Catfish Tacos with Strawberry Cilantro Salsa

Catfish Tacos



  • 4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 8 hard taco shells
  • 1/2 head lettuce

Strawberry Cilantro Salsa

  • 8 ounces strawberries, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced


  1. Catfish: Place lime juice, garlic, salt, hot sauce and oil in large re-sealable freezer bag. Seal bag and mix contents well.
  2. Add catfish fillets; reseal bag and coat fillets with marinade.
  3. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. While catfish is marinating, prepare the Strawberry Cilantro Salsa.
  4. Strawberry Cilantro Salsa: Combine strawberries, lime juice, zest and cilantro in small bowl and set aside.
  5. Heat grill.
  6. Remove catfish from bag and discard marinade.
  7. Place fillets on grill; cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Turn and grill 3 more minutes or until cooked through.
  9. To assemble tacos, line taco shells with lettuce.
  10. Cut fillets into long strips and place in shells. Top with Strawberry Cilantro Salsa.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe and photo used with permission from: The Catfish Institute