Broiled Fish Tacos

Cristina Ferrare is the gorgeous and talented hostess of Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love on Oprah’s OWN Network.  She has just published a cookbook:  Big Bowl of Love- Delight Family and Friends with More than 150 Simple, Fabulous Recipes.  In her cookbook shares 150 family-friendly recipes for everything from starters and lunches to dinners and desserts.  Since I’m a big-time fish taco fan, I decided to try her recipe for Broiled Fish Tacos.

Red snapper is simply marinated in oil, cumin, chili powder and lime juice, then it’s drained & broiled until it flakes apart easily.

I used white corn tortillas and topped them with homemade guacamole, the broiled fish, lettuce, cilantro, green onion and chunky tomato salsa.  Oh… and a squeeze of lime, of course.

These fish tacos are everything Cristina promises them to be- a simple, family-friendly, light dinner… that goes well with a tall margarita :)

The recipes in this cookbook are not intimidating, and they’re simple enough for any level of cook.  There are many, many beautiful photographs (photography shot by Todd & Diane).  I have two copies of this cookbook to give away. If you’d like to enter to win a copy of Big Bowl of Love, here’s the deal:  Leave a comment below telling me if you’re a fish taco fan or not.  Have you had them before?  If so, where have you found the best fish taco?  I want to know!

This giveaway will end on Sunday evening, May 1st. Here are the two winners- commenter #36 (Cara) and #139 (Kara).  Congrats!

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Broiled Fish Tacos

Yield: 4 servings (2 tacos per serving)

Prep Time: 25 min + marinating time

Cook Time: 10 min

A healthy, simple version of Southern California's favorite taco...


1 1/2 pounds red snapper filets, rinsed & patted dry
5 Tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
3 Tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
8 soft corn tortillas, wrapped in foil
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 cups guacamole, purchased or homemade
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
2 cups fresh salsa, purchased or homemade
3 whole green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 limes, cut into wedges


1. Place fish fillets in a glass dish. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, cumin, chili powder and lime juice; pour over the fish. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to broil setting (or highest baking temperature). Place foil-wrapped tortillas on the bottom rack.Spray a broiler pan with nonstick spray. Remove fish from marinade and place on the broiler pan. Broil 3 inches from the heat source. Broil 7 to 12 minutes on one side only, keeping an eye on the fish to make sure it doesn't burn. It's cooked all the way through when the fish flakes apart easily. Transfer to a cutting board and flake apart into chunks. Remove tortillas from the oven.

3. Assemble the tacos: Place a tortilla on a work surface. Smear a heaping Tablespoon of guacamole over the top of the tortilla. Add a few shreds of lettuce, several chunks of fish, a spoonful of salsa, a sprinkle of green onions and about 1/2 Tablespoon of cilantro.

4. Serve immediately, with lime wedges for squeezing.


*If preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, just be sure to use a brand of corn tortillas that are known to be GF.

Source: (Adapted from Big Bowl of Love)

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161 Responses to “Broiled Fish Tacos”

  1. 1

    Kate — April 27, 2011 @ 3:12 AM

    I love fish tacos, and so I am exciting to try another version of them!

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    Katrina — April 27, 2011 @ 3:32 AM

    Awesome idea! I used to love having these as a kid :)

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    Megan — April 27, 2011 @ 3:49 AM

    Love fish tacos! These will be coming to my kitchen soon :)

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    Wendy — April 27, 2011 @ 3:53 AM

    I love the fish tacos at Baja Fresh. Everything there is so fresh!

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    souzapalooza — April 27, 2011 @ 4:10 AM

    Your fish tacos look way better the ones I had out last night! My favorite Fish Tacos are at Dos Caminos in NYC. I’m always afraid to make them at home but this recipe looks pretty manageable. It might be diner this weekend!

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    Joyce Pack — April 27, 2011 @ 4:19 AM

    I love fish tacos. Unfortunately, you can’t find them here in KY, or at least I haven’t. I’ve heard from a trusted blogger that you can find wonderful fish tacos in San Diego. :)

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    Sarah S — April 27, 2011 @ 4:41 AM

    I love fish tacos, the best I ever had were from a small place take out place in San Diego, I wish I could remember the name

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    Kelly — April 27, 2011 @ 4:59 AM

    I have never had fish tacos, but this makes me want to try them!

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    Tamara — April 27, 2011 @ 5:03 AM

    I like fish tacos. There aren’t many places in MI that have good fish tacos. I had decent ones at this restaurant called J.Alexanders, but overall the best ones I ever ate were in Los Cabos, Mexico. Now those were delish!

    The photos you took so good that I want to try out this recipe! I’ve never made them at home, but I’m interested to try it out.

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    Sharon Holderman — April 27, 2011 @ 5:06 AM

    OMG fish tacos! I used to live in San Diego and that was the best new thing I ate out there. The fried ones are my favorite, but that’s b/c I like that extra crunch. Rubio’s has them fast-food style and that’s great, but there was also a restaurant near Mission Beach that sold a sampler, so you could get like 6 fish tacos, all with different fish. After a long day of beach volleyball, two of us would go and split a plate. DELISH!

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    bellini — April 27, 2011 @ 5:07 AM

    I am a fan of the unbattered fish taco. The best ones I’ve had so far were at Foodbuzz made my Mary Sue Millican of Borders.

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    Diane — April 27, 2011 @ 5:09 AM

    I’ve never had fish tacos, but a number of my friends have, and they love them and are telling me I have to try them!

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    Joan — April 27, 2011 @ 5:29 AM

    I do enjoy a good fish taco and these look amazing. I had some pretty good ones at Baja Fresh and also a little place in California when we lived there awhile. Can’t remember the name of the place though. This looks like a great cookbook that I’d enjoy cooking from.

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    Darla — April 27, 2011 @ 5:41 AM

    I have never tried them, but I really want to!

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    Stacey — April 27, 2011 @ 5:59 AM

    Unfortunately I am not a big fan of fish so I have never tried fish tacos. I would love to try other recipes in the book though!

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    Nikki — April 27, 2011 @ 6:23 AM

    I LOVE fish tacos. I moved from CA to the south and haven’t found good fish tacos in my state yet. So, my favorite are the ones that I make from Tyler Florence’s fish taco recipe. I love the pink chili mayo & crunch from the panko crumbs. So yummy. I have introduced them to a few reluctant Southerners and they are big fans of fish tacos now!

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    Stacy — April 27, 2011 @ 6:29 AM

    I am a fan of the fish taco! Love them, they are wonderful to fix when the heat climbs in TX. I really can’t say I have found one fish to be better than the other, but I can say I usually grill my fish before using in tacos and that I prefer cabbage over lettuce in this style of taco.

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    June — April 27, 2011 @ 6:29 AM

    Haven’t had fish tacos before, but I’m sure we’d like them. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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    Megan (Running Foodi — April 27, 2011 @ 6:32 AM

    Oh gosh, I LOVE fish tacos! The best ones I’ve had were on Maui!

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    Lori — April 27, 2011 @ 6:38 AM

    I love fish tacos and I really want some now! I moved recently and need to find a go-to place for them. Or I can just make this recipe ; )

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    Maria — April 27, 2011 @ 6:50 AM

    I am loving Cristina’s new book! We will have to make the fish tacos soon, they look great!

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    jan — April 27, 2011 @ 6:50 AM

    I’ve never had a fish taco…. I LOVE fish and I LOVE tacos… I’m assuming i’d LOVE fish tacos…. I’d definitely LOVE to try them! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Bridget — April 27, 2011 @ 6:53 AM

    I’ve never had one, but I think I would be a fan!

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    Mariah Henderson — April 27, 2011 @ 7:00 AM

    I have never had a fish taco–I used to think that they sounded gross, but they’ve been appearing everywhere, so I’m warming up to the idea.

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    Karly — April 27, 2011 @ 7:51 AM

    Would it be wrong to have fish tacos for breakfast?

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    Cassandra G. — April 27, 2011 @ 7:53 AM

    I’m not a fish eater, so I don’t have a love for fish tacos. My family sure likes them, though!! :)

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    danielle — April 27, 2011 @ 7:56 AM

    I love fish tacos!

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    Jennifer W — April 27, 2011 @ 8:05 AM

    I love fish tacos. My favorite restaurant went out of business and I’m trying to find another.

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    Marilyn — April 27, 2011 @ 8:15 AM

    Fish tacos.. I don’t know.. I can always try it.. Never had it before but it does look good.

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    Janyce — April 27, 2011 @ 8:30 AM

    I LOVE fish tacos. My favorite ones are from the golf clubhouse at Mauna Lani Point on the Big Island of Hawaii :) They are delicious and so fresh!

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    Bree — April 27, 2011 @ 8:37 AM

    I LOVE fish tacos, and I’m so excited to try yours!!!

    My favorite fish taco was at TGIFriday’s, but they don’t have it anymore *tear*

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    sara — April 27, 2011 @ 8:40 AM

    I’m a huge fish taco fan! I think my favorite version is the one made by a good friend of mine who makes them with salmon ceviche and an awesome vinegar-y purple cabbage slaw.

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    Cristina B — April 27, 2011 @ 8:42 AM

    Yes I absolutely LOVE fish tacos! The best one’s I’ve ever had were on vacation in San Diego.

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    Rebecca — April 27, 2011 @ 8:57 AM

    I love fish tacos! The best I’ve had were in Hawaii on the Road to Hana. They were red snapper, and the fish had been caught just a few hours earlier. Delicious!

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    martina Fegan — April 27, 2011 @ 9:33 AM

    I had them once in Florida and LOVED them! We are a taco loving family. However, I have never made them myself. This post has inspired me to make them.

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    Melissa G — April 27, 2011 @ 9:37 AM

    I LOVE fish tacos, but have never made them. The best I had were at a little stand in Maui.

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    Rachel — April 27, 2011 @ 9:54 AM

    I love fish tacos! Although I’ve never been to CA or Mexico, so I fear the ones I’ve had haven’t been very authentic. Tasty nonetheless! :)

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    Megan — April 27, 2011 @ 10:30 AM

    I ADORE fish tacos! It’s my fiance’s favorite dish and I love making it because it’s so easy and so healthy. Usually I grill the fish but recently I’ve been baking the fish with peppers and onions in a foil pack… like fajitas. So delish. To be honest, I’ve never had a restaurant-style fish taco I’ve enjoyed. Typically, restaurants fry the fish, which I’m definitely not a fan of.

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    Cara — April 27, 2011 @ 10:56 AM

    Gorgeous photos!

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    d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — April 27, 2011 @ 10:57 AM

    I LOVE fish tacos! I have a wonderful version with a latin slaw up on yelleBELLYboo – it’s one of my most popular recipes. I’ve never tried broiling though, great idea!

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    Tara — April 27, 2011 @ 11:42 AM

    My favorite fish tacos are made with grilled tilapia that you squeeze fresh lime juice over right when you take it off the grill then topped with pico and a guacamole-yogurt sauce! Sooo good.

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    Deanna D. — April 27, 2011 @ 11:43 AM

    LOVE fish tacos! Bobby Flay has a good recipe that we always use. They are so light and full of flavor!

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    Patti — April 27, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

    I have never tried fish tacos. Maybe it’s time to change that!

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    Natalie — April 27, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

    looooooove fish tacos! we’re actually going out for them tonight! :) the best i ever had were from a little truck in san diego!

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    Amy@ Whatjewwannaeat — April 27, 2011 @ 12:38 PM

    I love fish tacos! That reminds me to make them more. We have some tasty ones here in Texas actually!

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    Haley — April 27, 2011 @ 1:50 PM

    Oh my goodness!… The BEST fish tacos can be found in Ocean Beach (San Diego) at South Beach Bar & Grill!!! No doubt… plus, I am sure you have been there!!

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    Amanda J. — April 27, 2011 @ 3:25 PM

    I tried fish tacos in a local Chicago restaurant. They weren’t bad, but I imagine they are so much better on oceanside!

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    Ericka — April 27, 2011 @ 3:28 PM

    Oh boy! Do I love fish tacos! For some reason I don’t make them that often, I love using leftover salmon for my tacos, some crema with lime and some chipotle sauce…..Yum! I know what I’m having for dinner tonight! The best ones I’ve ever had were at some litte taco shack near the beach in San Diego ( I see that is a popular location here!)

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    Stephanie C — April 27, 2011 @ 3:34 PM

    I love fish tacos. The first and favorite place I had them was at Robertos in San Diego. So Yum!

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    Lauren — April 27, 2011 @ 3:55 PM

    I love fish tacos! Had them today for lunch. Best place I’ve had them was a little nameless shop outside of Ensenada Mexico, right on the beach. YAY! for a big bowl of love!

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    jelene — April 27, 2011 @ 3:59 PM

    i love fish tacos! well any kind of tacos!! i’ve had them at a few places, but the best place around here is san jose.

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    Tracy — April 27, 2011 @ 4:15 PM

    You know, I have never tried a fish taco before…I’ve always been a little afraid of them, haha. These look wonderful though!

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    Marisol — April 27, 2011 @ 4:18 PM

    Who doesn’t love fish tacos? These fish tacos look absolutely delectable, so I hope these are win over the ones I am in love with. There’s this restaurant here in Midvale, UT called Hoppers. It’s a great brewery restaurant and they have the BEST halibut tacos. You can get them with tilapia, but the halibut is so yummy. Mmm… now I’m craving tacos…

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    Tessa — April 27, 2011 @ 4:29 PM

    I love fish tacos. I’m always a bit apprehensive about trying them in Baja Mexico (I’m out of AZ so I’ve had my fair share of Mexico trips) so I usually make them at home – usually broiled too! With some old bay seasoning. Definitely bookmarking this recipe.

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    Julie — April 27, 2011 @ 4:55 PM

    I loooove them! Its a San Diego staple!

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    Heidi — April 27, 2011 @ 6:10 PM

    I have never had fish tacos but my husband and I are on a fish kick and I plan to try this recipe this weekend!!! You have inspired me!

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    Jennifer Allen — April 27, 2011 @ 6:52 PM

    I do love fish tacos. I haven’t had them at many places but I do get them regularly at Lazy Dog. It’s actually there island salsa that makes the taco and haven’t been able to duplicate the salsa recipe. They are quite good.

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    sarah — April 27, 2011 @ 8:30 PM

    i’ve never actually had one…they always sounded gross to me and then i had a shrimp taco and loved it and now i’m very interested–but not a lot of places in bowling green ky to get one :(

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    Ashley Estrada — April 28, 2011 @ 12:09 AM

    I really like fish tacos. I have not yet found a place that makes them really great but I love that they are not heavy and have a clean, refreshing taste to them. I do prefer mine w/lots of lime though =) . Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Meredyth H — April 28, 2011 @ 2:59 AM

    I LOVE fish tacos – I find that a spicy remoulade sauce and a crunchy slaw doused in lime juice are two KEY elements!

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    cheryl — April 28, 2011 @ 3:29 AM

    Fish tacos are my favorite and this receipe is different than others! Fish tacos are so healthly and satisfying. I would love to win this cookbook. Haven’t bought a new cookbook in awhile. Thanks!

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    Judy H — April 28, 2011 @ 4:10 AM

    I love Fish Tacos and I had them at a Rubio’s in San Diego. Now I want to make them at home. This recipe looks awesome!!

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    Debbie — April 28, 2011 @ 4:26 AM

    I have never had a fish taco! However, I’ve been wanting to try one; this recipe looks so good….thanks for the post and the chance at the cookbook!

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    Marella — April 28, 2011 @ 4:47 AM

    I have never tried fish tacos but the recipe looks awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook.

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    Laura P. — April 28, 2011 @ 4:52 AM

    I recently tried fish tacos and fell in love! I had them at a restaurant called Nada in Cincinnati–delish! This recipe looks great–I’ll have to try making them myself! :)

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    Neil Compton — April 28, 2011 @ 5:21 AM

    Fish Taxis are a “staple” here in S. Florida. Best around here is at Guanabana’s in Jupiter. Great atmosphere and great food!

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    Leslie — April 28, 2011 @ 5:31 AM

    I love fish tacos! You would think in coastal Georgia, they would be easy to find. Not! Have to make them myself if I start craving them.

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    Melissa — April 28, 2011 @ 5:31 AM

    I have never tried a fish taco but this looks great and so does the cookbook. I really enjoy this blog!

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    Julie — April 28, 2011 @ 5:33 AM

    I have never had fish tacos before! But I have had shrimp, does that count? LOL :) I love shrimp tacos and your pictures make me want to try fish tacos! I now know what I’m cooking for dinner tonight! Thanks!

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    Linda — April 28, 2011 @ 5:36 AM

    I have never had a fish taco before, but those look really, really good! I’ll have to try out the recipe.

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    Sandra — April 28, 2011 @ 6:05 AM

    I don’t think I have ever ordered or made fish tacos – but my daughter LOVES them! I have tasted hers before and I did like them. Your photos are beautiful and make me want to prepare these as a special surprise for my darling daughter. They look FABULOUS!!!!

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    Bobbie (aka claysmom) — April 28, 2011 @ 6:14 AM

    I am a fish taco fan, but my hubby LOVES them. we are definitely going to try this recipe. The best we have found so far are at a restaurant here in Starkville, MS called The Grill.

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    Kelci Lanich — April 28, 2011 @ 6:16 AM

    I love fish tacos but always forget to make them at home! The best I’ve ever had was at a neighborhood restaurant in Cleveland, Luxe- but it was a special and they sadly haven’t had them since!

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    Desi — April 28, 2011 @ 6:23 AM

    I have never had fish tacos yet but have bookmarked several recipes to try! I bet they would be delish! Thanks for the cookbook giveaway!

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    Heather — April 28, 2011 @ 6:30 AM

    The best fish tacos I ever had were at the “San Angel Inn” at the Mexico pavilion in EPCOT. I have never made them on my own, always too afraid. But maybe with the recipe up above, I can give them a try! :-)

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    carolyn milani — April 28, 2011 @ 6:30 AM

    I love fish tacos! Definatley trying these very soon!

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    Tina Rhodes — April 28, 2011 @ 6:41 AM

    Love fish tacos!!! My family thinks I am nuts!! Best place I have ever had them is The Thirsty Perch in South Haven, MI. YUM!!!

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    lill — April 28, 2011 @ 6:42 AM

    I love about any kind of taco – but I’m not a huge fan of fish. Guess I need to substitute the fish for something else and then this would just be the perfect recipe=)

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    Julie — April 28, 2011 @ 6:47 AM

    My husband and I love fish tacos. We are always on the search for the ‘best’ fish tacos on each of our trips. Growing up on the Oregon coast I have had my fair share of amazing fish tacos. Some our favorite places are Duke’s in Huntington Beach, CA ; Uptown Tavern in Denver, CO and Duke’s Chowder House in Seattle, WA. I’m excited to try this recipe, it sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing:)

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    Jazzy — April 28, 2011 @ 7:00 AM

    I have never tried fish tacos. Kind of afraid to try then out somewhere bc I don’t want to pay for a meal I don’t like and hen still be hungry. Plus, I’m a picky fish eater.

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    Karen Jones — April 28, 2011 @ 7:08 AM

    Love love love fish tacos. We serve a similar version with a corn cilantro cream…yumo.

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    Lady Amalthea — April 28, 2011 @ 7:19 AM

    Love fish tacos! The best ones I’ve ever had (and it was in part due to the atmosphere and company) were in San Felipe, Mexico my senior year of college. We at them at a tiny stand just off the beach — fresh fish, lime plucked off a tree and some wonderful margaritas. Thanks for reminding me of such a pleasant memory!

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    Cheryl — April 28, 2011 @ 7:20 AM

    I love fish tacos and can’t wait to try this recipe! My favorite fish tacos were homemade. My brother makes the best fish tacos I’ve ever tasted!

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    Melody — April 28, 2011 @ 7:23 AM

    These fish tacos look delicious. I have never had one before. I don’t know why it has taken me so long. I love fish!

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    judy jursch — April 28, 2011 @ 7:24 AM

    I absolutely adore fish tacos! I live in So. California and to me they are the ultimate So. California meal! I usually make my own but a great place where I live to have them is Wahoo’s fish tacos. A terrific twist is the shrimp (camarone) tacos in San Felipe, Mexico….fresh from the ocean….yum!

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    Deborah — April 28, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    I LOVE fish tacos. And I think the best ones are made at home!!

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    Liz — April 28, 2011 @ 7:33 AM

    love to fish tacos! new convert…thanks for all your great blogs & recipes

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    tony vincent — April 28, 2011 @ 7:33 AM

    you immediately had me a “fish tacos”…

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    Lisa Myers — April 28, 2011 @ 7:36 AM

    I am new to loving fish tacos, because I am new to loving fish! I had my first in California, and there was no turning back. YUM! Will definitely be trying this recipe, thanks!

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    Mikey — April 28, 2011 @ 7:40 AM

    I absolutely love fish tacos, so much so that they’re the only type of taco I order. La Cocina Economica in Chico, CA has to die for fish tacos. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Jenn — April 28, 2011 @ 7:42 AM

    Unfortunately, I don’t like fish tacos – I don’t eat seafood… but I LOVE tacos!

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    Debra Helmer — April 28, 2011 @ 7:51 AM

    Fish tacos!!! I’m from beef country….Alberta, Canada, but adore fish taco’s! The best I”ve had are from the Flying Fish Grill in Half Moon Bay, CA. At home, I serve mine on corn tortilla’s with chiptole mayo. To die for!!!

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    Paige — April 28, 2011 @ 8:35 AM

    Fish tacos are staple in our house! I love Elie Krieger’s recipe for Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream…spicy, healthy and yummy!

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    Nancy L — April 28, 2011 @ 8:42 AM

    I actually have never had a fish taco…and I even lived in California for a short time! Your’s look fabulous and I am definitely going to give them a try.

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    Amanda — April 28, 2011 @ 8:49 AM

    I love fish tacos, but only the ones I make myself because all the other places that make them, make their sauces with chilies and/or peppers, which I’m allergic to. I love to experiment with the kinds of fish I use and make different sauces with them. I’m still working on getting my husband to try them though, he says that fish shouldn’t be inside tacos, only beef. One day he’ll try it though!

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    christina mccarthy — April 28, 2011 @ 8:53 AM

    I had always thought they sounded awful… till I tried them in Hawaii. Now I can’t get them enough! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

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    Naomi S. — April 28, 2011 @ 9:09 AM

    I love fish tacos! I’ve never attempted to make them myself, but your recipe sounds great, so I think I’ll give it a try. The best fish tacos I’ve ever had were down in Ensenada, Mexico…years ago on a family vacation.

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    Doreen — April 28, 2011 @ 9:12 AM

    Yumm…. I’m craving fish tacos … will have to make these very soon!!

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    Barbara Kramer — April 28, 2011 @ 9:18 AM

    LOVE fish tacos. In San Diego, my favorite place is Blue Water on India Street. Tacos are offered in a variety of flavors, blackened, chipolte,
    Eager to try the broiled fish tacos.

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    Patti Nelson — April 28, 2011 @ 9:19 AM

    Believe it or not, I have never had a fish taco, but am excited about tasting one, as I LOVE fish!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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    Cindy — April 28, 2011 @ 9:29 AM

    I never had fish tacos before, but I love fish dishes. I will be trying this recipe very soon.

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    Kelly Schaefer — April 28, 2011 @ 9:38 AM

    I love fish tacos. The best I’ve ever had are at the Island Cow down on Sanibel Island, Florida! Would love to win this cookbook and I, too, watch her show on OWN. Many thanks! Kelly

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    Holly H. — April 28, 2011 @ 9:39 AM

    I love fish tacos! Sadly, I am the only one in the house that does, but I make them in hopes that they will come around!

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    Lucia — April 28, 2011 @ 9:47 AM

    In San Diego you have so many taco options…especially on Taco Tuesday just about anywhere in PB, or Wed at World Famous for their Lobster Tacos..but when it comes to fish tacos I’d have to say my favorite are the ones you can buy at a stand, by the beach on your way to Ensenada…remember when going to baja was no big deal, a simple weekend trip…so for now I’ll settle for making them at home :). Great post!

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    Gina B — April 28, 2011 @ 9:51 AM

    Believe it or not, my favorite fish tacos are from a chain – Rubios! Fried and delicious! I think I ate 6 of them one time.

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    Karen — April 28, 2011 @ 9:54 AM

    I love fish tacos. I had Swordfish tacos at a family BBQ and I have to tell you that they were one of the most delicious things I have eaten. Any fish in a taco makes me happy! In a pinch Chronic Tacos rocks! (No, I did not get paid for this endorsement).

    I watch Cristina on OWN and I really enjoy her show. It appears that her recipes look as though any home cook can make them. They sure look good!

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    Kristen — April 28, 2011 @ 9:58 AM

    I really enjoy fish tacos!! The kind that I had around here is at a restaurant called The Toasted Frog. They serve it with some tangy cole-slaw, mango salsa, a really spicy sauce (a little dab will go far) and lettuce, onions etc. It is SOOOOOOOO good!

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    Liz Rogers — April 28, 2011 @ 10:05 AM

    Fish tacos?? Who would ever eat fish tacos. That sounds ridiculous. Or at least that is what I thought until last summer. We were visiting my husband’s grandparents in San Diego when my husband and brother-in-law decided to cook a thank you dinner for them. They fried up fresh fish they caught that morning and served it in lightly crisped tortillas with guacamole, lettuce, salsa and lime juice. I nearly fell over. Sold.

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    Jessica — April 28, 2011 @ 10:46 AM

    I love fish tacos! I’ve never made them at home (WHY?!?!), but I recently enjoyed them at a Los Cabos restaurant. YUM!

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    Cheryl Wilson — April 28, 2011 @ 11:58 AM

    I have never tried a fish taco, but that looks delicious! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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    Kaylan — April 28, 2011 @ 12:32 PM

    I love fish tacos, especially made from tilapia. The best tilapia fish tacos I’ve ever had are from Two Rows restaurant in Houston, TX.

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    Stephanie — April 28, 2011 @ 12:55 PM

    I have never had a fish taco! This recipe will be my first…looks delicious.

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    sharvari — April 28, 2011 @ 1:09 PM

    LOVE fish tacos – cant wait to try this recipe out next week.

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    tcmary — April 28, 2011 @ 1:47 PM

    I don’t eat fish soooo…I usually sub in chicken where a fish is called for. Would love this made with chix, planning on it.

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    Bethany — April 28, 2011 @ 2:19 PM

    Fish tacos are my favorite meal to cook! I pan fry tilapia in jalapeno-infused olive oil, and dress it very simply with a red cabbage, green onion and minced jalapeno slaw. I serve it with shaved manchego cheese and a drizzle of sour cream and lime. I can’t wait to try these – I’ve never made them with snapper!

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    Jamie — April 28, 2011 @ 2:22 PM

    I’ve always wanted to try fish tacos – this recipe looks delicious! I cant wait to try it this weekend.

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    Angela — April 28, 2011 @ 2:25 PM

    the only time I’ve ever had fish tacos was at Houlihan’s. They were actually quite delicious! I haven’t made them at home yet, but it’s certainly in my plans!

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    Sharla — April 28, 2011 @ 2:43 PM

    I had fish tacos once while traveling that were really good, but never tried them on my own. These look do-able, I might have to try them.

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    Patricia E — April 28, 2011 @ 2:44 PM

    Never had a fish taco, but I think I might have to try this recipe.

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    A. Sweet — April 28, 2011 @ 2:45 PM

    I like fish, but I haven’t tried it in a taco.

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    Brittany C. — April 28, 2011 @ 2:51 PM

    I don’t do fish, but I’m a sucker for tacos and these look amazing!

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    vballer — April 28, 2011 @ 4:06 PM

    not a fish taco fan because i’ve never tried one before!
    i guess that’s what i get for being a vegetarian. =)

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    Christine — April 28, 2011 @ 6:07 PM

    I love fish tacos. I had my first fish taco in San Diego CA at a Rubios. I fell in love with them. When I see them on a menu, I order them. The best fish taco so far is at Poe’s Tavern, Sullivan Island, SC.

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    Alicia — April 28, 2011 @ 6:18 PM

    I’ve never had a fish taco and want to try one!

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    Mary — April 28, 2011 @ 7:04 PM

    I love fish tacos. I made some pretty good ones last week with a lime cilantro sauce. I prefer shredded lettuce to shredded cabbage (not a raw cabbage person). Would love this cookbook. Thank you

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    Lois Schmucker — April 28, 2011 @ 7:20 PM

    I just had fish tacos recently for the very first time and loved them.

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    Lynda Clark — April 28, 2011 @ 7:47 PM

    I thought that fish tacos sounded weird until I moved near the Mexican border of Arizona for a while and was given some by a co-worker. When done well, they are sheer heaven, especially with lots of squeezed lime and pickled onions.

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    Amy — April 28, 2011 @ 8:26 PM

    I am a fan of fish tacos in restaurants, but I’m afraid to make them at home. So I never have. I’m kind of weird about fish. I never liked fish as a child/adolescent, and I’m just now developing a taste for it (though I’m still pretty picky).

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    Haley — April 28, 2011 @ 9:42 PM

    I’m not much of a fish fan…but I’m a big chicken taco fan and I use a similar recipe to the one above for the same marinade :)

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    Rose Atwater — April 28, 2011 @ 9:53 PM

    I have never had a fish taco and honestly, have never wanted to try one…until now. Your pictures and description *almost* change my mind about them! rose.m.atwater(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Allison — April 28, 2011 @ 9:59 PM

    I love and crave fish tacos! They are so light and fresh tasting. I’ve been doing weight watchers and they are great on that system. My favorite fish taco joint is Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Ft Worth, TX!

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    April in CT — April 29, 2011 @ 5:06 AM

    These look fantastic! I love fish tacos and make them at home.

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    marla — April 29, 2011 @ 6:36 AM

    I do have this book & love it!! Your tacos are gorgeous. Met Cristina last night – she is an amazing woman :)

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    Patrina Mitchell — April 29, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    I’ve never tried the fish taco, but I like recipes with fish in it and I am interested in reading the cookbook.

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    Christine Rennegarbe — April 29, 2011 @ 9:22 AM

    Fish tacos are such an awesome, fresh way to re-do a favorite! I will absolutely try these soon!

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    Kara — April 29, 2011 @ 11:24 AM

    I have never had a fish taco, but these look delicious!!

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    Kara — April 29, 2011 @ 2:28 PM

    I love fish tacos! I live in Southern California. If you visit, you have to try one.

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    Franci — April 29, 2011 @ 2:53 PM

    I’m a big fish taco fan!

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    Laurle — April 29, 2011 @ 3:14 PM

    I made a similar recipe and served it with a homemade slaw – this one looks great!

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    Shannon Stamp — April 29, 2011 @ 9:06 PM

    I fell in love with fish tacos when in Maui…. not sure of the name of the place, but there were several shacks along the beach that sold them. Also had some good ones in Las Vegas at one of the restaurants in the Wynn. Baja style…yum!

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    Teri McCallum — April 30, 2011 @ 8:01 AM

    LOVE fish tacos! They are a family staple for us. So easy to put together and yummy too! I have yet to try red snapper as the main fish choice, but after seeing this recipe, will definitely be giving that a whirl.

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    Katherine — April 30, 2011 @ 4:20 PM

    I would LOVE this! seafood looks so great

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    Brandi King — April 30, 2011 @ 7:02 PM

    Love your site and can’t wait to try the broiled fish tacos.

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    Nina — April 30, 2011 @ 10:19 PM

    I LOVE fish tacos…the first time I ever had them was in San Diego-we ate Baja Fish Tacos-they were so decadent I almost died!! I am definitely going to try this recipe!

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    Pernell — May 1, 2011 @ 5:31 AM

    I love fish. I never had fish tacos before, but I’m going to try it out. This look amazing delicious!!!!!

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    Teslaca — May 1, 2011 @ 6:30 AM

    I love fish tacos and make them at home frequently. There aren’t any good places around here (except at home) to get them, but I’ve had them when traveling.

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    June g. — May 1, 2011 @ 7:33 AM

    Mmmm, fell in love with Fish tacos when we lived in San Diego! this recipe sounds delicious:)

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    Tracey — May 1, 2011 @ 8:17 AM

    Fish Tacos in San Diego are almost a staple! This recipe looks healthy and delicious at the same time. The cookbook looks like alot of fun!

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    Brenda — May 1, 2011 @ 10:30 AM

    We do meatless Fridays during Lent and I couldn’t wait for Fish Taco Friday’s! We live in Oregon and I first tried them at a restaurant called Stanford’s. I have been hooked (ha ha) ever since! This recipe looks yummy! Lent may be over but Fish Taco Friday is back on the menu!

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    Vicki — May 1, 2011 @ 4:42 PM

    I love fish tacos! Best I ever had were at Shanghai Red’s in Palm Springs.

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    Patricia — May 1, 2011 @ 6:01 PM

    I love fish tacos and this recipe really looks delicious, I will be trying it, Thank you.

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    gloria vanhorn — May 2, 2011 @ 4:18 PM

    I love fish tacos, I usually order when eating out, if on the menu, I have to say I try to stick with the grilled fish, but every now and then I have to get the battered fish tacos.

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — May 3, 2011 @ 6:06 PM

    These tacos sound good! Nice and light and healthy and full of flavour!

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    Lisa — May 4, 2011 @ 11:37 AM

    I love fish tacos but have never made them at home. My favorite local place is Bull’s Tacos in Cardiff, inside the campgrounds. Have you been there? Million dollar view, fantastic food. I can see making these tacos with the salsa & guac they sell at La Costa Farms…I may have to try these out at our friend’s Kentucky Derby party this weekend!

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    Susan — August 12, 2011 @ 5:29 PM

    Made them, PERFECT!!! Added some garlic (cause I like it) and tomatoes to the salsa, otherwise followed exactly. Used tilapia…so, so good!

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    Pup Fan — August 14, 2011 @ 11:50 AM

    Making these tonight! Cannot wait… :)

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    Lady Aggie — July 1, 2012 @ 7:15 PM

    Thank you for this wonderful, healthy recipe! I followed your instructions exactly and the fish cooked perfectly. So simple and delicious!! I’m adding it to our weekly meal rotation.

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    Arlene — January 9, 2014 @ 4:06 PM

    I LOVE fish tacos! I love Waba and Rubio’s, but the best I’ve had recently was at Chili’s! I was pleasantly surprised!

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    Pris — January 9, 2014 @ 4:59 PM

    I lve fish tacos with homemade guacamole. I have know Cristina Ferrare since her early days. Would love her cookbook!

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    Lynette Bailey — January 9, 2014 @ 5:00 PM

    I have never had a fish taco.

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    marla — January 9, 2014 @ 5:55 PM

    love fish tacos! one of my favorite things!