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First try at Mahi Mahi Tacos

ryanttryantt Posts: 1,253
edited September 2017 in Seafood
Well today we were trying to figure out what to make for lunch, a common problem at our house.  Well while we were at the Egg  dealer picking up my new swing rack, Norah said lets make fish tacos.  she spotted a new rub so I'm guess that's part of what prompted her. The rub was made Suckel Buster and is called Fajita Seasoning ( guess what it made for ) lol.  It's a nice mix of sea salt, black pepper, garlic, chili powder, paprika, sugar, cumin, onion and other spices.  It seemed to have just the right flavor for today's go at tacos.  

Off to Fresh Tyme market to grab some fish, and like all  tightwads I went with what was on sale.  We marinated the fish in a mix of  chilies in adobo, fresh lime, cilantro, a splash of soy, and the fajita mix. The fish was marinated for 30 minutes while the girl came up to temperature.   Once out of the marinade, we hit it with a little more of the  Suckle Busters and tossed it on.  First thing I found is how fast it cooked, fallowed by how good it was. Fish was grilled at 450ish for just a few minutes total.   Below are some photos of the food.  Sides included grilled corn,  cilantro chili lime rice and black bean beans.  Thanks for looking and comments/tips and tricks always appreciated.  

XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
Massillon Ohio 


  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,302
    Looks good to me, love grilled mahi for tacos.  The only thing I do differently is sometimes cut the fish into taco-sized strips and grill that way, get a little more crust if that's something you like.  I don't do that all of the time though, often just like you did.
    Austin, TX
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,253
    @Legume that's a great idea, next time we try fish tacos I'll give it a try 
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

  • Looks great brother!!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 2,231
    That's got me wanting some fish tacos. 
    Greenville ,Tx

    Xl bge with woo2 and ajustable rack
  • HubHub Posts: 661
    I would eat that eight days a week! (assuming you put some kind of hot sauce on it).  Mahi mahi is my favorite fish and it's such a good fish they named it twice.  Those don't look like store bought fillets.  Where did you get them?
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,998
    Looks good :plus_one:
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,253
    edited September 2017
    @Hub we have a nice market by us call Fresh Thyme.  They have a good selection of fresh proteins.

    And we did mix mix a little fresh cilantro,  habanero hot sauce and  sour cream together to make a sauce. 

    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,464
    No hints from here, I'm just stealing.  Looks great!  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,628
    Legit man!
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,253
    Thanks @bgebrent, it was nice to cook something other than briskets and butts.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

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