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Cod fish tacos with citrus and tomatillo salsa

Spicy Tequila Lime Fish Tacos with Cod

There's tequila involved in this wonderful marinade with Mexican spices. Margarita Fish Tacos are a wonderful Mexican seafood meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 383kcal


  • 2 ounces tequila silver
  • 1/2 lime zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and grated
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound cod
  • 16 corn tortillas warmed
  • 1 cup Shredded cabbage for garnish
  • Tomatillo salsa and cilantro for topping


  • Combine the tequila, lime zest, lime juice, orange zest, orange juice, garlic, 3 tablespoons olive oil, Old Bay seasoning and chili powder in a shallow bowl. Mix with a whisk and add the fish and turn several times to make sure it is thoroughly coated. Let the fish marinade for 10 minutes per side.
  • Preheat your cast-iron grill skillet to medium-high. Or heat your outdoor grill to medium high.
  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the grill pan, then add the fish and cook, turning once, about 3-4 minutes per side. It is done when it flakes easily with a fork. If you're using outdoor grill. Use that tablespoon of olive oil to coat the grates of the grill before adding fish.
  • When the fish has cooked through, remove it to a plate. Let it rest 1 minute, then flake it apart into big chunks with a fork.
  • Assemble the tacos: place some fish chunks in a tortilla, then drizzle with Homemade Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, cabbage and cilantro. Give it a good squeeze of lime juice and serve immediately.


This recipe can be cooked using a stovetop grill pan, an outdoor grill or even a good seasoned cast iron skillet.
Looking for a more spicy taco? Slices of fresh jalapeno are always a good choice.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg