These Grilled Fish Tacos are packed with flavor…perfect for a summer dinner on the back porch!
I remember back when I first met my wife (then girlfriend). We were living in Atlanta, and we’d spend the weekends exploring the city. Atlanta had a couple of great farmer’s markets, so Saturday mornings in the summer often involved a trip to a farmer’s market or two. (We definitely bought South Carolina peaches by the half-bushel…which cams to ~25 pounds of peaches.) Sometimes we’d venture out for a run down to Piedmont Park, but I’m not much of a runner. In fact, I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read “0.0. I don’t run.” That describes me perfectly!
But one of our favorite Atlanta activities was heading out to check out new restaurants. I’ve heard that you can visit a different restaurant in Atlanta for lunch and dinner every day of the year and still not repeat yourself. Oh, how we miss the restaurant scene in Atlanta. We’ve got a bunch of delicious, homestyle Italian restaurants up here in upstate New York…but we really miss the trendy Atlanta restaurants.
I remember there was a little taqueria (a restaurant that specializes in tacos) just down the street from Laura’s apartment. The line was always out the door into the parking lot, and for good reason. This place made some killer tacos! You’d order at the counter and then cross your fingers in hopes of finding an empty table. More often than not, you’d just take your tacos to go. I was ok with tacos to go…especially when the tacos were so darned delicious!
This taqueria had just 5 options on the menu. Not a huge list of choices, but every single choice was a good one. (I’ll take that any day over a restaurant where everything on the 23-page menu is just mediocre.) The fish tacos were one of our favorites…especially on those hot summer days that are so common in Atlanta. The other day, Laura mentioned that she was craving fish tacos, so I decided to whip up something fun. The fish tacos in Atlanta were fried, but I wanted to go a different direction here. And that’s how these Grilled Fish Tacos came to be.
Do you grill fish? I’ve often been wary of grilling fish as it frequently just sticks to the grill and becomes a huge mess when you try to flip it. But I was determined to serve these Grilled Fish Tacos for dinner! I used a marinade with a bit of vegetable oil in it to help prevent the fish from sticking to the grill. I also sprayed the grill generously with grilling spray before adding the fish. And it worked! Beautiful filets of seasoned white fish grilled up…just waiting to go into taco form!
I added some shredded cabbage for a crunch as well as my favorite southwestern taco sauce. (It’s definitely one of my go-to summer sauces.) While these Grilled Fish Tacos didn’t necessarily remind us of Atlanta, they were delicious. In fact, they’ll be making another appearance again this week. They were that good! Enjoy!