Orange Lime Halibut Fish Tacos

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Orange Lime Halibut Fish Tacos are for people who love tropical flavors infused into their tacos and want a fresh vibrant taste instead of a heavy fried fish.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Orange Lime Halibut tacos

Orange Lime Halibut Fish Tacos are for people who love tropical flavors infused into their tacos and want a fresh vibrant taste instead of a heavy fried fish.

Orange Lime Halibut tacos

This Orange Lime Halibut Fish Tacos has a texture and flavor that can not be beat. It is so beautifully light and delicate but at the time so full of dynamic flavors. It is the perfect dish for people who want fish tacos but hate greasy fried fish.


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  • Refreshing Meal: These citrus filets are so refreshing.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Perfect to wind down with a beer and enjoy.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
A close up on the fish tacos.

Ingredient Notes for Cod Fish Tacos Recipe :

Citrus Marinade:

  • White Onion: chopped (small pieces, but not minced).
  • Cilantro : fresh, chopped.
  • Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice is best.
  • Orange Juice
  • Garlic Cloves: minced
  • Oregano

Jalapeño-lime sour cream

  • Sour cream
  • Lime Juice
  • Grated Orange Zest
  • Fresh Jalapeño: minced
  • Cilantro : A few Tablespoons of Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • Halibut fillets

Equipment Needed for the Best Fish Tacos

How to Make Fish Tacos with Sauce

These are the basic steps for making Orange Lime Halibut Fish Tacos Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: MARINADE

First, in a small bowl mix ingredients for the marinade.then place fish in a zip top Bag and pour 3/4th of the marinade over the fish and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes.

STEP 2: CREMA FOR FISH TACOS

Next in a bowl, stir together the ingredients for the Jalapeno lime cream. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.

STEP 3:GRILL FISH

Then heat grill to a medium high heat, drizzle fish with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.Grill fish for 2 to 5 minutes per side and next chop into bite-size slices or chunks. Baste with remaining marinade every few minutes.

STEP 4:ASSEMBLE

Finally, grill or pan-warm tortillas. Lay warmed tortillas out and top with fish. Add sour cream mixture, and top with any toppings of your choice.

Prep and Storage Tips for Making the Halibut Tacos

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make the sauces ahead of time and keep in airtight containers in the fridge. Chop any vegetables that you want for on top of your halibut tacos.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the components for the tacos in the fridge for up to three days, make the tacos the day you wish to serve them.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THE HALIBUT TACOS

There are so many ingredients that will compliment these tacos. For example: Sriracha Slaw, tomatoes, Restaurant Style Black Beans, avocado and more fresh cilantro on top.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The halibut can be frozen in the freezer and taken out and thawed in the fridge overnight before grilling. However, most of these ingredients should be fresh.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I USE OTHER FISH?

Of course, tilapia, cod, swordfish or any white fish can all be used for this recipe.whatever your grocery store has and looks good. The best fish for tacos is the kind that you enjoy eating the most, cook until fork tender.

CAN I COOK ON THE STOVE TOP?

Indeed, if you do not want to use an outdoor grill, you can use a grill pan or large skillet and cook your fish on the stove top. Cook until the fish flakes and is opaque.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, you can make as much as you need by cooking in batches and keeping the fish hot on a covered serving platter.

CAN THE FISH BE FRIED?

You can use a batter dipped fish and cook it in the fryer in a canola oil until golden brown.

Close up on Orange Lime Halibut Taco.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Tortilla: Corn tortillas can replace the flour tortillas or make a bowl out of rice or cauliflower rice if you are keto.
  • Add Spice: Cumin, chili powder or hot sauce can all be used.
  • Salsa: Keep the tropical vibe going by using a mango salsa.
  • Variation tip: Different citrus fruits can also be used such as grapefruit.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a great way to cook the fish for these halibut tacos.
  • Toppings for fish tacos: Fresh cilantro, shredded cabbage and diced tomato.

What to Serve with Orange Lime Halibut Fish Tacos

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Orange Lime Halibut tacos

Orange Lime Halibut Fish Tacos

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Orange Lime Halibut Fish Tacos are for people who love tropical flavors infused into their tacos and want a fresh vibrant taste instead of a heavy fried fish.
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Ingredients

  • Citrus marinade:
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped (small pieces, but not minced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Jalapeño-lime sour cream:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 tbsp. fresh jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tsp. cilantro, minced
  • 1 lb Halibut fillets

Instructions

  • In a small bowl mix ingredients for the marinade.
  • Place fish in a zip top Bag and pour 3/4th of the marinade over the fish and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the Jalapeno lime cream. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Heat grill to a medium high heat, drizzle fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill fish for 2 to 5 minutes per side. Chop into bite-size slices or chunks.
  • Grill or pan-warm tortillas. Lay warmed tortillas out and top with fish. Add sour cream mixture, and top with any toppings of your choice.

Expert Tips

  • Tortilla: Corn tortillas can replace the flour tortillas or make a bowl out of rice or cauliflower rice if you are keto.
  • Add Spice: Cumin, chili powder or hot sauce can all be used.
  • Salsa: Keep the tropical vibe going by using a mango salsa.
  • Variation tip: Different citrus fruits can also be used such as grapefruit.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a great way to cook the fish for these halibut tacos.
  • Toppings for fish tacos: Fresh cilantro, shredded cabbage and diced tomato.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fish, tacos

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