Master Your Metabolism with Jillian Michaels’ Spicy Mahi-Mahi and Mango Tacos

Jillian Michaels' Spicy Mahi-Mahi and Mango Tacos. Find more Jillian Michaels' recipes at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - Fish tacos get a bad rap because much of time the fish is battered, fried and served with a fatty mayonnaise or sour cream sauce. Instead, Jillian Michael’s recipe from The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook has several nutritional benefits like being heart healthy, an immunity booster and anti-cancer. She also claims it improves your digestion and gives you healthy skin.

This Mama’s tips

  • If you cannot find (or afford) mahi mahi, tilapia is a good substitute.
  • Personally I prefer corn tortillas over whole wheat. Not only do they taste better, but they’re more authentic. But Jillian wants you to avoid starchy vegetables like corn, so I completely understand why she uses whole wheat tortillas instead. If you’re gluten free, use corn tortillas.
  • I’m shocked that originally there was no cilantro in this recipe, so I took the liberty of adding some for you! In The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook, Jillian Michaels writes that cilantro is a “form of natural chelation therapy, helping to detox the liver and remove heavy metals from the body.” So I didn’t think she’d mind.
  • If you can’t find virgin coconut oil, use olive or grapeseed oil instead.

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Spicy Mahi Mahi and Mango Tacos


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound mahi mahi,
  • rinsed and patted dry, cut into bite- size chunks
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon seeded, chopped fresh red chile
  • 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
  • 4 (8- inch) whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and coarsely chopped
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, 2 tablespoons of the orange juice, the garlic, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the fish and gently stir to coat.
  3. Let stand for at least 10 minutes, or cover and place in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours.
  4. In the meantime, in a medium bowl, combine the mango, onion, cilantro, chile, and remaining 1 tablespoon each lime and orange juice. Stir gently until well combined.
  5. Set aside in the refrigerator if you are marinating the fish longer than a few minutes. Let stand at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before serving.
  6. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the fish and its marinade and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, turning frequently, until the fish is opaque.
  7. While the fish cooks, wrap the tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave on high power for 30 seconds.
  8. Gently fold the avocado into the mango mixture.
  9. Divide the fish evenly among the tortillas. Divide the mango mixture among the tacos, spooning it on top of the fish. Serve with lime wedges.
Prep Time: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 4 Hours 35 Minutes
Servings: Serves 4
  • Calories: 405.2
  • Total Fat: 13.9g
  • Sodium: 409.2mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 43.9g
  • Protein: 26.8g

Photo by by jpellgen on Flickr.

Recipe used with permission.

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