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11 Fish Tacos Recipes To Die For

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Just about everybody loves tacos and if they don’t, maybe it’s because they haven’t tried fish tacos. They are versatile and super fun to eat. Plus, they can be an easy meal to cook when you’re short on time.

Baja California is often considered the home of the fish taco. This peninsula in northwestern Mexico seems to have inspired a new wave of taco making that has traveled across the border to California and the rest of the United States, as well as the world.

Fish tacos can be a delicious way to increase the amount of fish in your diet and can be a good meal idea to encourage kids to eat fish.

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Our 11 Favorite Fish Tacos Recipes

1: Baja Fish Tacos

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Courtesy of asweetpeachef.com

Inspired by the region where it all began, this fish taco recipe can let you taste a little bit of Baja California in your own home, no matter how far from Mexico you might be. These tacos are easy to make and can even be reheated later if you can manage not to eat them all at once.

Ingredients:

  • Rock cod or sea bass fillets
  • Almond meal
  • Cornmeal
  • Sea salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Chickpea flour
  • Eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Cabbage
  • Corn tortillas
  • Pico de gallo

White Dill Sauce Ingredients:​​​

  • Greek yogurt
  • Milk
  • Lime juice
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Oregano
  • Sea salt
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Garlic powder

Click here to check out the full recipe and method.

2: Tequila Lime Fish Tacos

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Courtesy of loveandlemons.com

Add a touch of tequila to your tacos with this fantastically zesty recipe for Tequila Lime Fish Tacos. These could be ideal to serve up at an al fresco dinner party with friends or even to give a little kick to your midweek meals.

Ingredients:

  • Tilapia fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Tequila
  • Agave syrup
  • Lime
  • Garlic
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Sriracha
  • Cabbage
  • Cilantro

Pickled Onions Ingredients:

  • Red onion
  • Rice vinegar
  • Salt

Check out this flavorsome recipe here.

3: Blackened Fish Tacos With Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

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Courtesy of hostthetoast.com

These delicious blackened fish tacos may just become one of your weekly must-haves at the dinner table. They are easy and quick to make, not to mention packed with flavor. Great for weekend family dinners when you want something a little more fun and exciting.

Ingredients:

  • Tilapia fillets
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • Onion powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Brown sugar
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Canola oil
  • Corn tortillas

Avocado-Cilantro Sauce Ingredients:

  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Jalapeno
  • Salt

Slaw Ingredients:

  • Red cabbage
  • Green cabbage
  • Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime

Find the full recipe here.

4: Grilled Spicy Blackened Salmon Tacos With Pineapple Avocado Salsa

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Courtesy of therecipecritic.com

Take your salmon cooking to the next level with these amazing salmon tacos, combining sweet and spicy flavors with the health benefits of salmon. You could transform your family barbecue by choosing to grill these outdoors for a flavor-filled taste of summer.

Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Flour tortillas

Pineapple Avocado Salsa Ingredients:

  • Pineapple
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Avocados
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Get this tasty taco recipe here.

5: Classic Ensenada Fish Tacos

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Renowned for its fish tacos, the city of Ensenada, in Baja California, Mexico is thought to be where the modern Baja fish taco originated, featuring fish (often battered), a creamy sauce, as well as a bit of a spice kick. This tasty recipe pays homage to its origins so you can recreate these awesome Mexican flavors at home.

Ingredients:​​

  • Fish fillets
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Oregano
  • Black pepper
  • Yellow mustard
  • Chicken stock
  • Beer/sparkling water/water
  • Baking powder
  • All purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Milk corn tortillas
  • Cabbage
  • Salsa or hot sauce
  • Limes

Make these delicious tacos at home by following the full recipe here.

6: Mumbai Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Salsa

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Courtesy of abeautifulplate.com

So, shrimp may not technically be a fish but it is a shellfish and just as delicious in tacos. But the good news is, if you didn’t want to use shrimp, you could substitute it for your favorite white fish for fantastic Indian inspired fish tacos.

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp or white fish
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Coriander
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Tortillas
  • Oil

Avocado Salsa Ingredients:

  • Avocados
  • Cherry/grape tomatoes
  • Limes
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil

Click here to check out this great recipe.

7: Chipotle Salmon Tacos With Cilantro Lime Crema

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Courtesy of bowlofdelicious.com

This recipe for Chipotle Salmon Tacos is quick and easy to make; ready in around 15 minutes, so can be ideal for a busy weeknight. You can even prepare your fish and sauce a day or two beforehand if you’re really pressed for time.

Ingredients:

  • Salmon
  • Garlic powder
  • Chipotle seasoning
  • Butter
  • Corn tortillas
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Cilantro Lime Crema Ingredients:

  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Check out the entire recipe here.

8: Lobster Tacos

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Courtesy of carolinescooking.com

Combine the flavors of New England with the cuisine of Mexico and you might just get lobster tacos. These easy to make tacos feature a nod to one of the East Coast’s favorite shellfish, combining it with fresh flavors, crunchy textures and, of course, the fun that comes with eating tacos.

Ingredients:

  • Cooked lobster
  • Cumin
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic
  • Tortillas
  • Guacamole
  • Mango habanero sauce or hot sauce

Get the recipe here to make these at home.

9: California Fish Tacos With Cabbage And Red Pepper Slaw

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Courtesy of sandiegofoodfinds.com

Southern California, and particularly San Diego, is known for its fish tacos, which is not surprising considering its proximity to the Mexican border. These California Fish Tacos are a healthy take on a classic, featuring a simple grilled fish with a fresh, crunchy slaw. Ideal for a quick, healthy lunch.

Ingredients:

  • Cod fillets
  • Corn tortillas
  • Olive oil

Slaw Ingredients:

  • Red bell peppers
  • Green cabbage
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Find this fresh Californian taco recipe here.

10: Spicy Fish Tacos With Slaw

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Courtesy of asassyspoon.com

These Spicy Fish Tacos can be the ideal meal when you’re short on time: they take just 15 minutes to make and you can use any white fish you like. Plus, you can even use a store-bought chipotle mayo.

Ingredients:

  • White fish fillets
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Tortillas
  • Chipotle mayonnaise
  • Limes
  • Tomato
  • Red cabbage
  • Cilantro

Check out the recipe for yourself here.

11: Cajun Fish Tacos

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Courtesy of curiousnut.com

If you love those flavors of Southern Louisiana then these Cajun Fish Tacos could be worth a try. The recipe features a delicious homemade sauce and a tasty homemade pico de gallo that can be a great addition to plenty of other meals you might want to make.

Ingredients:

  • White fish
  • Flour tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Sour cream or yogurt
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sugar

Avocado Cilantro Sauce Ingredients:

  • Avocados
  • Plain yogurt
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Pico De Gallo Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • White onion
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapenos
  • Limes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar

Find the entire recipe and method here.


Time To Wrap It Up

We hope you found these recipes as mouth-watering as we did.

It’s probably time to go cook up some fish tacos now after all those hunger-inducing recipes. Let us know which recipe you try out. Or maybe you have one of your own that you’d like to tell us about?

Fish tacos can be a fun and tasty way to add more fish to your family’s diet and a great way to join in on the excitement of Taco Tuesday.

Encourage your friends and family to start making these delicious seafood tacos by sharing this list with them.

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