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!

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33 Responses to Grilled Fish Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa #SundaySupper

  1. I absolutely love the flavors in this! And the fact that it doesn’t weigh you down is always a plus!

  2. Liz says:

    Beautifully done, Laura!!! I want this for my dinner tonight :) Happy #SundaySupper, my friend~

  3. Alaiyo Kiasi says:

    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!

  4. Renee says:

    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.

  5. I love fish tacos, Laura! Yumm!

  6. Katie says:

    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!

  7. Mmmmm….looks delicioso! I have a place near me that makes amazing calamari tacos, but I have not made any good fish ones myself yet. You’re recipe may be the winner for us! Happy Sunday!

  8. I adore fish tacos! I order them at a local place every time we go there! Yours look absolutely fabulous!

  9. Chris Baccus says:

    Beautiful dish and photos. What a great way to intro someone to a California staple.

  10. So many good ingredients together, and the fact that you didn´t fry the fish makes this a great dish! Happy sunday!

  11. I keep telling myself that I need to make Fish tacos and I always forget! Thanks for the reminder though ;) these look great!

  12. Bea says:

    I love fish tacos. They are so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

  13. Tara Noland says:

    I love that there is a nice light fish in here. These would be great!!

  14. Patti says:

    Looking forward to trying these with the grilled fish!

  15. Lots of restaurants around here serve fish tacos, but I never think to make them myself. Heading to the harbor to pick up fresh fish NOW :)

  16. Katy says:

    They look gorgeous! Such a fun, flavourful dinner!

  17. Sheila says:

    This looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  18. These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Happy #SundaySupper!

  19. Gorgeous! My husband loves fish tacos, he would be all over this!

  20. When it comes to fish tacos, I can never get enough–and these look amazing!

  21. Gorgeous presentation I want this for dinner!

  22. Kim Bee says:

    This looks so good. I could totally go for this right now. Love the corn salsa with it. Fabulous job!

  23. You had me at black beans. I love them!

  24. I love fish tacos…and ever since I made them for my (fish-hating) husband, HE DOES TOO! Yours look amazing and I really wish I could reach in and grab a couple right now!

  25. Carla says:

    I haven’t had fish tacos in a long time. Looks delicious!

  26. I have been looking for an awesome Fish Taco Recipe and I think I just found it! Can’t wait to try it.

  27. Megan says:

    Great fish taco recipe! I rarely make them at home. Can’t wait to give this one a try.

  28. Sarah says:

    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!

  29. Susan says:

    Fish tacos are a favorite! I especially like that you are grilling them instead of frying the fish.

  30. Fish tacos are one of those dishes that always seem to slip my mind. I think I need to add the ingredients to my grocery list now.

    Looks delicious!

    Jamie @

  31. Sunithi says:

    Yummy ! Love the way you grill fish and these look delish !

  32. YUMMMMY! We love fish tacos in our house and your black bean and corn salsa would make my husband VERY happy.

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