Tequila-Glazed Halibut Tacos

Tequila Glaze

  • 1 jalapeno (with seeds), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 tbsp red onion, fine dice
  • 1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes (red or yellow)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, fine dice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin, powder
  • salt, kosher, to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 lb halibut
  • 12 corn tortillas


1. To make the glaze: combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until glaze has reduced by half. Remove from heat and let cool.

2. To make the salsa: combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. For the fish: heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Turn the heat down to medium and add the oil. Season the halibut with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook for about 5-8 minutes on the first side or until golden brown. Turn the fish over and cook on the other side for 2-4 minutes, or until cooked through. Baste with the glaze during the last few minutes of cooking.

4. Wrap the corn tortillas in a damp kitchen towel and microwave until warm and pliable, 30 – 45 seconds. Layer the tortillas with fish and salsa.

Makes 6 servings