Crispy Allspice Fish Tacos with Salsa and Roasted Grapes - Smoky and spiced Tilapia fillets lightly floured and fried. Crispy and delicious, it's perfect to eat on its own or in a taco with a fresh crunchy salsa!

Crispy Allpice Fish Tacos with Roasted Grapes

Servings: 6 mini tacos
Author: Dini from Giramuk's Kitchen
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Crispy Allspice Fish


    • 2 Tilapia fillets
    • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp Allspice
    • ¼ tsp Salt more, if needed later
    • 1 tbsp Lemon/lime
    • ¼ tsp Turmeric
    • ½ tbsp ground fennel or 1 tbsp fennel seeds, ground
    • 2-3 tbsp milk

    For dusting and frying

    • cup corn flour
    • Oil for deep frying

    Roasted Grapes

    • 1 ½ cups Green grapes
    • 2 tsp vegetable oil or olive oil

    To make Tacos (Assembly)

    • 6 mini tortillas
    • Sliced jalapenos
    • Salsa
    • Chopped Avocado
    • Slices of Lime
    • Chopped Cilantro
    • Sour cream or Crema


    Crispy Allspice Fish

    • Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl.
    • Cut each tilapia fillet in half, and then each half into 2-3 “fingers” and place them in the marinade and coat them well.
    • Leave to marinate for about 30 min - 1 hour.
    • Heat oil to 350°F/ 180°C.
    • When the oil is heated, take each piece of the fish and coat it with the corn flour.
    • Deep fry 2-3 pieces at a time, without over crowding the pan, for about 4-5 minutes (depending on the thickness) or until the fish starts to turn dark golden brown in colour and looks crispy on the outside.
    • Place on paper towels to drain.

    Roasted Grapes

    • Preheat oven to 400°F/ 200°C.
    • Wash and dry the grapes and lightly coat them with oil. Place these on a non stick baking mat or a parchment paper lined baking tray and bake them for about 10 minutes or until the grapes start to turn light brown and wrinkle.
    • Remove the grapes from the oven and let them cool completely. Cut them into halves and keep in the fridge until ready to use.

    Assembling the tacos

    • Place a couple of tilapia fillets on a small tortilla. Squeeze some lime juice over this.
    • Top up with your favourite salsa, avocado, sliced jalapenos and some roasted grapes.
    • Drizzle with sour cream or crema and chopped cilantro.
    • Serve immediately.