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Grilled Fish Tacos and Wine

The start of a new year brings a desire to practice healthier habits and for many of us that begins with our diet. Today we’d like to share a simple recipe that echo’s that sentiment. Grilled fish tacos are easy to make, good for you and most importantly, they’re delicious!

Before we go all Iron Chef, if you’re in need of a glass of wine head to the bottom for our Grape Certified wine recommendations! Let’s get started! With a prep & cook time of 39 minutes, this recipe feeds up to 4.


  • 1 lb of your favorite fresh white fish (mahi mahi, cod, etc.)
  • 3 limes
  • 1 finely chopped garlic clove
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt (Kosher or Sea)
  • Black pepper
  • ½ head of cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • ½ red onion (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • Corn tortillas
  • Avocado or Guacamole
  • Salsa & Hot sauce



  1. Place fish in a bowl and add the juice of one lime. Add the garlic, cumin, chili powder, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Make sure the fish is coated evenly in the marinade and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine the cabbage, onion and cilantro in a bowl and add the juice of one lime. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to mix. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary; set aside.
  3. Warm the tortillas using a frying pan over medium-high heat or by placing tortillas directly on the stove. Warm them to your desired temperature before wrapping them in foil or a clean dishcloth.
  4. Brush the grill pan or bbq grill with olive oil and warm to medium-high heat. Place fish from the marinade on the grill. Cook fish on each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until the fish has grill marks. After cooked, break up fish on a plate to the desired size for your tacos.
  5. Taste the slaw and season as needed with more lime juice, salt & pepper. Slice the remaining limes into wedges and serve with the tacos.


Keeping New Year’s (dietary) resolutions can be difficult but they’re made infinitely easier when you can replace bland tofu and rice cakes with deliciously grilled fish tacos and wine! Bon Appetit!

Our Grape Certified wine recommendations:

Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 2012 ($29)

Wine Region: Green Valley and Sonoma, California

Wine Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Style: Medium to Full-bodied, Silky


Craggy Range Winery Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Region: New Zealand

Starting at: $19 – Total Wine,

Wine Rating: Grape Certified Gold


Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose 2011

Region: Central California

Starting at: $12 – Total Wine, BevMo,

Wine Rating: Grape Certified Silver


d’Arenberg Broken Fish Plate Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Region: South Australia

Starting at: $15 –

Wine Rating: Grape Certified Silver


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