Dissecting the Ultimate Fish Taco….

Grilled Salmon Fish Tacos


Taco Tuesday at Rosey’s on the Beach in Morgan Hill  (mispelled on purpose) is one of our favorite cheap dinners of all time.  They serve the best Grilled Salmon Fish Taco for 2 bucks.  Their fish taco was actually  “*Voted best fish taco by the SJ Mercury News* several years ago.   Ive tried to duplicate them and have come close but not perfect.  Last night I decided to do an autopsy on one of these beauties.   In adition, I ordered the Chilli Sauce  direct which is also critical for the full effect. As far as I can tell,  they consists of the following ingredients

Corn tortillas -double grilled minis
grilled salmon fillets
fresh salsa

Just Chilli Hot Sauce

Cant wait to try this with Stripers!

Striped Bass Tacos

Rockfish Tacos


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped, plus more for garnish
  • the juice and zest of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large fillet rockfish (striped bass), skin removed (~1.5 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning or taco seasoning
  • 8 corn tortillas, 6 inch
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 lime cut into wedges, for serving

Add the tomatoes, jalapeno, shallot, cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest to a bowl. Mix to combine and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.


Add the olive oil to a large saute pan over medium high heat. Season the fish with the Mexican seasoning (quick Mexican seasoning: 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp  pepper, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp onion powder, 1/8 tsp oregano).


Add the fish to the pan and cook until cooked through and flaky, about 4-5 minutes.


Once cooked through, break apart into chunks within the pan and remove from heat. Heat the tortillas either in the oven or the microwave until soft. Slice your avocado and cabbage.

Add the fish to the tortillas and top with cabbage, avocado, and the tomato mixture. Serve with lime wedges.

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