What is that ONE thing that, whenever you see it on a menu, you just HAVE to order it?
For me, it’s the fish tacos.
Chicken, steak, shrimp, they’re all just fine, but there is NOTHING like the flavor and texture of a juicy fish fillet wrapped in Southwestern spice!
And one of my favorite fishes?
Smooth and buttery, hearty and filling, the steak of the sea…
*Cue cymbal crash*
Until last week (which is obviously when these pictures were taken given Big Bertha’s current condition), I had never cooked swordfish at home, but after seeing Laura whip up batch after batch, I decided it was my turn to have a little fun. I seriously don’t know what took me so long to make it myself!
Fish is one of the EASIEST things to cook.
It’s so versatile and most varieties don’t even need time to marinade, which is perfect when you want to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less!
Chili-Lime Swordfish Tacos with Grilled Corn Salsa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: broil entrée high fiber high protein swordfish tortillas avocado corn lime Mexican
Ingredients (Serves 4)
For the Salsa
- 1 cup grilled corn kernels, thawed from frozen (available at Trader Joe’s)*
- 2 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lime, juiced
- salt & pepper to taste
For the Tacos
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- 1 pound swordfish fillets
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds
- 8 whole wheat low-carb tortillas (available at Trader Joe’s)
For the Salsa
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
2. Allow to set for at least 10 minutes for flavors to meld.
For the Tacos
1. Set oven to low broil and cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Combine spices in a small bowl.
3. Rub spice mixture over all sides of fish fillets.
4. Top each fillet with 1-2 lime slices.
5. Broil for 20-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
6. With a knife, carefully slice fish and divide among tortillas.
7. Top with salsa.
Nutrition facts per TWO tacos with filling AND salsa:
Ha! Try to get THAT at a Mexican restaurant!
Smoky, spicy, melt-in-your-mouth fish topped with a zesty salsa all wrapped up in a warm tortilla…what more could you ask for?
Maybe a bite? 😉
What is your favorite Mexican dish?
Have you ever tried swordfish?
LOVE fish tacos! I got some for dinner on Friday and they were so tasty. Now you just need a margarita to go with it! 😉
Silver…on the rocks…as big as my face! Lol
I don’t even eat fish or meat, but this sounds delicious! When I was a pescatarian, I never ate swordfish but I wish I had! I’ve heard it’s very good for you and a very versatile and “meaty” fish! I’ll have to try this out, but maybe use tempeh or something! All those veggies make this dish sound so refreshing! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Oh yes, it’s definitely one of the “meatiest” fishes I’ve tried. And oh my gosh, the corn salsa just takes it over the top! The flavors would work great with tempeh! You gotta let me know what you think if you give it a try!
favorite mexican dish is anything with avocado 😉
Heck yeah, I’m the same way – fish tacos are A MUST! So delicious. I’ve never had swordfish though and I can’t promise I will anytime soon because it’s on the “don’t” list because of high levels of mercury and that it’s on the endangered species list.
Once again, just the title of your post made my heart skip a beat. I love fish (never had swordfish though!) and I freakin’ adore Mexican food! I’m totally having tacos sometime this week 🙂
Swordfish is my very favorite. I’m having it for lunch today, in fact. I’ve put mine on a tortilla and eaten it pizza-style… how did I not wrap that thing up?! I love how you blackened it too. On the list for next week. Pinned!!!!!
You make fish look SO good! But I am so not a fan. Dont get me wrong, I will always try it before hating on it, but in my 23 years of life the only fish Ive ever liked is shrimp! I cant get over the smell. I guess if someone cooks it for me and there is no smell then maybe I can handle it. But Ive tried several types of fish over the years and havent liked any!
Aww, that’s so sad Kat! I’m actually surprised that you like shrimp…most people who don’t like fish can’t get over the texture of shrimp. Have you ever tried tilapia? I’ve heard that more delicate fish tends to have less of a smell to it. And you could try poaching it so it doesn’t end up smelling up your kitchen!
Only thing with swordfish is it’s environmental impact and mercury levels. I would just check where it came from and see if you can find something less environmentally harmful.
Love the recipe though (:
I’ve actually only had fish tacos ONCE before, and I wasn’t really a big fan of them. I think it was probably the restaurant’s fault though – it definitely didn’t look like the kind of restaurant where the chefs had any kind of formal training or anything. 😛 These look awesome though! I think you need to come to Canada and make these for me so that I can experience what good fish tacos taste like. 😉
My favourite Mexican dish… I don’t think it’s even possible to choose! Give me tacos, fajitas or enchiladas with a heaping side of guacamole and I’m a happy camper!
Aww, sad day! I’d definitely try giving them a second chance…especially since I know how much you love fish/sushi! You know…just until I can get a passport and make my way up there! 😉
Mmmm, I’m with ya on the guac!!
I have never had swordfish! I love tilapia fish tacos though… maybe I need to get me some swordfish!
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Favorite Mexican Dish: Chicken Chimichangas!! Mmm!!
My life needs swordfish tacos. Soon. Okay, I officially need to stop putting off a trip to TJ’s–Coffee, swordfish, and those awesome tortillas. All on my list!
My favorite Mexican dish is probably Tortilla Soup, although I can’t eat it anymore because most are made with chicken broth and/or lots of cheese…I’m sure there is a vegan or vegetarian version out there.
Although, actually I really love guacamole…and salsa…and homemade flour tortillas…and fajitas! Yum. I really love those tortillas you ONLY get at big burrito chains, the super thin and stretchy ones. I need some of those.