Mahi Mahi Tacos


Living in San Diego for some time, I have a great deal of affection for fish tacos.  I was missing a little taste of the place we love so much.  Being so far away from any ocean, we had to use frozen fish but do use fresh if you can.  This would be great with halibut, salmon, or tilapia, just to name a few.  So here you have them, fish tacos, served on homemade Cilantro Whole-Wheat tortillas.  For the tortillas I used half of this recipe , substituting the all-purpose flour with whole wheat and adding a small handful of chopped cilantro to the milk and oil before combining with the flour. 

Mahi tacos

  • 1 lemon - halved, reserve half for the garnish
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves - chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes - optional
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • 2 mahi mahi fillets - thawed if frozen
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas


  • red onion - chopped
  • plain whole milk yogurt and a bit of salsa mixed together
  • cabbage - sliced
  • tomatoes - diced
  • cilantro leaves
  • hot stuff to taste
  • lemon wedges

Preheat oven to 400°.  In mortar and pestle combine zest from half a lemon, juice from same half lemon, cilantro leaves, red pepper flakes, salt, oregano, cumin, and garlic.  Mash ingredients together until evenly distributed.  Place mahi fillets in baking dish and cover each with half of lemon juice, and herb mixture.  Cook mahi in preheated oven until it is cooked through and flaky, about 15 minutes.  Once removed from oven, flake with forks.  Serve mahi in tortillas and load up on garnishes.  I would like to suggest beans and rice for sides.  Would a margarita count as a side dish?  If so, I would like to suggest that too.    

  • Posted on   01/06/09 at 12:02:00 PM   by Emily  | 
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Tagged with Mahi Mahi Tacos, Fish Tacos, Tacos

Reader Comments (5)

Elle 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

Those look awesome!

Kelly 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

I've only made my own tortillas once, and it was fun, but when they're so fresh and easy to get here, I'll confess, I'm lazy! The mahi-mahi sounds wonderful in these.

Shelby 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

I love this! Looks delicious! AND FRESH! Yummy!

Laurie 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

I love your site, Emily. I'll let you know how these tacos work out!

Tristin 01/30/18 10:24:19 AM

I like to eat different types of recipes. I have always watched the cooking videos at and tried them in my house. I really want to make this recipe.

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