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tequila lime cod fish tacos garnished with limes, oranges and jalapeno

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 Mexican
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