Deliciously Healthy Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos: Grilled to Perfection

I’m not one to toot my own horn, but if there’s one thing I know for sure it’s that my grilled fish burritos recipe is a real game-changer. Bite for bite, it’s the perfect blend of smoky, spicy, and fresh flavors that come together in each bite like an orchestra of satisfaction. Trust me when I say this recipe is going to elevate your seafood game to a whole new level!

Now, let me paint you a picture. Imagine being surrounded by friends and family on a warm summer evening, fire crackling in the background, drinks in hand, and delicious aromas wafting through the air. You’re all gathered around the grill as I work my magic on some fresh mahi-mahi fillets. You can hear the sizzle as the fish cooks over an open flame, filling your ears with anticipation.

Before you know it, we’ve got ourselves some perfectly grilled fish that are seasoned to perfection with paprika and chili powder. But here’s where things get really interesting – we’re going to create some seriously tasty burritos with all sorts of fixings like vibrant veggies, creamy queso fresco, and punchy cilantro.

And don’t worry – these burritos aren’t just for seafood lovers! If you’re not big on mahi-mahi, you can try substituting with halibut or any other meaty fish that catches your fancy! Trust me when I say this recipe is so versatile that it can be enjoyed by everyone regardless if they’re a seafood lover or not.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s make some grilled fish burritos!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Nif's Grilled Fish Burritos
Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos

Let me tell you why you’ll love this Nif’s Grilled Fish Burrito recipe. First, this recipe is perfect for those who enjoy the exotic taste of grilled fish burritos. Whether you’re a seafood lover, a taco aficionado, or just looking for something new to taste, these grilled fish burritos will blow your mind.

What sets this recipe apart from others is the delicious blend of spices like chili powder and paprika that give the grilled mahi-mahi (or any meaty fish you prefer) a unique burst of flavor. Paired with fresh green onion, purple onion, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, queso fresco, and delicious parsley and cilantro herbs, these burritos are simply irresistible.

If you’re a health-conscious individual, you’ll love that nif grilled fish burritos are high in essential nutrients devoid of unhealthy additives found in prepackaged foods. With just 3 cups of canola oil, you know it’s not overly processed. Additionally, you can even make it low-fat by substituting mayonnaise or sour cream with fat-free varieties.

Another factor is how easy and adaptable the recipe is. You can use different kinds of seafood such as pacific rockfish or tilapia for a different twist each time. Not only that but this recipe also offers several variations like making them into bowls or changing up some ingredients to suit your taste preferences.

That’s not all; these nif grilled fish burritos cook up super quick on your grill or griddle during summer cookouts giving off an intoxicating smoky scent – which would make your neighbors envious!

In sum, if you want a satisfying meal packed with flavor and made from scratch with clean ingredients that are healthy without compromise look no further than nif grilled fish burritos. Trust me; once you try them, they’ll become your go-to food.

Ingredient List

“Juicy grilled fish meets fresh veggies and creamy avocado in this burrito heaven.”

Get ready for a feast of flavors with Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos Recipe!

This recipe is packed with fresh ingredients, spices and flavors that will make your taste buds dance. For this recipe you will need:


  • 2lbs of Mahi Mahi, or try halibut or another meaty fish.


  • 3 cups of canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced.
  • A handful of freshly chopped parsley and cilantro.

Burrito Fixings:

  • Salsa
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped green onion and purple onion
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce or cabbage
  • Queso fresco

Finally, don’t forget the tortillas!

The Recipe How-To

“Wrap your taste buds around this mouthwatering grilled fish burrito.”

Now that we’ve covered the ingredients you’ll need, it’s time to get grilling! With the star of our dish being grilled mahi mahi, this recipe is sure to be a hit at your next BBQ. So, let’s get started with the how-to section.

Step 1: Prepare the Grilled Fish

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Mix 3 cups of canola oil with 1 tablespoon of paprika and 1 tablespoon of chili powder in a bowl.
  • Brush both sides of the 2 lbs mahi mahi fillets with the canola oil and spice mixture.
  • Place the fish fillets on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Once done, remove from the grill and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Use a fork to flake the fish into bite-sized pieces.

Step 2: Prepare the Burritos

  • Warm up 10 tortillas on a skillet or directly over your flame burner.
  • Spread a spoonful of salsa and mayonnaise evenly over each tortilla.
  • On top of that, add some shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, thinly sliced purple onion and some crumbled queso fresco cheese.
  • Next, add some grilled fish pieces onto each one.

Step 3: Roll up your Burritos

  • Fold in two sides towards center and then fold up from bottom.
  • Holding those sides in place, roll your burrito firmly upwards so that there are no air pockets inside.
  • Secure it by pressing gently on any open ends.

Step 4: Dress Your Burritos

  • Add some sour cream on top of every burrito
  • Sprinkle with some chopped fresh cilantro, thinly sliced green onion and some shredded cabbage.

Step 5: Serve Your Grilled Fish Burritos

Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side for squeezing. These burritos will not disappoint and are perfect for a crowd who loves tacos, burritos or any seafood dish.

Pro Tip: Serve these grilled fish burritos with our homemade salsa and black beans for a complete Mexican cuisine experience.

Substitutions and Variations

“Can you handle the deliciousness of this fish burrito? We dare you to try!”

When it comes to making Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos, there are loads of options for substitutions and variations that you can experiment with to create your perfect dish. Here are some ideas to get you started:

– Fish: Although the recipe calls for 2lbs of mahi-mahi, feel free to try other meaty fish like halibut or Pacific rockfish. If you’re feeling adventurous, try blackened fish or even fried fish for a fun twist.

– Vegetables: The crisp vegetables add a bit of crunch and freshness to the burritos. While the recipe suggests using tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, and green onion, you can also incorporate other vegetables like avocado, grilled corn or bell peppers.

– Tortillas: We highly recommend using tortillas for wrapping your grilled fish burritos. However, you can always experiment with using other wraps like pita bread, naan or even lettuce leaves to make a refreshing and low-carb option.

– Sauces: This recipe calls for mayonnaise-based sauce mixed with salsa, sour cream and spices like chili powder and paprika. However, feel free to mix things up with different flavors by adding hot sauce or some finely chopped cilantro.

Whatever substitution you choose, don’t worry about changing things up.To be creative when cooking is half the joy of creating spectacular dishes!

Serving and Pairing

“Go big or go home with this hearty and satisfying grilled fish burrito.”

Once you’ve grilled, assembled and rolled up your fish burritos, it’s time to serve them up for a delectable feast. The best way to indulge in these flavorful creations is by garnishing them with a dollop of sour cream, mayonnaise or salsa. The combination of tangy, creamy and spicy flavors will truly make your taste buds dance with excitement.

Pairing the burritos with different sides can help elevate the dish further. I recommend serving them alongside a refreshing tomato-based salad, leafy lettuce or finely chopped cabbage mix for crispiness and texture. This helps balance out the weight of the tortilla wrap and compliments the rich flavors of the grilled fish filling.

To add more flair to your plating, sprinkle some green onions on top, along with some fresh cilantro or parsley as garnish. For some added zing, queso fresco​ [or Feta cheese] can be crumbled over the top to give an additional boost of decadence.

Finally, nothing beats enjoying your grilled fish burritos with a cold beer or a refreshing margarita. The citrusy flavor will perfectly complement the spicy kick of the dish while providing a soothing balance to your palate.

With these pairing tips and tricks in hand, you can now set a delicious table for family and friends to enjoy these fish burritos that are sure to be the hit of any meal.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Craving something healthy AND delicious? Say hello to this grilled fish burrito.”

Listen up, folks! This section is dedicated to all you meal-prep warriors out there. Even if you’re not one of them, it won’t hurt to read on and learn how to keep your Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos fresh as a daisy for longer.

First thing’s first – if you’re planning to make these burritos ahead of time, store the ingredients separately. You can grill the fish and chop up the veggies, but keep them in individual airtight containers in the fridge. This way, when you’re ready to assemble your burritos, they’ll taste like they were made fresh off the grill.

Okay, let’s say you went all out and made a bunch of burritos for future meals. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. But hold on cowboy, before you gobble it up cold like some kind of savage, here’s how to reheat your Nif’s Grilled Fish burrito like a pro: unwrap it from its foil and pop it into the oven at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, nuke it in the microwave on medium heat for 1-2 minutes.

Now if you end up with leftovers after reheating it once (which is totally understandable), just know that you can reheat them again using the same methods mentioned above. Keep in mind that any toppings like lettuce or salsa might wilt or turn watery after reheating, so consider adding them fresh after reheating.

That’s it folks – now you know how to make-ahead, store and reheat your Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos without compromising on taste or texture. Whether you’re meal prepping or just trying to save some leftovers, follow these tips and enjoy your delicious fish burritos anytime you want!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Fish + grill + tortilla = the ultimate flavor combination.”

Now, cooking grilled fish burritos may seem like an easy task, but there are still some tips that could help you achieve perfection. As someone who has cooked many meals over the years, I’ve learned some secrets to make an exceptional meal every time. Here are some of my top tips for perfect results when making Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos Recipe.

First and foremost, choose your fish wisely. While the recipe calls for 2 lbs of Mahi-Mahi, you can try other meaty fishes as well such as halibut or Pacific Rockfish. You want to ensure the fish is fresh and the fillets are firm to the touch.

Next, marinate the fish for at least an hour in chili powder, paprika, and canola oil. This step will create a depth of flavor and keep your fish juicy while cooking on the grill. Be sure not to over-marinate, or else it may overpower the natural taste of your fish.

When grilling the fish, it’s crucial to get an even cook on both sides. Use a spatula to flip the fillets and cook them for another few minutes until they’re golden brown. Do not leave it unattended for too long or else it might become dry.

To enhance your burrito’s flavor and texture profile, load it up with toppings like shredded lettuce, cabbage slaw, diced tomatoes and onions, green onion, cilantro, queso fresco cheese and drizzle with mayonnaise-sour cream mixture salsa dressing. These ingredients bring freshness and dimension to every bite.

Lastly, heat up your tortillas so they become pliable enough to wrap around a hearty scoop of filling without breaking apart. This tip gives that oh-so-important Mexican-style taste with crisp edges from heating on a pan or grill.

By following these tips in Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos recipe, you’ll serve up flavorful seafood burritos that will rival any Baja beachside food stall. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, I highly recommend trying out Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos Recipe. Not only is it a delicious and satisfying meal, but it’s also a healthy and nutritious option for those looking to switch up their meal routine. With its versatile ingredient list, you can make substitutions or variations to fit your taste preferences.

Grilled fish burritos are the perfect addition to any summer BBQ or family gathering. Impress your guests with this mouth-watering dish that is sure to leave everyone satisfied. And for those who prefer other types of meaty fish, this recipe works great with halibut or even pacific rockfish.

So don’t hesitate to give this recipe a try and rate Nif Grilled Fish Burritos Recipe on Once you’ve tasted the explosive flavors of these burritos, you’ll want to make this your new go-to recipe for seafood burritos and taco burrito bowls. Trust me; you won’t regret it. Happy grilling!

Nif's Grilled Fish Burritos

Nif’s Grilled Fish Burritos Recipe

I only had mahi mahi once and that was over 18 years ago. There was some of this wonderful fish at a local fish market and I just had to figure something out to do with it. I went out on a limb tonight and tried something new. New for me, anyway! I hope you enjoy this and please feel free to add more toppings. You can even replace the parsley with cilantro if you really have to. LOL! I did not count the 30 minute marinating time. Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 soft tacos
Calories 537.9 kcal


  • 2 lbs mahi mahi (can try halibut or another “meaty” fish)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1/4 cup parsley or 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 8 large soft tortillas


  • queso fresco (I know that you aren’t “supposed” to use cheese with seafood, but this worked really well!)
  • lettuce (I used baby romaine) or cabbage, shredded (I used baby romaine)
  • tomatoes
  • purple onion
  • green onion
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • sriracha chili sauce mixed with mayonnaise (yum!)


  • Place fish in a shallow dish. Mix oil, chill powder, paprika and parsley. Coat fish with spice mixture and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place fillets on grill and cook for approximately 3-5 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove mahi mahi from grill and flake but leave some good sized pieces.
  • Heat tortilla in grill or microwave until they are soft and top with fish and preferred toppings.
  • Roll and enjoy!



Serving: 1965gCalories: 537.9kcalCarbohydrates: 59.7gProtein: 30.7gFat: 18.9gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 82.7mgSodium: 842.5mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 2.5g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Mahi Mahi
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Shara @The Bird BBQ

Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.