This easy fish tacos recipe makes a delicious and simple-to-make dish that combines the flavors of flaky fish, zesty toppings, and soft tortillas. This recipe makes a quick and satisfying meal that you can enjoy anytime!
Dive into these delicious and budget-friendly Easy Fish Tacos! Fish tacos are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the flavors of flaky fish, zesty toppings, and soft tortillas. You don’t have to spend a lot eating out to experience this tasty Mexican-themed meal! This recipe is perfect for those looking for a quick and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed any day of the week.
This recipe is easy to adapt to your own taste or the taste of your guests by adding or omitting certain toppings. It includes a fish taco sauce recipe, but if you prefer, you can use your favorite salsa or hot sauce instead.
If you’re gluten-free, you can eat these fish tacos with corn tortillas.
Ingredients You Will Need For The Fish Tacos Recipe
To start, gather the following ingredients: fresh white fish fillets (such as cod or tilapia), flour or corn tortillas, and the toppings of your choice, like shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, your choice of cheese and lime wedges.
For the fish taco sauce, you will need mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic powder, Sriracha sauce and cilantro.
Preparing The Fish Tacos
Begin by mixing the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Then place the fish in the marinade for 15 minutes or more.
While the fish is marinating, mix the sauce ingredients in a separate bowl.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place the fish fillets in the pan, along with the marinade and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove the fish from the pan and set aside.
Next, warm the tortillas. You can do this by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving them for about 30 seconds, or by heating them directly on a dry skillet for a few seconds on each side. This will make them pliable and easier to fold.
Assembling The Fish Tacos
Now it’s time to assemble the tacos. Lay a tortilla on a clean surface and place a few pieces of the cooked fish in the center. Top the fish with shredded cabbage, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, cheese and sliced avocado and fish taco sauce. Serve each taco with a lime wedge or squeeze lime juice over the toppings for an extra burst of flavor. If desired, add a dollop of sour cream.
Once all the toppings are added, carefully fold the tortilla in half, creating a taco shape. Repeat this process until all the fish and toppings are used.
Serve the fish tacos immediately, while the tortillas are still warm. They can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a side of Mexican rice or refried beans for a complete meal. The combination of the flaky fish, crunchy cabbage, creamy avocado, and tangy lime creates a delightful explosion of flavors and textures in every bite.
If you prefer, you can serve the fish and the toppings and let your family or guests build their own tacos. Be sure to serve right away so they don’t get cold.
This easy fish tacos recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight or weekend dinner or for entertaining guests. It can be easily customized to suit individual tastes by adding or omitting certain toppings. Whether you’re a seafood lover or just looking to try something new, these fish tacos are sure to become a favorite in your household.
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Easy Fish Tacos Recipe
Fish tacos are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the flavors of crispy fish, zesty toppings, and soft tortillas. This recipe is perfect for those looking for a quick and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed any day of the week.
Fish Taco Marinade
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 lb. cod (or tilapia or other flaky white fish)
Tortillas, flour or corn
Toppings of your choice
2 medium avocados, sliced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced (optional)
1/2 diced red onion
1/2 bunch cilantro, longer stems removed
1 cup cheese, grated (optional)
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges, to serve
Fish Taco Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp lime juice, from 1 medium lime
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste
cilantro, to taste
- Mix the marinade ingredients together.
- Marinate fish for 15 minutes.
- Mix the fish taco sauce ingredients.
- In a frying pan, cook the fish in the marinade until flaky.
- Serve fish on warmed tortillas with toppings and sauce.
For Gluten free, use corn tortillas