Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Slaw and Chipotle Cream

Memories of Fish Tacos Dance in my Head

I remember the exact day I had my first fish taco. I can tell you who I was with, where I was and what accompanied them. Some memories are meant to be stored away, to be pulled out and replayed whenever the mood strikes you.

Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Slaw and Chipotle Cream

The momentous occasion of eating fish tacos was a giant leap for me into the world of food. I discovered that day that I could move past the hamburgers, fries and macaroni and cheese, to embrace a new kind of eating.

Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Slaw and Chipotle Cream

The changes started slowly for me, but since that day I have never looked back. I braved raw vegetables, tofu and sushi and liked it! I ate escargot, sweet breads and delicacies I never would have dreamed of. It’s amazing where one little venture will lead you; the chain reaction from a leap of faith. The act of letting go of my fears and trying something new was the start of a wonderful friendship with whole food. It has served me well and I am grateful!

Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Slaw and Chipotle Cream

Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Slaw and Chipotle Cream

Don’t be afraid of the fish taco. I know they might sound unusual but the combination of a warm corn tortilla, crunchy cabbage, creamy sauce and grilled fish is out of this world. I chose to “kick it up a notch” (thanks Emeril) with some smoky chipotle and a little grilled pineapple. A tasty whole food meal the whole family will enjoy.  

4.7 from 3 reviews
Fish Tacos with Pineapple Slaw and Chipotle Cream
Serves: 4
  • 12 oz firm white fish (Hake, cod, halibut, or sole)
  • 2 slices of fresh whole pineapple, ½ inch thick (no need to core)
  • 1½ cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • ½ cup plus 1 tbsp sour cream
  • ¼ cup diced onions,1/4 inch dice
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp sea salt, divided
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper, divided
  • ½ tsp red pepper, divided
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ - 1 chipotle, finely diced (according to taste)
  • 8 Corn tortilla's
  1. Heat grill.
  2. Season fish with ¼ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp sea salt and ¼ tsp red pepper.
  3. Squeeze juice from ½ lime over fish. Set aside.
  4. Place cabbage, onions and cilantro into a medium sized bowl. Toss to mix.
  5. Add 1 tbsp sour cream, juice from ½ lime, sugar, ¼ tsp red pepper, ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper, and ½ tsp sea salt. Mix all ingredients together. Set aside.
  6. Place ½ cup sour cream, chipotle, and cumin into small bowl. Mix well to incorporate all ingredients. Set aside.
  7. Prepare aluminum foil for grill and place fish on top of foil (prevents the fish from falling through the grate).
  8. Cook fish for 10- 12 minutes, turning once during cooking time, or until fish is white and flaky (time is dependent on thickness of fish fillet).
  9. At the same time the fish is cooking, place pineapple slices on open grill, the amount of time to caramelize is about the same time for the fish,10-12 minutes. Turn once half way through cooking.
  10. Warm corn tortilla's on the grill (if there is room), or wrap them in aluminum foil and place in the oven to warm at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Once fish is done, remove from grill and cover with foil to keep warm.
  12. Remove pineapple from the grill and allow to cool a few minutes for handling.
  13. Cut pineapple slices away from the core and chop.
  14. Add pineapple to cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
  15. Assemble tacos, evenly dividing the fish, pineapple slaw, and chipotle cream onto the warm corn tortillas.
  16. Serve immediately.

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  1. says

    These look delicious! I know what you mean about one moment – a single meal – leading to a new way if eating. For me it was just a pretty little squash ribbon salad with olive oil. I didn’t know I liked vegetables because I had never had any that weren’t overcooked or ham flavored!

    • says

      I can relate. It took a long time for me to realize that vegetables had a flavor all their own. Thank you for stopping in and sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. says

    Seriously I have never had fish tacos. This looks pretty easy and delicious. Thanks for linking up last week to Friday Favorites, hope to see you this week too!

  3. says

    My family just loves fish tacos. I am going to have to try the grilled pineapple slaw and chipotle cream. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    • says

      I could eat them a least once a week. So tasty and good for you too. Thanks for visiting Chrystal and taking a few minutes to share.Have a wonderful rest of your week.

  4. says

    Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on Kitchen ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

  5. says

    My old roommate loved fish tacos. Everytime we’d go out for Mexican food she always had a plate of fish taco’s. I’ll pass this recipe along to her. I’m stopping by from the Mommy blog hop. Happy Monday!
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    • says

      Thanks Heather. I would love to see your recipe for chipotle sauce. It is one of my favorite seasonings at the moment. I appreciate you stopping in.

  6. says

    Good morning, Shari!
    We are HUGE fish taco fans! Have you ever heard of Rubio’s? They serve incredible fish tacos :0) We introduced my mom to fish tacos last year, and she can’t go a single week without having them now.
    I can’t wait to try your sauce!
    Your photos are stunning, as always :0)
    Have a great weekend,
    Simply Suzannes at Home recently posted…Summer garden pasta . . . spaghetti with basil, tomatoes, and mozzarellaMy Profile

    • says

      I have to chuckle a bit because this is where I ate my first fish taco :) They were delicious! Thanks again for stopping by. I always enjoy your comments.

  7. says

    Still not a fish person here even after all these years. Just can’t do it no matter how I try, but I do love shrimp, lobster and even a bit of crab meat. So, I may try this, but using shrimp if that would be an Ok substitute. I guess I know why Lily is such a picky eater, because she totally gets it from me 😉
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  8. says

    Shari, this looks amazing! The flavors and textures are a work of art and I will be making this very soon. Thanks for sharing this one!! I shared it around the planet and featured on my fb page. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  9. says


    OH MY! You have done it again. You made my mouth water. When we go out to eat, I love ordering fish tacos. I really love them. I think it is the sauce and yours sound wonderful along with a little sweet. They are so yummy!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark


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