This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Shaw’s Supermarket. All opinions are 100% mine.
Fire up the grill for these Grilled Cod Tacos! Not only is the fish grilled, but nearly everything in the tacos is, including the grilled cherry salsa!
Hooray for grilling season! No matter how different the summer of 2020 may be from previous summers, I am very grateful we’re starting to get some warm sunny weather and soon I’ll be having nightly dinners on my deck. And our grill will most certainly be working overtime!
While we typically grill a lot of burgers, hot dogs/brats, and steaks, we’re planning to mix things up a bit this summer and get more creative in our grilling. Almost everything you see in the cod taco recipe above was grilled! Really, everything was except for the cotija cheese and cilantro. Everything was also purchased at Shaw’s!
I’m excited to be working with Shaw’s Supermarket today to share my grilled cod taco recipe with you and let you know about the grocery store’s awesome selection for grilling season. I shopped at Shaw’s Supermarket in my local area (New England), but you can also find quality grilling essentials at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Star Market, Tom Thumb and Vons.
First of all, I highly recommend downloading Shaw’s app so you can always see what’s on sale, make grocery lists, and more. Just a glance at the app gives me so many ideas for grilling! From meat to fish to fruits to vegetables and more.
I really miss grocery stores right now as I’ve been mainly using grocery delivery the last couple months. Shaw’s is one of my favorite stores to wander around in and their seasonal aisles are the best as they change with the holidays and feature so much fun stuff. I’m the type of person who will just “run out” to get a few things and then find myself wandering the aisles for over an hour.
Luckily many Shaw’s stores also offer Grocery Delivery and DriveUp & Go™ for convenient ways to shop, which is especially helpful during these times.
Another one of my favorite parts of going to Shaw’s is visiting the fish counter. They’re always willing to chat with me about what I want to cook and answer my millions of questions.
And find me the perfect piece of fish!
I know cod isn’t typically the fish you think of when you think grilled fish, but it’s actually quite delicious on the grill and so easy to prepare. Check out this beautiful piece.
Grilled Cod Tacos Recipe with Grilled Cherry Salsa Recipe
I knew I wanted to use the grilled cod in tacos and decided to make a salsa to top the fish with. Since cherries are finally in season (yay!) I decided on a fruit-based salsa. And yes, I also grilled the cherries!
In fact, everything you see on this platter went on the grill.
If you’ve never grilled a lime before, you need to try it! And I’m pretty sure that even the biggest onion-haters would enjoy a grilled onion.
I do recommend putting the cherries on skewers in order to keep them from falling through the grill grates. I brushed the onion slices with a little olive oil to prevent them from sticking, but everything else went right on over medium heat.
Aren’t grill marks the best??
Once the cherries, onions, and jalapeño are grilled, you’ll chop them all up and mix them together in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of one of the limes into the salsa and season with a little chopped cilantro and salt.
Now for the cod. Since it’s a pretty delicate fish, I opted to top it with some melted butter and seasonings (chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper) and wrap it in foil.
And then onto the grill it went. It only takes about 8 minutes.
And when it comes off the grill it’s nice and flaky and incredibly flavorful.
I grilled the flour tortillas, too. I told you I grilled everything for these grilled cod tacos, aside from the cheese and cilantro (some day I will figure those out!).
Over the years, I’ve learned that almost everything is better when it’s grilled! Plus, it keeps a lot of the mess out of my kitchen and I can often finagle my husband into helping.
Have you ever grilled cherries before? I’ve never even considered it, but when I saw cherries on sale at Shaw’s, I knew I wanted to incorporate them into this recipe. I’m so glad I did because I’ve learned that grilling them actually intensifies the flavor.
And when they’re mixed with the smoky spiciness of grilled jalapeño and onion and lime juice, the flavors seriously pop and complement the grilled cod so nicely.
Cod is obviously a mild fish, making it a wonderful base for layering on other flavors. Chris said he didn’t think he was the biggest cod fan, but he loved these grilled cod tacos and couldn’t believe how much flavor they had.
I know a lot of people don’t like cooking fish in their home since the smells can linger, so grilling is the perfect solution!
I’m not sure how many gatherings we’ll be attending this year, but I do know I’ll be heading back to my local Shaw’s quite often to pick up more grilling supplies to use in our backyard.
I’m sure we’ll be picking up plenty of burgers from the meat counter, but I’m also excited to grill more fish (I love grilled salmon!), BBQ chicken, and all kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Something tells me with so many of us spending more time at home this summer, we’ll all be doing lots of experimental cooking on our grills!
Visit Shaw’s website to learn more about what they have to offer!
What are your favorite unique foods to grill?
Grilled Cod Tacos with Grilled Cherry Salsa
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 1/4 lb. cod
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 8 flour tortillas (I like fajita size)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 batch Grilled Cherry Salsa (recipe below)
- 1/4 cup cotija or queso blanco cheese, crumbled
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
Grilled Cherry Salsa
- 40 pitted cherries
- 1/2 red onion, cut into slices 1/2-inch thick
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper
- 2 limes, halved
- 2 tsp finely chopped cilantro
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
- Place cod on a large piece of foil and pour butter over the top. Sprinkle spice mixture over the top. Place another piece of foil over the cod and pinch edges tightly to seal closed.
- Heat grill to medium heat and place foil packet with cod on. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until fish flakes with a fork.
- Brush flour tortillas lightly on both sides with olive oil and place on grill for about 30 seconds. Flip and grill for another 30 seconds.
- Divide fish equally between each tortilla. Top with grilled cherry salsa, cheese, and cilantro. Serve with a grilled lime wedge as garnish.
Grilled Cherry Salsa
- Place cherries on skewers. Brush onions lightly with olive oil.
- Heat grill to medium and place cherry skewers, onions, and jalapeño on grill. Check for grill marks and remove limes and onions from grill after about 5 minutes and jalapeño and cherries after 10 minutes.
- Chop cherries, onion, and jalapeño. Toss together in a bowl. Juice two of the lime halves into the bowl and add cilantro and salt. Cut remaining limes into wedges and use as garnish for tacos.