Fish tacos come as a welcome addition to a summer barbecue. Grouper and mahi mahi are available in nice thick fillets, making them perfect for grilling. They won’t fall apart, especially if you use a fish basket to grill them. In this recipe, we’ve added a smoky, slightly hot spice mix to both sides. Suggested taco combo: Grilled Blackened Grouper with white peach salsa, arugula, and fresh jalapeño.
MAKES ENOUGH FOR 12 TACOS
MAKE THE SMOKY SPICE MIX
1 tsp Safinter Smoked Spanish paprika
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cornstarch
In a small bowl, mix ingredients together. Store extra in a glass jar in cool spot.
MAKE THE GROUPER
Smoky Spice Mix
3 LB grouper or mahi mahi fillets, skin removed
Sprinkle spice mix over both sides of filets. Grill on hot bbq inside a fish basket about 1–2 min on each side, depending on thickness of the fillet. Remove from basket onto serving platter.
When you are ready to serve the tacos: Reheat fish in the microwave, or in the fish basket on the top shelf of the grill. Break into large chunks and place in a bowl on the taco buffet.
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