Citrus-Marinated Fish Tacos


A quick citrus-honey marinade ensures these flaky fish tacos stay flavorful and moist.

Citrus-Marinated Fish Tacos
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 pound firm skinless white fish fillets, such as cod, halibut, or sea bass

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 6 ounce container plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ of an English (seedless) cucumber, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 6-inch soft corn or flour tortillas, warmed

  • Shredded lettuce, jalapeno slices, and/or orange zest (optional)


  1. Cut fish into 8 equal portions. In a shallow dish whisk together the orange juice, honey, chopped jalapeno, and garlic. Add fish, turning to coat. Cover and let stand 15 minutes, turning once. Meanwhile, stir together the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.

  2. Drain fish, discarding marinade. Sprinkle remaining salt over fish. Grill in a preheated grill pan (optional: line with foil) or on a gas or charcoal grill on the greased rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once.

  3. Top each tortilla with fish. Serve with shredded lettuce, jalapeno slices, and/or orange zest, if desired, and top with yogurt mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 22.1mg 111%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 478mg 10%
Folate, total 30mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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