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Gluten-Free healthy fish tacos with mango salsa

Updated on March 4, 2014

Healthy fish tacos with fresh mango salsa

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Healthy fish tacos with fresh mango salsa

This is the recipe you have been asking for! It's super fast, full of lots of flavor and delicious!
This is the recipe you have been asking for! It's super fast, full of lots of flavor and delicious! | Source
The above picture is the tuna and this is the grouper. They both make awesome tacos!
The above picture is the tuna and this is the grouper. They both make awesome tacos! | Source
Gathering the ingredients
Gathering the ingredients | Source
I used Miami Valley Spice Traders, Chardonnay Oak Smoked sea salt. You have to try it!
I used Miami Valley Spice Traders, Chardonnay Oak Smoked sea salt. You have to try it! | Source
This is the grouper. It was caught fresh in Florida and hand carried to me fresh frozen. I even have a photo of the fish and the proud fisherman. This really gives you a connection of where your food comes from!
This is the grouper. It was caught fresh in Florida and hand carried to me fresh frozen. I even have a photo of the fish and the proud fisherman. This really gives you a connection of where your food comes from! | Source
The salsa is super quick. Just peel and chop the mango, dice the garlic, quick chop the cilantro, squeeze the lime and shake in the the chili sauce. So easy!
The salsa is super quick. Just peel and chop the mango, dice the garlic, quick chop the cilantro, squeeze the lime and shake in the the chili sauce. So easy! | Source
I put all those above ingredients in the food processor and gave it 6 quick pulses.
I put all those above ingredients in the food processor and gave it 6 quick pulses. | Source
It will look like this. If you don't have a food processor just chop everything a bit finer and mix by hand.
It will look like this. If you don't have a food processor just chop everything a bit finer and mix by hand. | Source
Just pop it in the fridge until you are ready for it.
Just pop it in the fridge until you are ready for it. | Source
After the dry rub, I drizzled on the olive oil.
After the dry rub, I drizzled on the olive oil. | Source
Give it a quick rub with your fingers and off to the grill. Of course, wash your hands first!
Give it a quick rub with your fingers and off to the grill. Of course, wash your hands first! | Source
I heated the grill to about 400 degrees or medium high heat for about 4 minutes on one side and maybe 5 on the other. This is the direct on the grill method.
I heated the grill to about 400 degrees or medium high heat for about 4 minutes on one side and maybe 5 on the other. This is the direct on the grill method. | Source
I rinsed the fish in cold water and patted it dry. I then gave it a light coat of olive oil and then sprinkled on my seasonings.
I rinsed the fish in cold water and patted it dry. I then gave it a light coat of olive oil and then sprinkled on my seasonings. | Source
You wrap the fish in aluminum foil and put on a medium high heat grill for about 4-5 minutes per side. It may take less time on your grill so be sure to check your fish for doneness.
You wrap the fish in aluminum foil and put on a medium high heat grill for about 4-5 minutes per side. It may take less time on your grill so be sure to check your fish for doneness. | Source
Hot off the grill! To check for doneness, just try to pull it apart with a fork. If you get resistance, grill it for a few more minutes. If it falls apart in moist flakes, you are ready!
Hot off the grill! To check for doneness, just try to pull it apart with a fork. If you get resistance, grill it for a few more minutes. If it falls apart in moist flakes, you are ready! | Source
The fish is white, moist and flaky. It's ready for the mango salsa!
The fish is white, moist and flaky. It's ready for the mango salsa! | Source
You have got to make these! There are so many flavors going on! Your family will think you had a chef come to your house to prepare dinner!
You have got to make these! There are so many flavors going on! Your family will think you had a chef come to your house to prepare dinner! | Source
This meal is fast, super-easy, and just plain delicious. This is your star recipe!
This meal is fast, super-easy, and just plain delicious. This is your star recipe! | Source

Healthy fish tacos with fresh mango salsa

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 28 min
Yields: 4 tacos

Healthy fish tacos with fresh mango salsa

  • 1/2 lb grouper or tuna, fresh if possible
  • Seasoning mix: 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground cumin, powdered cumin works great too!
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, I used mild but hot would work too.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Mango salsa: one mango, peeled and in chunks
  • one lime, zested and juiced, it has to be fresh lime-don't use that stuff in the plastic lime!
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, rough chop
  • 2 cloves garlic, rough chop
  • 2 or 3 dashes hot chili sauce, or mild

Tuna or grouper fish taco's with mango salsa

  1. Rinse your fish with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. I always pop it back in the refrigerator while I do the rest of the prep work.
  2. If you are making rice to go with it, you may want to start that now. Gather your seasonings and measure and stir them into a small bowl. Set the bowl aside while you prep the salsa. You can also start the grill.
  3. If you are using a meatier fish you can dry rub it and then add the oil. This fish will go directly on the grill. If you are using a flakier fish you will want to oil and season it first, then wrap it in aluminum foil. Check out the photos if unsure of your method. You can prep the fish before you make your salsa.
  4. To make the salsa, peel and cut the mango away from the gigantic seed in the middle and place the mango in the food processor and throw the seed out. Take the cilantro and garlic and give it a rough chop and drop that in the food processor too.
  5. I like to use all of the lime so I zest it with my handy microplane and then cut in half to juice. You may not want to juice it right over the food processor for fear of adding the seeds to your salsa.
  6. Splash in a few dashes of your chili sauce and then pulse the processor for 5 or 6 times. You just want to blend everything but leave nice chunks of mango. Place in a pretty serving bowl and set on the table. If you don't have a food processor you can use a blender or, simply finely chop everything yourself. It will still taste awesome.
  7. At this point your grill will be hot. Place your tuna directly on a medium-high heat. slightly oiled grill for 4 or 5 minutes, and then flip and grill the other side . The same goes for the fish that is in the aluminum foil. Close the lid.
  8. At this point you can take your soft taco shells and place them in aluminum foil on the upper shelf of your grill. They only need 5 minutes to heat.
  9. If the fish has been on the grill for at least 4 minutes, flip it over and give it another 4 minutes, then check for doneness. If unsure, refer to my photos.
  10. Place the cooked fish on a clean dish and then break it apart to add to your hot soft taco shell. Add the mango salsa and some avocado and get ready to taste the yummiest fish tacos ever!

Tuna or grouper fish tacos with mango salsa

The reason I did two methods in this blog is, well, there are two types of fish textures. If you try to prepare a flakier fish directly on the grill, you will lose most of the fish between the grill grates. Of course you can use the aluminum foil method for both types of fish, but you will be missing out on the grill flavor for the meatier fish- not to mention the great grill marks. We do eat with our eyes!

I am lucky in that I have friends that live in my area two weeks a month and then two weeks in Florida. She and her husband make it a job to fish all day. They are serious about it and I am the lucky recipient of their labor of love. I developed this recipe for the grouper, but my husband will only eat tuna with protest. He will now have to admit he likes grouper too!! Not bad for a guy who doesn't like fish. If you are trying to get a loved one to eat more fish my suggestion is to start with this recipe and then find a fisherman friend!!

Chef's note: Serve with corn tortilla's for a gluten-free dinner!

Healthy fish tacos with mango salsa

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