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BBQ Cod Tacos

Posted by Caveman Cooking on April 23, 2010

BBQ Cod Tacos
Now that the initial hoopla of our Want Beef? Giveaway has mellowed a bit, I can finally post a new recipe – Wooo HOOOO!
I’m always looking for a deal. So, I usually go nuts when something tasty goes on sale and buy way too much of it … this week it was fresh Alaskan Cod! Mmmmm MMMMMM!!


1 Pound Fresh Cod Fillets
1-2 TBSP Butter
1/4 Head of White Cabbage or Iceberg Lettuce, shredded
2 Tsp Herbal Red Seasoning
1/2 Fresh Lime
6 Corn Tortillas
1 Preparation of Rockin’ Guac


Rinse Cod fillets and pat dry. Place them onto large sheet of foil sprayed with cooking oil. Slice butter as thinly as possible into pats, and place on top of fish. Evenly squeeze the juice from half a lime over the fillets. Then evenly sprinkle the TSS Herbal Red seasoning over the fillets, and add a pinch of Kosher or sea salt if desired.
Seasoned Cod Fillets

Heat grill until hood temp is around 325°. Reduce the middle burner to low or, if using charcoal, be sure to leave a gap in the middle of the grill for some indirect cooking. Place foil with fish onto center of the grill and cover for 3-5 minutes, until fish has lost most of it’s translucence.
Cod on Grill

With a large spatula, flip fillets and place directly onto the grill uncovered to give the fish a little grill-crusting on the outside. Just a minute or two does the trick. Take the melted butter that remains on the foil and evenly pour it over the fillets.
I like to give both sides some browning, so I do a re-flip for an additional minute before taking them off the grill.
NOTE 1: There are many ways to heat up your tortillas (a must do unless they are fresh off the griddle). One of my faves is to roll up three at a time in some foil and place ’em right on the grill … very Cavemanesque, don’t ya think?!? ;))
Cod Fillets on the Grill

The fish should easily flake up into bite sized chunks. Place shredded cabbage or lettuce (the Cavekids have been on a binge of the latter, lately) onto tortillas, then add fish, and top with some Rockin’ Guac. You can also top with shredded cheese and/or your favorite salsa or hot sauce.
BBQ Cod Tacos

With any luck, you’ll get a response something akin to what the Cavekids gave these. They had each already wolfed one down before I could even get to the table and take my first bite!
Cavekids Love These Tacos

Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cook Time = 7 Minutes
Serves 3-4

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20 Responses to “BBQ Cod Tacos”

  1. I have been a taco making fool lately. Looks like I have one more recipe to try. These look delicious.

  2. Fish tacos are simply my favorite thing in this whole world. I never thought of making my own, which is so weird?! Hey, admitting it is the first step toward recovery.

    This recipe is something that I will definitely be trying out soon!

  3. boredcook said

    Know what? I’ve NEVER eaten fish tacos and I’m not sure why. I’m a fish eater and a taco eater so what’s up with that?

    I have some cod in the freezer, but unfortunately, none of the other ingredients I need to make this. Gonna have to add it to my list.

    Looks like your kids are as much in love with tacos as mine are.

    • That’s kind of like the story of my college roommate and the woman who first hired me in radio. Both became great friends, and I knew them both for 8.5 years before they finally met. BTW, the instantly fell in love and are together to this day … kind of like the way you will be with these tacos, Pam! 😉
      My kids love taco night mostly because they get to make their own! 😆 Though, they do tend to wolf them down whenever we have them. So, perhaps there’s more to it than that. 🙂

  4. Excellent tacos with cod, very yummy to try!

  5. OMG – I’m really hungry now and I WANT SOME! Anything with guacamole or avocado just grabs my eyeballs! YUMMMMMMMMM!

  6. Steph said

    Those fish tacos look great! My husband would love these – I’ll have to add this to my “to make” list.

  7. This is very healthy recipe. Thanks for the post.

  8. Those look great,
    I so love fish tacos with the fresh toppings.
    Food you eat with your hands is never wrong.

  9. Sally said

    Please let me know what “herbal red seasoning” is. Was not able to locate the seasoning on this web site. Thanks.

  10. Chris said

    I’ve never made fish tacos since I hate fish but the family likes it. You’re guilting me into making this

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