Island Fish Tacos

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Hawaiian-Mex fish tacos - tacos with a little Aloha!
Recipe By: Chef Nalani Kaneakua, Cafe Aina
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  • Serves 8


    • 1 lb Fresh Fish (Ahi, Ono or Mahimahi) cut into 2 oz strips
    • Olive Oil
    • Shredded cabbage
    • Fresh lime wedges
    • Cilantro sprigs
  • Combine in blender until creamy:
    • 2 cups buttermilk
    • 2 cups mayonnaise
    • 10 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 1/4 cup parsley (Italian), minced
    • 1 Medium Round Onion, Diced
    • 1 tablespoon mustard
    • Salt & Pepper
  • Salsa Fresca:
    • 1 Large ripe tomato, finely diced
    • 1/4 yellow or white onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, Minced
    • 1 large clove of garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 green bell pepper, minced
    • Red Chile flakes, pinch
    • Lemon juice
    • Salt & Pepper


Combine garlic, olive oil and fresh herbs with fish and allow to marinate for 1 hour.

Preheat gas grill or prepare coals for "medium - hot" grilling.

Grill strips of fresh marinated fish until medium done, reserve.

Warm tortillas by grilling or steaming.

Place a bed of shredded cabbage on a tortilla. Top with grilled fish, creamy garlic dressing and salsa fresca.

Garnish with cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Fresh herbs, garlic, salt & pepper (marinate fish in this for 1 hour before grilling)
Flour tortillas (fajita size) **For a more Mexican traditional taco use corn tortillas.
Combine or blend the following 1 hour before serving:
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