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Healthy Grilled Baja Style Fish Tacos

Posted by sbulloch on February 1, 2014

Healthy Grilled Baja Style Fish Tacos

Here at Traeger, we love good seafood. We especially love good seafood grilled up over a wood fire and seasoned to perfection with one of our signature spices. These grilled fish tacos fit the bill, and to top it all of they are light and healthy enough to keep you on track with your New Year's resolutions. Did we mention they are fast, and simple too?? Just give the fish a few minutes on the grill, top with your favorite accoutrements and you are ready for dinner!

Baja Style Fish Tacos


1 pound firm, flaky white fish such as cod, monkfish, or halibut (skinless)
2 limes
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Traeger Cajun Rub, or your favorite Southwestern-style rub
8 white or yellow corn tortillas
For serving: Shredded cabbage, diced red onions, cilantro leaves, pickled jalapeno slices, diced avocado, pico de gallo or salsa, sour cream


1. Juice one lime. Cut the other lime in wedges and set aside until serving time.

2. Make the marinade: In a small mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, mustard, and salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil, then stir in the garlic. Place the fish in a resealable plastic bag, pour the marinade over it, and refrigerate for no more than 1 hour.

3. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 400 degrees F (High on a 3-position controller) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Remove the fish from the marinade and pat off any excess marinade with paper towels. Season generously on both sides with Traeger Cajun Rub.

5. Arrange the fish on the grill grate and grill until the fish is opaque and flakes easily when pressed with a fork. (There is no need to turn it.) Remove to a cutting board and cut into bite-size chunks. Meanwhile, warm the tortillas on the Traeger until pliant and hot.

6. Arrange the fish, tortillas, and suggested accompaniments on a large platter.

Healthy Grilled Baja Style Fish Tacos

Garnish with the reserved lime wedges. Serve immediately.

Healthy Grilled Baja Style Fish Tacos