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BBQ Fish Tacos by VJ Cooks

  • Main Ingredient: Fish
  • Prep Time: 15 Min.
  • Cook Time: 10 Min.
  • Serves: 12 tacos
  • Recipe by: VJ Cooks


  • 500g white fish fillets
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup tomato salsa
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 12 Taco tortillas
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 250g punnet tomatoes, diced
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 lime, wedged
  • Fresh coriander to serve


  • Main Ingredient: Fish
  • Prep Time: 15 Min.
  • Cook Time: 10 Min.
  • Serves: 12 tacos
  • Recipe by: VJ Cooks

The perfect summer holiday meal for sharing with friends at the beach.

Nothing beats fish tacos for a summer meal. Great for feeding the whole family, these tasty tacos are filled with fresh veggies and chargilled fish.

This recipe combines two of New Zealand’s favourite summer pastimes in one delicious dish – fishing and barbecuing. Full of flavour and using fresh, seasonal produce, these tacos are a great build-your-own option for feeding visitors. If you spent the day catching your own fish, these taste even better!

Note: Any kind of firm white fish would work for this recipe: Snapper, Terakihi, Gurnard, Blue cod and John Dory.


How to make Grilled Fish Tacos:

  • To begin, slice the fish into thin strips.
  • Make your marinade by whisking together olive oil and cajun seasoning
  • coat the fish fillets in it.


Vegetable Dressing:

  • Make the dressing by mixing together the sour cream, tomato salsa, lime juice and optional cayenne pepper.
  • I used Countdowns Own Brand Taco sauce but any salsa would work well, just choose your desired spice level.
  • Chill in the fridge until ready to use.


Vegetable prep

  • Slice the avocado, spring onion, tomatoes and finely sliced red cabbage.
  • Cut the lime into wedges and tear the coriander leaves off the stalks.
  • Arrange all the vegetables on a serving platter.


Grilling the fish


Assemble & Enjoy

  • Serve toasted tortillas layered with red cabbage, avocado, spring onion, tomatoes, fsh fillets and coriander.
  • Drizzle over dressing and serve with a wedge of lime.


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