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Many dishes that originate in the Yucatán peninsula--between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico--take advantage of the seas' bounty. Don't marinate the fish more than 30 minutes; if it sits much longer, the acidic lime juice will "cook" it.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Place fish in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together tequila, lime juice, chile pepper, garlic, and cumin. Pour marinade over fish. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning fish occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Stack tortillas and wrap tightly in foil. Bake about 10 minutes or until heated through.

  • Preheat broiler. Drain fish, discarding marinade. Pat fish dry with paper towels. Place fish on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat for 5 minutes. Using a wide spatula, carefully turn fish. Broil for 3 to 7 minutes more or just until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

  • Using a fork, break broiled fish into 1/2-inch chunks. To assemble tacos, divide lettuce among warm tortillas, placing lettuce on one half of each tortilla. Top lettuce with fish chunks, sweet peppers, and red onion. Fold tortillas in half over filling. If desired, serve with cilantro and/or mango slices.


To grill the fish, place fish fillets in a well-greased wire grill basket. For a charcoal grill, grill on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 8 to 12 minutes or just until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish in grill basket over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 22mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 34g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 1g; protein 21g; vitamin a 2672.5IU; vitamin c 0.8mg; thiamin 0.5mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 5.9mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 60.5mcg; vitamin b12 2.2mcg; sodium 314mg; potassium 539mg; calcium 111.1mg; iron 2.5mg.