: 13mg
  • Omega3 Fatty Acid: 0g
  • Omega6 Fatty Acid: 2g
  • Other: 23carbsg
  • Pantothenic Acid: 2mg
  • Poly Fat: 2g
  • Selenium: 45mcg
  • Soluble Fiber: 1g
  • Trans Fatty Acid: 0g
  • Vitamin B6: 1mg
  • Vitamin K: 25mcg
  • Water: 230g