Grilled Fish Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa #SundaySupper

So today is Mexican Independence Day. Now I know what you are thinking, wait isn’t that Cinco de Mayo? The answer is no, Cinco de Mayo is actually a holiday celebrated in the US and only in a few regions on Mexico. And the date is not to celebrate Independence, it is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and in certain regions of Mexico it is to celebrate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. So there is a little bit of history/trivia for you. So if you really want to throw back some margaritas in celebration of Mexican Independence day then get your glasses ready because today is the day. And the Sunday Supper crew wanted to take part in the celebrations by sharing some of our favourite Mexican dishes.

If you have been following me for a while you might have guessed that I love Mexican food, and I also love introducing my UK family to different dishes. In California our Mexican influence mostly comes from the Baja peninsula and fish tacos is what I would consider a standard Baja Mexican dish. And one of the things that I love about grilled fish tacos is it is so light and yet filling. Where a lot of Mexican meals can leave you feeling like you gained 10 pounds in one meal, this one fills you up without weighing you down.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salas

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 teaspoons lime zest
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
2-4 tsp chili powder (depending on how hot you want it and how hot your chili powder is)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 kilo (2 lbs) talapia
12 tortillas

190g (1 c.) corn, defrosted
1 400g (15oz) tin black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch coriander (cilantro) finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
60mL (1/4 c.) lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste

*sadly tilapia isn’t common in the UK so substitute for any mild white fish fillet. You want one that is someone thin, I used monk fish and it turned out well.

To prepare fish: Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl. Add each fillet of fish into the sauce making sure the fish is well coated. Transfer to a plate and let stand 20 to 30 minutes for the fish to absorb the flavour.

While the fish is marinating make the salsa by combining the rest of the ingredients, minus the oil, into a bowl. I personally find I don’t need the oil so the addition of the oil is only to taste.

Cooking fish on a grill can be challenging because the fish sticks to the grill. If you are going to be grilling a lot, like ourselves, I would recommend you getting a grilling basket. You can simply place the fish in foil and then grill it. You want to cook the fish 3-5 minute per side.

Divide fish between the warm tortillas and serve with the the salsa and a side of mexican rice.
6 servings of 2 tacos each

And if you want to discover more amazing Mexican dishes to bring to your table check out my fellow bloggers posts.

Sopas (Soups), Ensaladas (Salads), and Entremeses (Starters)

La Comida (the food)

Postres (desserts)

Bebidas (beverages)

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day (this coming Sunday, September 16) during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes for a Mexican Fiesta! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat!  We’d also love to feature your Mexican Fiesta recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!

33 thoughts on “Grilled Fish Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa #SundaySupper

  1. Girl, you’ve got me salivating! I absolutely love fish tacos, and it seems to be the only light meal with protein for pescetarians that is available in a Mexican restaurant. I know what you mean about feeling like you’ve gained 10 pounds when eating Mexican food! I enjoyed reading the history of the holidays as well. This recipe is one for the recipe file!

  2. What I really like about this is the fish is grilled and not fried. I see too many deep fried fish tacos and I think the batter takes away from it all. Your marinade and salsa makes this fresh and flavorful. Must try.

  3. Fish tacos are amazing! We find them a lot here in Florida, and they are definitely a treat. This recipe sounds awesome; love the black bean and corn salsa to top!

  4. I love fish tacos too. I need to get a better fish grate for the grill because my fish keep sticking to the grate. Wish I was over at your house when you made this. yummmmy!

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