In honor of Memorial Day and the kickoff to summer meals, I give you my favorite, recent homemade meal.  I’d also like to thank all veterans for their service and everything they do to keep America safe!

Between flag football and kickball, Hunter and I spend 3 of 5 nights a week at a field somewhere in Charleston.  This past Wednesday was my kickball night, so Hunter was in charge of dinner and boy, did he do well!  He found a great fish taco recipe and I came home to a delicious, and healthy, home cooked meal — it was pretty awesome.  There’s a few different components so it’s not as simple as some of my recipes, but it was still easy to make and turned out SO GOOD.

Let’s break it down by each part:

Fish Tacos

  • 1 lb flaky white fish, we used tilapia (I see you laughing, Pegs)
  • 4 T fresh lime juice
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 10-12 corn tortillas
  •  Shredded cabbage

Combine the lime juice with the vegetable oil and soy sauce, and pour in a rectangular, glass baking dish.  Coat both sides of the fish with the mixture and set in it in the dish to marinate at least 15 minutes.

Remove the fish from the marinade and grill or sauté over medium heat until it’s cooked through and slightly brown.  Let the fish slightly cool, then flake into bite size pieces.

Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • 2 T mayo
  • 1/2 c low fat yogurt
  • 2 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped or pressed
  • salt, to taste

Combine the mayo, yogurt, lime juice, chipotle and garlic in a bowl.  Season the sauce with salt to your taste.

Mango Salsa

  • 1 bell pepper (any color), deseeded and chopped into 1/4″ squares
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled & chopped into 1/2″ square chunks
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt, to taste

Toss together the peppers, onion, mango, cilantro, garlic and lime juice in a bowl.  Also season to your taste with salt.


Finally, assemble the tacos!  Corn tortilla + fish + cabbage + mango salsa + lime sauce (or in whatever layering technique you want) and enjoy.

Que delicioso!


0 Thoughts on “Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Cilantro Lime Sauce”

  • I’m not much of a seafood person, but I bet this would still be yummy with chicken! The sauce and salsa sound amazing.

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