Friday, September 15, 2017

Grilled Fish Taco's for #FishFridayFoodies

I made it, I made it!!!!!  Got my Grilled Fish Taco's made for #FishFridayFoodies.

I wasn't sure I was going to be able to make this post, we had a little bit of a hurricane go by us a few days ago and we were without power for awhile, luckily for us Irma just brushed on by.
Big shout out to Duke Energy, they were awesome, and got us power faster than I thought they'd be able to.
Luckily for me I'm married to Biker Nerd and he got our generator up and running, hooked up the fridge and freezer to it, and kept it all cold.  Most importantly he got the generator going in time to make coffee.
Hey, if you're faced with cold showers, no water and no power, you need a hot cup of coffee, you do.
I'm really happy he knows how to do all that. (actually we did have water, lots and lots of water)
Coffee is very important.
All that being said, since he was able to keep the cold going for the freezer, it meant that the piece of Dover Sole I had in the freezer was still good, and I could go ahead and play with it for this month's theme of Grilled Fish for Fish Friday Foodies.
Honestly, I wasn't too sure what I was going to make.  I'm the fish/seafood eater in this family, and since the only grill I have is a George Forman, it took a little thought.
About 2 am, Tuesday, I figured it out.  I decided to make a Fish Taco.  It was Taco Tuesday after all.
A few years back I used to get fish taco's in Malibu and I loved them, fast forward a few years, I went to a restaurant that served grilled fish taco's with mango sauce, and I'd order that when we went there.
You get where I'm going with this, right?
Grilled Fish  Taco's with Mango Salsa.
I made this as a meal, but I'm thinking that these might make an appearance at a Tapas Night as well.
Our hostess this month is  Wendy of A Day in the Life on The Farm, who also happens to be the originator of this fun gathering.  If you want to join in on the fun you can email her at with your blog url and she'll add you to this fun bunch of bloggers. 

Yield: 2 Servings

Grilled Fish Tacos for Fish Friday Foodies with Mango Sauce and Coleslaw

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 25 mins
These grilled fish taco's make an excellent lunch, dinner or even appetizer, depending on the size of the tortilla.


Grilled Fish Tacos with coleslaw and mango sauce
  • 2 - 4 oz. pieces of Fish, I used Dover Sole
  • Coleslaw
  • Mango Sauce
  • 2 flour tortillas - burrito size
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 small carrot grated fine
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
Mango Sauce
  • 1/2- 1 cup frozen mangos, chopped
  • 1/2 finely minced jalapeno
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  1. Prepare the coleslaw and Mango sauce and set aside. Heat the grill up, whether using a George Forman or gas or charcoal. Prepare the fish by brushing it with a little olive oil on both sides and sprinkle a little Blackened Seasoning on one side. Grill the fish til just done and the fish flakes easily, about 3-4 minutes.(my sole was very thin). Remove to a warm platter. Take one of the flour tortillas, and place on the grill to brown and soften for about 30-45 seconds. Add a little mango salsa on one side of the tortilla, place cooked fish on top of the salsa and top with a little coleslaw. Add another tablespoon of the mango salsa, fold over and serve. This is a crunchy, tangy fish taco.
  2. For the Mango Salsa: Chop the mango very fine, mix with the finely chopped jalapeno and add the rice wine vinegar and sugar. Set aside while you prepare the coleslaw.
  3. For the coleslaw: Slice the cabbage so that it is very finely chopped. Peel and grate the carrot, and shred finely. Add the rice wine vinegar, sugar and celery seeds, toss together and set aside while you prepare the fish.
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I'm so glad you made it! Your tacos sound like the perfect ending to a very stressful week.

  2. That mango sauce looks divine! Thanks for sharing, Sid. We are always looking to add new fish taco recipes to our menus.

    1. Thanks, it's surprising how well Mango goes with fish, but it does. And fish taco's are the bomb. Did that date me?

  3. Yes, Ma'am! Sign me up! So happy you survived the inconveniences of Irma to post this great recipe! P~

    1. For us Irma was basically an inconvenience, not so for so many people here in Florida. And fish taco's are great, no matter the weather.

  4. Yes, please Sid, I would love one (or three) of these.

  5. I saw your comment in our Facebook group that you were powering your fridge and freezer with a generator and I was so happy for you. It breaks my heart when folks have to throw away good food because they can't keep it cold. That said, I guess that's the least of some people's worries!
    Meanwhile, I could eat that mango sauce with a spoon! What a lovely fresh idea for fish tacos, Sid.

    1. I'm so happy for my Biker Nerd, and that he knows how to hook stuff up and make it work. I was resigned to throwing away a lot of food if the power outage lasted, but I didn't have to. So many people lost so much down here, and I do feel for them. And mango sauce with fish is to die for.

  6. Feeling hungry looking at the yummy and tempting tacos.


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