Fish Tacos with Roasted Poblano Salsa


Fish Friday! Try these fish tacos with a very different salsa.

Fish Tacos with Roasted Poblano Salsa


  • 1-2 pounds cod

for the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp each: cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh ground black pepper and coarse salt

for the salsa:

  • 3 poblano peppers
  • 6 sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • juice from one lime
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh ground black pepper and coarse salt

for serving:

  • corn or flour tortillas, extra cilantro, diced onion, diced tomato, diced avocado, and lime wedges


  1. Pat the cod dry and cut it into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Place in a shallow bowl or dish.
  3. Whisk all the marinade ingredients together and pour over the fish.
  4. Cover and chill for about an hour (up to three).
  5. Turn your oven to broil.
  6. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and broil until the peppers are charred and black all over (or grill).
  7. Remove and place in bowl or plastic bag.
  8. Seal or cover and let steam for about 10 minutes.
  9. Then remove the skin and seeds.
  10. Throw the pepper strips into a food processor.
  11. Add cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and sun dried tomatoes.
  12. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  13. Pulse until blended.
  14. Chill the salsa until ready to serve.
  15. Heat a large sauté pan over medium high.
  16. Using tongs, remove each piece of fish from the dish, shake off excess marinade and place in the pan.
  17. You don’t need to add oil to the pan because there’s so much liquid in the marinade.
  18. If there is still too much liquid, just spoon out as much as possible.
  19. Sear the fish on both sides until you get a nice brown color and the fish is flakey, about 7 minutes total.
  20. To serve, grill or warm your tortillas, and load ‘em up with fish and the chilled poblano salsa.
  21. Add your favorite toppings.
  22. Serve with lots of lime wedges because fish is good with lime.
  23. if you prefer to grill the fish, just cut the cod into strips and marinate the same.
  24. That way the fish won’t fall through the grill.

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