Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos With Creamy Chipotle Sauce Recipe
If you love tacos and you love grilled fish this grilled, mahi mahi fish tacos recipe (and the accompanying chipotle sauce) is for you. You can substitute any white flaky fish if you can’t find Mahi Mahi, but the texture of Mahi lends itself to the grill very well.
- 2 to 3 lb. Mahi Mahi (or other white fish)
- 3 TB Grilla AP Rub
- 8 flour or corn tortillas
- ¼ head small green or purple cabbage, shredded
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 2 limes cut into wedges
- ½ C mayonnaise
- 1/3 C plain Greek yogurt
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp dried dill
- 1 canned chipotle chile in adobe sauce + 1 tsp of the sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
Start by making the chipotle sauce (can be made a day ahead, if you wish). Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use. Preheat your Grilla, Kong, or Silverbac to 300 degrees. Pat your fish dry with a paper towel, dust with the rub. Place the fish on the Grilla Grill and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side. You may need more time if your fish is thick.
Serve fish on warm tortillas with the cabbage, onion, tomato and a generous dab of the chipotle sauce with a squeeze of lime.
Dishes to Pair With Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos
Sure, you could serve up your grilled mahi mahi tacos with beverages and nothing else. But you want to dazzle your guests and give them tons of choices, right?
The good news is that mahi mahi fish tacos go well with tons of other foods. Try some of these serving partners next time you’re in the mood to make fish tacos on your wood pellet smoker grill:
- Rice and beans: What could go better with Mexican inspired fare than some rice and beans? You can literally make up a batch of basic white or brown rice, mix it with pink, red or black beans, toss on a bit of salt and pepper and call it a day. Rice and beans may sound simplistic, but paired with spicy grilled mahi mahi fish tacos, the dish really comes to life.
- Burritos, fajitas or enchiladas: Hey, you are already firing up your Grilla or Silverbac to make grilled mahi mahi fish tacos. Why not add chicken or steak strips to the grates and celebrate all your favorite Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine?
- Tossed green salad: Make sure you liven up your salad with the freshest produce you can find. You may even want to toss in a few fruits like pineapples and mangoes for good measure. Consider using the chipotle taco sauce recipe as a dressing for your salad, adding a little buttermilk if needed for a more dressing-like consistency.
- Grilled veggies: From zucchini and squash to Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, pretty much any vegetable is going to be a suitable partner for your mahi mahi fish tacos. As a bonus, you can grill them while making your mahi mahi, or as you put together your mahi mahi tacos, and plate them for your guests.
Of course, remember to include some desserts in your buffet. Nothing ends a meal better than some grilled pie or a big slice of grilled pineapple with brown sugar glaze!