Fish Tacos with Lime Crema and Mango Salsa

Fish Tacos with Lime Crema and Mango Salsa
If your kids will eat fish, try these great fish tacos. My friend Denise’s mom Janis is one of my favorite home cooks and she came up with this lime crema. It really makes the recipe. With a little store bought mango salsa, you have a great weeknight meal. I love when the kids get to control what goes into their meal, so let them put the crema and salsa on themselves. 
  • tick Easy Entertaining
  • tick Fish
  • tick Gluten Free


  • 1 lb mahi mahi
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or plain whole milk yogurt)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 container mango salsa
  • red cabbage, shredded
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


Place the Mahi-Mahi in a baking dish and coat with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill for direct cooking over high heat (450-500˚F). Or you can bake this fish at 400˚F in an oven.

To warm the tortillas, preheat an oven to 350˚F. Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and place in the oven. Heat for 10-15 minutes or until they are warmed through.
To make the crema, put the mayonnaise, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to blend. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Set aside (or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)
Before grilling the fish, carefully grease the grill rack with oil by using a paper towel that has been folded over 4 times and lightly greased. Cook the fish until it is cooked through, about 8-10 minutes (4-5 minutes per side). Remove the fish and allow it to cool for a minute until it can be shredded into smaller pieces with a fork.
Serve the fish inside the warm tortillas with a dollop of the crema, a spoonful of mango salsa, and some shredded cabbage.
Heat up some brown rice or serve with a salad on the side.


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  • Valerie Lewis says:

    My whole family is a fan of this recipe. I love the lime crema made with yogurt - it's easy, healthy and yummy.