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Happy 4th of July: Grilled Fish Tacos

It seems like just yesterday we were counting down to celebrate a new year. Now it is time to celebrate the United States’ independence with parades, cook-outs, and fireworks. I took the time to celebrate a little early with grilled fish tacos & a glass of Beso del Sol sangria :-). Have a happy & safe 4th of July from me to you & yours. The recipe below is a quick and easy way to get your holiday started.

Fish Tacos

1 large fresh skinless cod filet (deboned) NOTE: Any white fish makes a great fish taco.
juice from 1/2 lime
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
6 corn tortillas (blue corn tortillas pictured)
pickled red cabbage (optional)
sour cream (optional)
pepper & bean salsa (optional) (recipe below)

ONECombine garlic powder, crushed redd pepper, cumin, and chili powder in a plastic bag or small bowl. TIP: Combining your dry seasonings in one bowl ensures even distribution of the seasonings.
TWOAdd fish filet to preferably a glass bowl. Season both sides of the filet with the seasoning mixture.
THREEAdd lime juice to bowl to marinate.
FOURCover bowl & place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
FIVERemove the fish filet from the bowl & wrap in aluminum foil sprayed with olive oil.
SIXPoke holes in the foil with a fork or knife.
SEVENFollow instructions of your grill. Heat grill to 325 degrees. NOTE: If you don’t have a grill, pan sautéing or broiling the filet works just as well.
EIGHTPlace the filet on the grill for about 7 to 8 minutes. The fish is thoroughly cooked when it is opaque. Remove from grill & allow to cool.
NINEWarm tortillas by placing them on the grill.
TENRemove tortillas. Now it is time to plate your tacos.
ELEVENAdd your favorite toppings & enjoy.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Sangria

Grilled Fish Tacos with Sangria

Pepper & Bean Salsa

1 cup chopped sweet red & yellow peppers
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup canned black beans
Juice from 1/2 lime
1/2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

ONERinse black beans thoroughly. Allow to drain.
TWOCombine all ingredients in a bowl.
THREEServe with tacos or tortilla chips.
FOURDon’t forget to refrigerate leftovers if there are any 🙂

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