>Ah, warm weather – time to fire up the grill for some Fish Tacos!


It was a balmy 60 degrees outside yesterday.  This is such a change from the frigid temperatures we’ve been having (and the SNOW we had earlier in the week), that I decided we needed to celebrate by firing up the grill and making some grilled fish tacos.
In the spring, summer and fall, we use our grill A LOT.  We have a relatively small house, and a very small kitchen and anything I can do to keep from heating up the stove or the oven, I’ll do it.  So the grill gets a good workout 3 seasons out of the year.
I began by marinating 4 tilapia fillets in a mixture of lemon juice, chili powder and canola oil (no measurements, really, just dumped some stuff in a zip-top bag and let it go).  I guess it all sat in there marinating for about 2 hours.  

The husband built a small fire in the charcoal chimney and fifteen minutes later we had hot coals and were ready to grill.  5 minutes after that, we had grilled fish.  You really can’t beat 20 minutes start-to-finish. 
To keep them from sticking to the grates of the grill (tilapia is a very delicate fish), I used a grill basket.  This makes for easy transport to and from the grill as well.
To garnish the tacos, I made a fresh salsa using a slicing tomato and red onion from my produce box earlier in the week – just diced up a  tomato, half a red onion and some jalapeno peppers that I had in the freezer from my summer garden and squeezed some lemon juice and sprinkled some salt over it.  Voila! Fresh summery salsa – yum!
I also made a quick guacamole using the avocados from the box which were finally ripe.  I had some corn in the freezer, which I thawed out, and some bibb lettuce from the produce box which I shredded.  I also grated some sharp cheddar and opened up a carton of sour cream.  
I wrapped the tortillas in some foil and placed them on the grill for a couple of minutes to soften.

Doesn’t that just look like summer on a plate?

To top off our warm-weather celebration, I made a rich and gooey tres leches cake – check it out!


2 thoughts on “>Ah, warm weather – time to fire up the grill for some Fish Tacos!

  1. >Fish tacos are wonderful! I was introduced to them years ago when I lived in San Diego. A place called Rubios made them popular in that area and they are the best I've ever had.Their secret – use corn tortillas and shredded cabbage – yes, cabbage. Also, a squeeze of fresh lime is the perfect topper.

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