Grilled Garlic-Lime Fish Tacos

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 tacos

The ultimate summer food, these fish tacos are refreshing and so easy to make. Pile white-fleshed fish fillets into a tortilla and top with homemade corn salsa. Don't forget a squeeze of lime!


  • Vegetable oil, for grill

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 ¼ pounds skinless, firm white-fleshed fish fillets, such as striped bass or cod (about 1 inch thick)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed or lightly toasted

  • Corn and Tomato Relish, for serving


  1. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, and lime juice. Add fish and turn once to coat; let sit 5 minutes.

  2. Remove fish from marinade, letting excess drip off. Season with salt and pepper and grill until flesh is opaque throughout, 12 minutes, flipping once. With a fork, break fish into large pieces and serve with tortillas and corn relish.

    Petrina Tinslay

Cook's Notes

In a heavy skillet, toast tortillas over medium until browned in spots. Or, wrap a stack of them in parchment-lined foil and warm in a 400-degree oven for 5 minutes.

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