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Fish & Fruit Tacos

Fish & Fruit Tacos

Fish & Fruit Tacos

by | Jul 31, 2018

It doesn’t have to be Tuesday for my family to enjoy tacos; we eat them any day of the week. Our favorite type of taco is the fish taco and living on the coast makes it easy to enjoy them anytime with some of the freshest fish available.

For this recipe I have paired grilled cobia with a bright mango salsa and a cool dill horseradish sauce.

Sometimes called black kingfish, lemon fish or black salmon, cobia is difficult to catch in the wild because they do not travel in groups. Most commercially sold cobia is farm raised 8 to 10 miles offshore and up to 250 feet deep in the ocean. Like salmon, cobia is known as a “superfish” because it’s a nutritional powerhouse naturally high in protein and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Cobia’s white meat is mild in flavor and firm in texture. It’s generally offered raw or fully cooked; it’s not the kind of fish you want cooked with a cool center because it is dense in texture rather than flaky. Many times when you order sushi the mystery white meat is cobia. It also cooks up firm like chicken, making it versatile in the kitchen.

The mango salsa I am sharing with you is vibrant, clean and refreshing with the grilled cobia. I believe it adds a good amount of fruits and vegetables, enough that you could consider these healthy tacos. The sweet mangos and crunchy cucumbers and onions mesh well with the buttery cobia.

To bring it all together I have included a dill horseradish sauce to drizzle on top. Although the horseradish in the sauce can lend to a spicy taste, the cool of the sour cream and dill overrides the bite. This dish provides two tacos per person, but be sure to make a little extra because I am sure you will want more.

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Fish & Fruit Tacos
Take advantage of fresh local fish with a crowd-pleasing meal full of diverse flavors.
Fish Tacos Recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood, Summer
Servings
people
Ingredients
Mango Salsa
Dill-Horseradish Sauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood, Summer
Servings
people
Ingredients
Mango Salsa
Dill-Horseradish Sauce
Fish Tacos Recipe
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients for the Mango Salsa and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients for the Dill-Horseradish Sauce and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Combine the cobia fillets, vegetable oil and salt and pepper in a Ziploc bag; shake to coat well. Grill the cobia fillets for about 3 to 5 minutes on 400 degrees until done.
  4. Begin to plate by dividing the cooked cobia among the 8 tortilla shells. Spoon the desired salsa on top of the fish and drizzle each shell with the sauce.

About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. After earning my degree in Marketing/Branding I moved to Wilmington and the life my spouse and I have created for ourselves is a blessing beyond words. Together we enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth. At home, I love to cook and write recipes, play with our dogs, and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has shown me that you really can enjoy your job. I am truly grateful to have a career I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!

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