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Grilled Snapper Tacos

Grilled Snapper Tacos

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Took a bit of a break from the kitchen as well as blogging for a few weeks.  We were attending and speaking at a conference, then we jaunted off to the mountains for some much needed R&R.  Sometimes I just need to recharge.  Before we left, we worked on perfecting this recipe for Grilled Snapper Tacos as we want you to enjoy it during the last dog days of summer.


Grilled Snapper Tacos

This recipe was inspired tacos we had during our trip to Baja.  I still have to share that trip with you.  The simplicity of this taco recipe was really stunning.  We arrived at our hotel to find the staff stuffing a freshly caught snapper full of onions and limes.  After they had finished, it was grilled over wood coals before sharing with guests as the sun went down.  We were beyond excited to be able to enjoy fresh fish tacos with icy cold beers.

Grilled Snapper Tacos

What made this recipe perfect was how simple it was served. Alongside the tender white fish, there were piles of grilled jalapeños and banana peppers with onions, and a simple green salsa is served. As well as amazing corn tortillas. Everything was so fresh that nothing else was required except for a hungry crew which was quickly filling up the bar as we made our way down. Guess these tacos are a hit with the locals as well.

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Grilled Snapper Tacos

Grilled Snapper Tacos

Grilling whole fish adds a great smokiness that takes this taco recipe to the next level. Feels like enjoying tacos on the beach in Mexico.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 pounds fresh red snapper, ask the fishmonger to clean and scale the fish for you
  • 4 limes
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • a handful of jalapeno peppers
  • a handful of banana or gypsy peppers
  • bunch of cilantro
  • kosher salt
  • 1 large white onion, cut into quarters, that are then cut into quarters again
  • corn tortillas
  • your favorite green salsa


    Light the grill to 325.
    Wash and pat dry the fish.
    Season the inside cavity with a small amount of salt. Line the inside of the fish with the thinly sliced yellow onion, 1/4 of the bunch of cilantro, 2 limes that are sliced thinly and one jalapeño that has been sliced.
    Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the top of the fish, then seal the foil into a large packet.
    Place on the grill and cook the fish until white and flakey. This will take about 15 minutes but depends on how hot your grill is.
    Remove the fish from the grill and let rest still wrapped in the foil.
    Using a grill pan or a piece of foil that has been folded in half, place the onions and remaining peppers on top of it, and place on the grill. Cook until the onions are soft and the peppers lightly charred.
    Warm the tortillas.
    To serve place a piece of the fish on the tortillas along with some grilled onions, peppers and the salsa.


To save time in the kitchen serve with your favorite pre-made green salsa

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Grilled Snapper Tacos


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Rebecca {foodie with family}

Monday 3rd of August 2015

My word. This is seriously calling to me. I am a taco lover and a fish fiend, so this is a natural craving for me, but the photos are just masterful!


Tuesday 28th of July 2015

Wow, you guys! Great tacos! And I love that tablecloth too. It's beautiful.

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