Fish Tacos

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Healthy and super delicious Fish Tacos that require zero frying! Make a fish taco slaw to go on top for a dinner made in less than 30 minutes.

My favorite Fish Tacos are made with fried fish, but heaven knows I’m not going to fry up fish and stink up my house every taco Tuesday (I dislike the lingering smell of fried food in my house immensely….) So, I decided that I still like fish tacos enough to try them with baked fish in place of the fried to see how it would go over.

fish tacos

Fish Taco Recipe

Fish is the main ingredient for fish tacos, which means, to make amazing tacos, your fish needs to be seasoned perfectly. Here’s what you need to do that:

  • Tilapia – this is the type of fish I used, but you can use your favorite type for these tacos instead.
  • Olive Oil – this helps cook and keep the fish moist while baking.
  • Salt – season to taste.
  • Lime Mojito Seasoning – here’s one of my secret ingredients for this recipe. It really makes all the difference so don’t skip out.

More 30 minute meals to try! Shrimp ScampiBeef StroganoffChicken Piccata Recipe, and Smothered Baked Pork Chops.

sauce

Fish Taco Sauce

Next up is the sauce that is mixed into the slaw and can be drizzled on top of your taco as well. Here’s what you need:

  • Sour Cream – this creates the base of the sauce. Creamy tangy goodness.
  • Salt – to taste.
  • Taco Seasoning – you can use the store-bought kind or make your own.
  • Lime Zest and Juice – these both add a super fresh zing to the sauce.
  • Garlic – for flavor.

slaw

Fish Taco Slaw

The slaw is a really quick and easy thing to throw together. Here’s what you need:

  • Coleslaw Mix – you can find this at your local grocery store in the produce section.
  • Cilantro – if this tastes like soap to you don’t add it in!
  • Red Onion – if red onions are too powerful for you, try marinating it in a combination of white wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and water.

baked fish

How to Make Fish Tacos

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place dry fish filets onto parchment paper and rub lightly with olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt and mojito lime seasoning and bake for 10-12 minutes or until opaque and can flake easily.
  3. While fish is drying, place coleslaw mix, cilantro, and red onion into a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream, salt, taco seasoning, lime zest, lime juice, and garlic together until smooth. Pour dressing over coleslaw and toss until everything is well coated.
  4. To serve, warm tortillas and top each tortilla with a small piece of fish, prepared slaw, avocado slices (or guacamole) and more cilantro.
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Tips and Tricks

The secrets for these fish tacos not tasting fishy include:

  • using very fresh fish OR using fish that is vacuum-sealed from the freezer section
  • rinse and pat your fish dry dry dry!
  • coat with a thin layer of olive oil and season it well with salt and mojito lime seasoning
  • bake it until it’s *just* finished cooking

Besides those tips, this recipe is very straightforward.

how to make fish tacos

Leftovers

Any leftovers you may have can stay good in the fridge for up to 4 days. Store everything separately and assemble when ready to serve.

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5 from 10 votes

Fish Tacos

Healthy and super delicious Fish Tacos that requires zero frying! Make a slaw to go on top for a dinner made in less than 30 minutes.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins

Ingredients

For the fish:

  • 12 oz. tilapia fresh or defrosted + patted very dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lime mojito seasoning

For the slaw:

  • 16 oz. coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 large red onion chopped, about 1/3 cup
  • 3/4 cup light sour cream
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic grated

For the tacos:

  • 4 corn & flour blend soft tortillas
  • ripe avocados or guacamole
  • extra cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place dry fish filets onto parchment paper and rub lightly with olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt and mojito lime seasoning and bake for 10-12 minutes or until opaque and can flake easily.
  • While fish is drying, place coleslaw mix, cilantro and red onion into a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream, salt, taco seasoning, lime zest, lime juice and garlic together until smooth. Pour dressing over coleslaw and toss until everything is well coated.
  • To serve, warm tortillas and top each tortilla with a small piece of fish, prepared slaw, avocado slices (or guacamole) and more cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 46.7mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fish taco recipe, Fish Tacos, how to make fish tacos

 

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35 Responses
  1. Lindsay K

    How has the recipe been on your blog since March and I just saw it today?! Can’t believe I’ve been missing out on these fish tacos for months! Making ASAP.

  2. Kelly

    I’ve been hesitant on trying to make fish tacos even though they are so popular! But this recipe makes my mouth water! Super excited to try it! Perhaps my one week old baby girl has changed my tastebuds lol

  3. Karen

    I only had my first fish taco after moving out here to Vancouver. Since they are amazing, and since your recipes are some of my favorites, I’m definitely going to give these a try. They look INCREDIBLE.
    Of all the shows my boys have been into, I didn’t terribly mind Rescue Bots. At least it generally encourages teamwork and problem solving? Definitely could be worse.
    Can’t wait to try the tacos!

  4. Amy

    Do you make your lime mojito seasoning or buy it? If you buy it- what is the brand? These look like a great addition to our menu for next week, so I gotta figure out that seasoning! Thanks!!!

  5. Amy

    Do you make the lime mojito seasoning or buy it? If you buy it- what brand is it? These look like a great addition to our menu next week, so I gotta figure that part out! Thanks so much!

  6. Adriana

    This looks so good! I am gonna have to try it. Since I found out my cholesterol is high I have been avoiding beef and eating more fish, so taco Tuesday has been usually with fish/shrimp.

  7. Holly

    5 stars
    I make these quite a bit, but finally commenting now. In a pinch, we’ve used frozen breaded fish instead, sprinkling some of the lime seasoning on that before I put it in the oven. My younger son likes that version better, but the rest of us like the fresh fish better. But this is a really good, easy recipe that tastes like a restaurant. Thank you!

  8. Veronica

    5 stars
    We love fish tacos and this is hands down one of the best recipes we have found… Love your recipes! Thanks for always sharing…

  9. Chelcie Vassallo

    These look amazing!! I am always looking for a good fish taco recipe, cannot wait to try this!!
    Thank you for sharing