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Fish Tacos

Fish tacos feature rich toppings, creamy sauce, and well-seasoned and tender fish chunks layered in warm tortillas. Fish tacos are always a winner for fast weeknights dinners and family get-togethers. Check here for how to make delicious and satisfactory fish tacos.
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Taco
Calories

Ingredients

Fish Taco Ingredients:

  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 lb tilapia
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Fish Taco Toppings:

  • 1/2 small purple cabbage - shredded about 4 cups
  • 2 medium avocados sliced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced (optional)
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 4 radishes thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro longer stems removed
  • Fish Taco Sauce
  • 1 lime cut into 8 wedges to serve

Instructions

Prepare the Fish Taco Sauce

  • Make the Taco toppings: Add about 3 tablespoons of taco sauce to the shredded cabbage in a medium bowl. Toss to coat, and if desired, add more taco sauce. (Don’t allow the sauce to drench the cabbage; the aim is to achieve a thin coating.)
  • Season the fish: Season the fish with cumin, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. Please apply the seasonings to the fish with your fingers to ensure an even coating.
  • Cook the fish: In a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Tilt the skillet to coat the entire bottom of the skillet. Add and cook the fish for 3 minutes on each side. It is okay if you need to flip the fish and cook for 1-2 minutes more; once they are done, transfer them to a plate.
  • Break up the fish into large chunks with a fork or knife.
  • Warm the tortillas: Wrap 1 or 2 tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave them for 30 seconds until warm. You can also warm the tortillas in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds on each side.

Build the tacos:

  • Add a few pieces of fish, avocado, tomatoes, onion, radish, cabbage slaw, and cilantro to your tacos (or use any toppings of your choice). Drizzle some taco sauce on top and enjoy.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a gas stove, you can use a grill or toaster oven to char the tortillas.
  • If you can’t get cabbage for the toppings, you can use packaged coleslaw mix as an alternative.
  • If you are using frozen fish, I suggest that you thaw it and pat it dry before adding seasoning. Doing this will allow the seasoning to stick well to the fish.
  • Instead of mixing new seasoning for fish Tacos, you can use pre-made taco seasoning.
  • If you don’t want to cook your fish on the stove pot, you can grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side. You can also air fry for like 5-6 minutes or bake in the oven at 375°F for about 3-5 minutes.