Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

After enjoying snacking on the strawberry and avocado salsa I knew that I wanted to try using it in something and of course tacos were on my mind. I figured that white fish tacos would be perfect but I did not think that my staple fish tacos, the chipotle lime fish tacos were quite the right fit. My next choice was some cilantro lime fish tacos but I wanted to try something a little different. After contemplating for a while and my mind wandered and I found myself thinking about how good a nice cool and refreshing strawberry mojito would be. With that thought, inspiration struck and mojito fish tacos it was!

Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

I have used alcohol in marinades and sauces before such as in my favourite tequila lime shrimp or the tequila lime grilled chicken so pulling out the rum for the marinade for fish tacos was not a stretch. With the mojito theme in mind the base of the marinade seemed obvious starting with the lime, rum and mint. From there I continued to build up some flavour with garlic, cumin, green onions and cilantro and I finished things off with a touch of heat from some jalapeno peppers.

Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

After marinating the fish, it simply needs to be thrown onto the grill for a few minutes to cook and then it is broken up a bit before assembling the tacos. Since the strawberry and avocado salsa was already packed with flavour I kept the toppings simple and I only really added some crumbled queso fresco, cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. The mojito grilled fish was really tasty and the flavours worked well in taco form with the strawberry salsa. What a perfect way to enjoy strawberry season! Despite the fact that I immensely enjoyed the strawberry salsa, I am absolutely sure that the mojito grilled fish would be perfect in tacos with pretty much any toppings. I definitely will be keeping this recipe close at hand!

Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

Mojito Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4

Grilled fish tacos marinated in a mojito inspired marinade with lime, mint and rum served with a summery strawberry and avocado salsa.

  • 1 pound white fish such as tilapia, cod, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 2 tablespoons rum (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1 handful mint, chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 (4 inch) tortillas (corn tortillas for gluten free)
  • 2 cups strawberry and avocado salsa
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco or feta, crumbled
  • 1 handful cilantro
  1. Marinate the fish in the oil, lime juice and zest, rum, jalapeno, garlic, green onion, mint, cumin, salt and pepper for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Grill the fish over medium-high heat until cooked, about 4-6 minutes per side. The fish will be cooked when it flakes easily and it is no longer translucent.
  3. Flake the fish and serve in tortillas garnished with strawberry and avocado salsa, crumbled cheese and cilantro or your favourite taco toppings.


Helene said...

Since visiting San Francisco I am in love with fish tacos. Nice one with the strawberry salsa.

Lau said...

What a beautiful flavour mix!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of taking the marinade inspiration from a cocktail. Lovely use of seasonal ingredients, too.

Amy said...

I HAVE to try these, I love fish tacos!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very healthy and so tasty! Yummy.



The Procrastobaker said...

This sounds so deliciously flavoursome, and having never had a fish taco myself I really am dying to try some! Lovely recipe as always, you have a truly inspiring blog :)

Joanne said...

Mojitos are my go-to summer drink and I have a feeling this will become my go-to summer meal!

Katie said...


Elizabeth said...

This sounds wonderful. Fresh, tasty and unique. Thank you so much Kevin for you wonderful ideas and recipes. You have enriched my life.

We Are Not Martha said...

What a great twist on tacos! I LOVE the idea of mojito grilled fish... and the salsa looks amazing, too!


Deeps said...

Fish tacos are one of my favorites! And the mojito idea sounds just amazing! will definitely give this a try!

Marysol said...

Interesting merge, between the classic Cuban Mojito and the Mexican Taco.

And the strawberry salsa looks particularly delicious!

aga-aa said...

I must do it! now!
it likes great!
but i don't use strawberry, a ad dried tomatoes

expert contabil said...

Oh my god how good it looks and for sure it is delicious too. In my opinion this is not a very easy recipe but i think that i will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I tried this on Saturday and it was a complete hit! I left out the jalapeno because I'm not fond of spicy fish tacos, and I added romaine to the tacos. Very, very good. It will be a repeat in our home. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It was a delish recipe, and a hit at our home. I left out the jalapenos because I don't care for spicy fish tacos, and added romaine. A wonderful celebration of flavors. Thanks!

diet pills said...

Good mixture of taste. Sweet and salty always works well.

Fisher Boy Food said...

Kevin, this sounds like a great seafood recipe! The tequila lime, mixed with the strawberry & avocado salsa, sounds like an unstoppable flavor combination. We've never even imagined using strawberry in a salsa, but now we're going to try to use it every chance we get. Yum!

Diets that work said...

I can't imagine the flavor of this! I love fish and I love tacos! Fish is really healthy and plus, I'm on a diet. This will indeed be an addition to my diet plans! The ingredients, by its looks, will definitely make a nice combo!

kitblu said...

Obviously this comment about a mistake in the directions is superficial as it has not resulted in any problems in recreating the recipe. I mention it only for clarity. You repeated the addition of salsa instead of adding feta.

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