Baja Fish Tacos

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Baja Fish Tacos are a fun, easy and tasty way to upgrade fish sticks. Everyone gets to build their own ideal taco! Parent and kid-approved!

I have a yummy and simple dinner idea for you today, brought to you from the fridge and freezer sections of your grocery store, Baja Fish Tacos! I know last year I posted my Easiest Fish Tacos recipe and lots of you went crazy over it because I used plain old fish sticks. Groundbreaking, right? I hate frying food {especially fish} because the smell lingers in my house for literally days. I can’t stand it! So, this is my easy shortcut that takes no time at all.

Baja Fish Tacos

I was compensated to create Baja Fish Tacos for the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association. Any opinions expressed in this post are completely my own.

Baja Fish Taco Recipe

Here’s everything you’ll need to make these Baja fish tacos and its accompanying Baja fish taco sauce.

  • Fish Sticks – this is my secret to making fast and delicious fish tacos! All the flavor without the frying smells.
  • Sour Cream – this makes the sauce tangy and creamy.
  • Avocado – more creamy goodness plus gentle avocado flavor. This will make your sauce slightly green.
  • Garlic – for flavor.
  • Taco Seasoning – use store-bought or make your own! Either way, it’s going to be delicious.
  • Salt and Pepper – to taste.
  • Tortillas – corn, flour or both? You choose 🙂
  • Toppings – any topping you put on a regular taco would go well with these tacos too!

Baja Fish Taco Sauce

Baja Fish Taco Sauce

Start by making the Baja Fish Taco Sauce:

  1. Place some sour cream, garlic, salt, pepper, avocado, and taco seasoning into a blender.
  2. Blend it up until it’s smooth, taste and adjust seasonings as you see fit. That’s it! Easy Peasy.
  3. Pour this into a bowl or a squeeze bottle and set aside.

Fish Sticks

How to Make Baja Fish Tacos

  1. The other important thing for this recipe and really the last step is to bake up some fish sticks. I bought the VandeKamp’s extra crunchy kind, but you can use whichever kind you’d like.
  2. Basically, once the fish sticks are baked and the sauce is done, it’s just a matter of laying all your ingredients out and letting everyone build their own tacos come dinner time. I laid out a variety of tortillas, some shredded red cabbage, cilantro, avocado slices, sour cream, greek yogurt, and pre-shredded Mexican blend cheese.

My daughter ate two whole Baja fish tacos on her own with a few extra fish sticks after…it was awesome! Taco bars….who knew?

Baja Fish Taco RecipeCustomization

How many of you love to customize your own tacos?  I know the people in my family do! Usually, for taco night, I just lay all the toppings out on the table and let everyone take care of their own plates. This Baja fish taco recipe is no different. I just lay all the ingredients out and let my husband and kids do their own thing. It’s probably one of the least stressful dinners I serve because it takes less than 30 minutes to throw together and I know everyone will lick their plates clean.

I don’t know about you guys, but whenever we include our kids in the process of making dinner, they are more likely to eat their dinner AND talk at the dinner table. I’ve come to figure out little ways to include the two of them almost every night in the process to create more family time and make it more of a ‘quality’ meal. Whether it’s making their own tacos, setting the table or tearing lettuce, I get them involved. My style of cooking doesn’t change, but the way I go about including my family members does. And what do you know…it makes a big difference.

Baja Fish Tacos

More Taco Recipes to Rock your World!

This is my super simple shortcut to make fish sticks into amazing Baja Fish Tacos. Who knew frozen fish sticks could be so….gourmet? So super fast and delightfully delicious! If you’re interested in more kid-and-school-friendly recipes, be sure to check out the Easy Home Meals/NFRA Website!

Have a great day, friends!

 

5 from 4 votes

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos are a fun, easy and tasty way to upgrade fish sticks! Everyone gets to build their own ideal taco! Parent and kid approved!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 23 oz. VandeKamp's Crunchy Fish Sticks 1 box

for the baja sauce:

  • 1 cup Daisy light sour cream
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste

taco ingredients:

  • 4 corn tortillas or flour tortillas
  • shredded cabbage
  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • greek yogurt
  • shredded cheese
  • any other desired toppings

Instructions

  • Cook fish sticks according to package directions.
  • While fish sticks are baking, place all ingredients for Baja sauce into a blender and whir until combined and sauce is smooth 20-30 seconds. Pour into a bowl or squeeze bottle.
  • Place taco ingredients and toppings into bowls and onto a table with the Baja fish taco sauce and hot fish sticks. Let everyone serve themselves and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baja fish taco recipe, baja fish taco sauce, baja fish tacos
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48 Responses
  1. Elle

    A quality meal to me is one with whole and natural ingredients that fills you up, provides you with essential vitamins and nutrients and that of course, tastes great.

  2. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    These look great! I’m a sucker for tacos, and we have so much fresh fish in Seattle, that I’ll have to try baking up my own. That baja sauce looks incredible!

  3. Becca

    A quality meal, to me, means that my whole family eats a meal together that everyone can eat (gluten free and all!) complete with homemade sides. Usually that only happens on birthdays and holidays!

  4. Addie F.

    A quality meal, to me, is one made with fresh, delicious ingredients, and one that requires a little more preparation than the everyday meal. And it’s even better when enjoyed with loved ones!

  5. Malissa W

    To me, a quality meal is one that my husband and I have made together. We meal plan, make shopping lists together and then make dinner together. It is one of my favorite parts of the day!!

  6. Beth G

    A quality meal in our house would be “clean” whole food that is based on veggies with a small side of meat. The Baja Tacos sound perfect!!!

  7. Audra O'Hara

    My definition of a quality meal would be a healthy meal. Something that probably includes a fish protein and isn’t fried or full of preservatives.

  8. Laurel O.

    A quality meal is taking time to find and make wholesome delicious meals made with natural ingredients and free of preservatives and GMOs (as much as possible). It also is a well balanced meal that provides essential vitamins and nutrients.

  9. Lauren

    a quality meal means a combination of simple, fresh, wholesome foods to create a plate that includes protein, good carbs, veggies, and a fruit. It also must include a lot of love in the preparation!!!!!

  10. Ashley C

    A quality meal to me is something that is well balanced with lots of variety and plenty of fresh fruit or vegetables. I also prefer to have locally grown, that is a part of quality to me.

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  11. Natalie G.

    A quality meal for me is all homemade, or at least with as few chemicals as possible; and also that it was worth the time it took to make!

  12. Corrie

    5 stars
    These were great. I made a bunch of changes to the baja sauce, based on what I had, using sour cream, guacamole, garlic powder, cayenne powder, chile powder, and cumin. So good! Thanks for posting.

  13. Megan Pickens

    5 stars
    One of the very first recipes of yours I tried! This sauce is my go to every time I make tacos now!! My kids love them too!

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