Tacos are a standard meal at most households in America. But re-inventing this familiar dish can be a challenge. That’s what we tried to do with this recipe. The Cedar planked catfish adds a smoky flavor to the tacos. Add our toppings listed below, or substitute with your own favorite taco toppings.

Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 Catfish Filets
  • 2 Tbs. Butter, melted
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 cups Shredded Green Cabbage
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Leaves
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 cup Tomatillo Salsa

Good to Know

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  1. Soak Cedar Plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 400°F.
  3. Place the Catfish Filets on the plank. If the filets hang over the edge, fold the thin ends under to double up the filet.
  4. Mix melted butter, garlic and chili powder in a small bowl then brush on the catfish filets.
  5. Place the loaded plank on the pre-heated grill and cook with the lid closed until fully cooked – 10-12 minutes. Have a spray bottle of water handy for flare-ups.
  6. Remove plank from the grill and cover with foil to keep the catfish warm.
  7. To make the slaw, mix the shredded cabbage, cilantro and lime juice. Set aside.
  8. Briefly grill the corn tortillas.
  9. Serve the corn tortillas with the catfish, cabbage slaw and tomatillo salsa.
  10. Enjoy!