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Easy Fish Tacos

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If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, and affordable weeknight meal, look no further than Easy Fish Tacos! This recipe is simple to follow and results in a wonderfully flavorful dish. Whether you’re a fan of cod, tilapia, or salmon, these tacos are sure to please.

Easy fish tacos served on a plate with toppings on the side

Never had a fish taco? You’re in for a treat. These tacos are typically made with fresh, succulent fish that has been grilled or fried. The fish is then wrapped in a soft tortilla and topped with a variety of delicious toppings.

Common toppings include shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, and a zesty lime sauce. The combination of flavor and texture in a fish taco is simply irresistible. And the best part is, that they’re relatively healthy compared to other types of tacos. So go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Why You’ll Love Tilapia Fish Tacos

There are a lot of reasons to love fish tacos.

  • Fish tacos are a delicious way to enjoy fresh seafood. The combination of tender fish, crispy cabbage, and flavorful sauces is hard to beat.
  • Fish tacos are relatively healthy, so you can feel good about indulging in them regularly.
  • Most importantly, they’re incredibly versatile, you can use any type of fish, and add whatever toppings you like.

Ingredients Needed for Easy Fish Tacos

  • Tilapia
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Sour Cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lime Juice
  • Siracha Sauce
  • Toppings: Red Cabbage, Avocado, Cilantro, Cojita Cheese, Limes

How To Make Easy Tilapia Fish Tacos

  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and salt and sprinkle evenly over both sides of tilapia.
  • Cut unsalted butter into even squares and place on top of fish.
tilapia fish with butter and seasoning on it
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Broil fish for an additional 3-5 minutes for nice crispy edges.
baked fish
  • While fish is baking, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic powder, and siracha sauce in a medium bowl until combined.
  • To serve tacos, lightly toast corn tortillas on a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat until warm.
  • Assemble tacos by adding pieces of fish, red cabbage, avocado, cotija cheese, cilantro, and a lime wedge. Drizzle taco generously with fish taco sauce. Enjoy!
close up photo of easy fish tacos

Variation Options for Fish Tacos

There are few foods as delicious and satisfying as a good fish taco. The perfect combination of fresh, crispy fish, flavorful seasonings, and creamy sauces, wrapped up in a soft tortilla – what’s not to love? 

And yet, for some reason, people seem to be afraid of change when it comes to this classic dish. Why stick with the same old boring fish taco when there are so many ways to mix things up and still enjoy all the flavor and goodness of this beloved meal?

Here are just a few ideas for variations on the classic fish taco:

  1. Try using a different type of fish. There are so many delicious options out there – why not experiment and find your new favorite?
  2. Switch up the tortilla. Use a whole wheat tortilla for a healthier option or go for something adventurous like a jalapeno cheddar tortilla.
  3. Add some fresh fruit or vegetables to your tacos. Grilled pineapple or mango salsa would be amazing on fish tacos! If you love Pineapple Mango Salsa, try topping your fish tacos with our fresh salsa.
  4. Get creative with your sauces. instead of the usual sour cream or salsa, try a creamy avocado dressing or a spicy chipotle mayo.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to giving your fish tacos a new twist. So next time you’re in the mood for this delicious dish, mix things up and enjoy!

How To Store Easy Fish Tacos

These tacos are best enjoyed immediately after they’re made. However, if you have leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave until warmed through before eating.

Toppings For Fish Tacos

There are so many delicious toppings you can add to these tacos. We love the simplicity of cabbage and avocados, but feel free to get creative! Here are a few other ideas:

  • Coleslaw Mix
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges

What To Serve With Fish Tacos

These tacos are great on their own, but if you’re looking for something to round out the meal, try serving them with:

  • Fried rice
  • Refried beans
  • Black beans
  • Roasted vegetables
  • A side salad
fish tacos served on a white serving plate

FAQ’s For Fish Tacos

Do I have to use tilapia?

No, you can use any type of fish you like.

Can I make these tacos ahead of time?

We don’t recommend it, as the tacos are best when they’re fresh. However, if you must, you can store them in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Can you freeze easy fish tacos?

We don’t recommend freezing these tacos, as the fish will become tough and rubbery.

I don’t like cabbage, can I use something else?

Yes! Try using lettuce or coleslaw mix instead of cabbage.

Easy Fish Tacos are a delicious and healthy option for a summer meal. They can be made with a variety of fish, and the toppings are endless. There is no doubt that you will enjoy this recipe.

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easy fish tacos on a serving plate

Easy Fish Tacos

April King
If you're looking for an easy, delicious, and affordable weeknight meal, look no further than Easy Fish Tacos! This recipe is simple to follow and results in a wonderfully flavorful dish. Whether you're a fan of cod, tilapia, or salmon, these tacos are sure to please.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2-2 lbs. tilapia
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Fish Taco Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. siracha sauce

Toppings

  • 1/2 small red cabbage, chopped
  • 2 medium avocados, sliced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup cotija cheese
  • 2 limes, cut into slices

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and salt and sprinkle evenly over both sides of tilapia.
  • Cut unsalted butter into even squares and place on top of fish. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Broil fish for an additional 3-5 minutes for nice crispy edges.
  • While fish is baking, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic powder, and siracha sauce in a medium bowl until combined.
  • To serve tacos, lightly toast corn tortillas on a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat until warm.
  • Assemble tacos by adding pieces of fish, red cabbage, avocado, cotija cheese, cilantro, and a lime wedge. Drizzle taco generously with fish taco sauce. Enjoy!
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