Grilled Fish Tacos with White Sauce

Grilled Fish Tacos

People said fish tacos are not authentic Mexican food but that is not true as fish tacos originated in Baja California, Mexico.  I remember I told one of my Hispanic friends that the only Mexican food I like are fish tacos, but he said “oh, we don’t eat that!”.  That made me think fish tacos are American food.  Whether it’s Mexican food or American food, I love them – either grilled or battered.  Below is a recipe for the white sauce that goes with the fish tacos.


4 pieces        white fish (such as mahi mahi)
2                    tomatoes (diced)
1/4 head       Cabbage (Shredded)
10                  Tortillas

Ingredients for white sauce:

1/2 cup         Mayonnaise
1/2 cup         Plain Yogurt
2                    lime
1 tsp              capers (chopped)
1/2 tsp          dried oregano
1/2 tsp          ground cumin
1/2 tsp          dried dill
pinch            black pepper
1                    jalapeno pepper (minced) – optional


White Sauce:

  1. Mix yogurt and mayonnaise in a medium bowl, add in fresh lime juice until the mixture is slightly runny.
  2. Gradually stir in capers, oregano, cumin, dill and black pepper.  If you like the sauce to be a little spicy, add minced jalapeno.


  1. Marinate fish with salt and garlic powder.
  2. Grill each side for 2-3 mins (depends on the thickness of the fish fillets).
  3. Lightly heat tortillas on a frying pan, place grilled fish in a tortilla and top with shredded cabbage, tomatoes and white sauce.

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