Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

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Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

The BEST Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos you will ever have. Topped with fresh crunchy purple Cabbage, Avocados, and a drizzle of Chipotle Lime Crema – all wrapped in a warm tortilla! All in under 20 minutes!

Ok, have you guys seen the new issues of Food & Wine or Bon Appetite Magazine? I have totally been drooling over the grilling recipes in there and decided grilling season is now in full effect here on JHE!

If your grill is buried under 4″ of snow … wipe it off … put on some snow gear and turn it on because you’re gonna to want make this Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Taco recipe! 

The BEST Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos you will ever have. Topped with crunchy purple cabbage, avocados, and a drizzle of Chipotle Lime Crema - all wrapped in a warm tortilla! All in under 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grillseason

So lately I have been kinda obsessed with this spice and probably add it to everything I make.

Smoked Paprika!

Paprika itself is made from red pepper, but smoked paprika has this amazing smokey scent to it. It adds so much more flavor to a dish! Lately its been my little seasoning trick.

And guess what… its in this dish too!

The BEST Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos you will ever have. Topped with crunchy purple cabbage, avocados, and a drizzle of Chipotle Lime Crema - all wrapped in a warm tortilla! All in under 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grillseason

For the Mahi Mahi, make sure that the fish is patted dry and then rub those babies down with the spice rub. Make sure the grill is either sprayed with PAM or wiped down with olive oil – if its not they WILL stick to the grill.

Also, another warning on grilling fish. Be patient, if you try to flip it too early and it sticks don’t force it! If it’s sticking to the grill, the fish is giving you a warning sign. “I’m not done yet.” The fish will “release” itself from the grill when its done and you won’t be left with a fish masacre on your grill.

No one likes to scrub charcoaled fish from the grill.. so be patient and wait! The outcome?

The BEST Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos you will ever have. Topped with crunchy purple cabbage, avocados, and a drizzle of Chipotle Lime Crema - all wrapped in a warm tortilla! All in under 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grillseason

Beautifully grilled Mahi Mahi that is waiting to be topped with deliciousness and wrapped in a warm corn tortilla shell!

Fish Tacos recipes are plenty and there are many variations. I think what makes a good fish taco is using a fish that can stand up to the cooking. Tilapia will probably crumbled under the heat, you want to have a good fish that will stick together when you eat it and Mahi will do just that.

Plus when you have a good fish you don’t need to add a bunch of “stuff” to surround it. Let the fish be the star and just top it with the essentials.

The BEST Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos you will ever have. Topped with crunchy purple cabbage, avocados, and a drizzle of Chipotle Lime Crema - all wrapped in a warm tortilla! All in under 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grillseason

In this Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Taco, all I added was purple cabbage, avocado, and a Chipotle Lime Crema that I made with fresh lime juice, greek yogurt, and chipotle peppers. {and of course that Smoked Paprika because I’m addicted!}

Believe me, you want … no NEED to make these fish tacos this week! Once you do, I promise it will become a staple in your house this summer!

I heart fish tacos! 🙂

The BEST Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos you will ever have. Topped with crunchy purple cabbage, avocados, and a drizzle of Chipotle Lime Crema - all wrapped in a warm tortilla! All in under 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grillseason

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The BEST Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos you will ever have. Topped with crunchy purple cabbage, avocados, and a drizzle of Chipotle Lime Crema - all wrapped in a warm tortilla! All in under 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grillseason

Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 16-20 tacos
  • Category: Grilling Recipes, Seafood, Gluten Free

Ingredients

Grilled Mahi Mahi:

  • 2 lbs. fo mahi mahi filets (cut into 1 1/2″ strips)
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cracked pepper
  • Chipotle Lime Crema:
  • 3/4 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • juice of one lime
  • 3 cups of thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 2-3 avocados, sliced
  • 16-20 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl add 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, ground cumin, dry cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon of cracked pepper. Stir to mix.
  2. Pat Mahi Mahi dry and rub spice mixture onto all sides of the fish. Set aside.
  3. To a food processor add, greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, chipotle pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and lime juice. Set aside.
  4. Heat grill to medium high heat.
  5. Spray grill grates with PAM or rub down with olive oil.
  6. Add fish to grill and grill for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from grill and let side. {remember don’t flip them until they are ready – not sticking to the grill}
  7. Add tortillas to grill and grill 1 minute per side to warm up and remove.
  8. To assemble tacos, add one strip of grilled fish to corn tortilla, top with thinly sliced purple cabbage, sliced avocado and a drizzle of chipotle lime crema.
  9. Optional garnish: fresh lime wedges to squeeze on top and fresh cilantro
  10. Serve and devour

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The BEST Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos you will ever have. Topped with crunchy purple cabbage, avocados, and a drizzle of Chipotle Lime Crema - all wrapped in a warm tortilla! All in under 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grillseason

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63 Responses
    1. M

      These are so much better with flour tortillas. The corn is too strong for the mahimahi. Just a suggestion. Much, much, better.

  1. I love fish tacos too! It’s finally warm enough to pull that grill cover off so I will be fully taking advantage of this recipe this weekend! I love the tip about the “sturdier” fish to use – it’s always heartbreaking when more fish ends up at the bottom of the grill then in your taco. Great recipe!

    1. Exactly!!! I’ve been there way to many times when the fish is on the bottom of the grill or crusted on the grates. NO fun!

      I hope you and the fam love this recipe Heather!

      1. Corinne

        We tried this recipe with tilapia when it went on sale recently and it tasted great too. You could try the substitute.

  2. This recipe makes me happy for 2 reasons… 1: the grilling part! I can finally see my grill again! I’m going to open it up this weekend and get it roaring again after a WAY too long winter. 2: tacos are TOTALLY my jam. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I am ALLLLLL over Mexican food!

  3. John

    Recipe calls for dried cilantro. Do you mean Ground Coriander? Cilantro normally isn’t dried because it loses all it’s flavor. Thanks for the info.

    1. Nope, I mean dried cilantro. You can buy it in the grocery store in the spice aisle, I use it when I don’t have fresh available. It still gives good flavor. Thanks John! 🙂

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