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Whole Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

Whole Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe
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  • Cusine



1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 tablespoons juice from 1 lemon or 2 limes, divided

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 whole fish, such as mullet, branzino, porgy, or sea bass, scaled and gutted

1 whole lemon or lime, thinly sliced, plus 1 lemon or lime cut into wedges

1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves, plus 8 to 12 whole cilantro stems

1/4 cup sliced scallions

1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, sliced or minced

1 small cucumber, half thinly sliced, half cut into 1/2-inch dice

1 recipe Pico de Gallo

Corn tortillas, for serving


Combine cumin, chile powder, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 teaspoons lime or lemon juice in a small bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Rub fish all over with mixture. Stuff fish with lime or lemon slices and whole sprigs of cilantro. Set aside.