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Fish Tacos recipe

Fish Tacos Recipes

Fish tacos are a delicious and easy-to-make meal that you can enjoy any day of the week. With flaky fish and a variety of toppings, these tacos are bursting with flavour. Whether you prefer grilled or pan-seared fish, there's a recipe for everyone. Top them off with your favourite salsa or sauce, and you'll have a tasty sharing meal that'll get the table talking!

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Recipes (249)

Discover 249 unique Fish Tacos recipes. Each with it's own twist on the recipe. Read our review top find our top Fish Tacos recipes out there.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Salsa recipe
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You can use whatever fish you like for these tacos. Just make sure it is nice and flaky. The grilled pepper salsa is an absolute freshy.

Fish Tacos recipe
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Fish Tacos

Preppy Kitchen

Made with simple ingredients, these fish tacos are a fresh and flavorful meal you can whip up quickly on a busy weeknight. Everyone will be reaching for seconds!

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Cod Fish Tacos recipe

Cod Fish Tacos


This easy, healthy fish taco recipe is made with cod seasoned with a chili-lime cumin rub cooked in a skillet – no breading, no frying!

Blackened Fish Tacos recipe

Blackened Fish Tacos

RecipeTin Eats

Fish cooked with a punchy spice rub of Cajun Flavours! Perfectly paired with a Avocado-Lime Slaw to make these irresistible tacos.

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Grilled Fish Tacos with a Vibrant Salsa Twist


Mob's Grilled Fish Tacos with Salsa recipe brings a colorful and fresh approach to the classic fish taco. The use of mixed peppers, red or green chillies, and avocados creates a vibrant salsa that complements the grilled fish beautifully. The addition of ground cumin in both the fish marinade and avocado cream adds depth to the flavor profile. While this recipe requires more preparation due to grilling and making an avocado cream, it's perfect for those who enjoy cooking outdoors and appreciate a smoky char on their tacos.

Creamy & Spicy Fish Tacos with Crunch

Preppy Kitchen

Preppy Kitchen's take on Fish Tacos is all about balancing creamy textures with spicy notes. The combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic powder, and sriracha creates an irresistible sauce that pairs perfectly with the seasoned white fish. A mix of spices like cumin, chili powder, salt, and optional cayenne pepper gives these tacos a kick without overpowering them. With added freshness from cabbage slaw and diced tomatoes plus creamy avocado slices—these tacos are sure to please those who love their seafood with a bit of heat.

Health-Conscious Crispy Gluten-Free Delight

Simply Quinoa

Simply Quinoa offers Gluten-Free Pan Seared Crispy Fish Tacos for those seeking healthier alternatives without sacrificing taste or texture. This recipe opts for almond milk battering coupled with quinoa or almond flour for crunchiness while keeping it gluten-free. Seasoned simply yet effectively with sea salt and fajita/taco seasoning before pan-searing in oil ensures each bite is flavorful. Accompanied by corn tortillas filled with crisp cabbage slaw, pickled onions, fresh cilantro leaves—and finished off by drizzling chili lime sauce—this dish caters well to health-conscious individuals craving crispy tacos.


Each recipe presents its unique twist on fish tacos: Mob focuses on grilled flavors enhanced by homemade salsa; Preppy Kitchen emphasizes creamy spiciness paired perfectly against crunchy vegetables; Simply Quinoa caters to gluten-free needs while maintaining crispy satisfaction through alternative flours. Whether you're looking for bold grill marks or mindful meal options without losing out on taste—there's something here for every taco enthusiast seeking delicious variety in their seafood repertoire.

Frequently asked questions

1. What type of fish is best for fish tacos?

When it comes to fish tacos, the best type of fish is one that is firm and flaky. Here are some popular choices:

  • Cod: A mild-flavored fish that flakes beautifully and absorbs seasoning well.
  • Mahi-Mahi: Also known as dorado, this firm-fleshed fish holds up well to grilling.
  • Tilapia: A budget-friendly option that's widely available and has a mild taste.
  • Halibut: A lean, sweet-tasting white fish that's perfect for grilling or pan-searing.
  • Snapper: Known for its nutty flavor and firm texture, snapper works great in tacos.

For the best results in your fish tacos:

  1. Choose fresh or properly thawed frozen fish.
  2. Season the fillets with a blend of spices like cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper before cooking.
  3. Cook using methods like grilling or pan-searing over medium-high heat until the outside is slightly crispy and the inside flakes easily with a fork.

Remember to complement your choice of fish with fresh toppings such as cabbage slaw, avocado slices, pico de gallo, cilantro-lime sauce or crema for an authentic taco experience!

2. What toppings are commonly used on fish tacos?

Common toppings used on fish tacos include:

  • Cabbage or Slaw: Shredded cabbage or slaw adds a crunchy texture and freshness to the tacos. It can be dressed with lime juice, vinegar, and mayonnaise for added flavor.
  • Salsa: Salsa is a popular topping that adds a burst of flavor to fish tacos. Whether it's pico de gallo, salsa verde, or mango salsa, it complements the fish beautifully.
  • Avocado: Sliced avocado or guacamole provides creaminess and richness to the tacos. Its mild flavor pairs well with the seasoned fish.
  • Cilantro: Fresh cilantro leaves are often sprinkled on top of fish tacos for an herbaceous taste and vibrant color.
  • Lime Wedges: Serving lime wedges alongside fish tacos allows people to squeeze fresh lime juice over their tacos, enhancing the flavors even more.

These toppings can be customized based on personal preferences and regional variations.

3. Can I bake the fish instead of frying it for fish tacos?

Yes, you can definitely bake the fish instead of frying it for fish tacos. Baking is a healthier alternative to frying and can still yield delicious results.

4. Can I use a different type of seafood instead of fish for fish tacos?

Certainly! While traditional fish tacos typically feature a mild white fish, you can absolutely use different types of seafood to create your own variation of tacos. Here are some popular alternatives that work well:

  • Shrimp: Shrimp is a great substitute for fish in tacos. They cook quickly and can be seasoned in various ways to complement your taco toppings.
  • Scallops: Scallops offer a sweet, rich flavour and can be seared or grilled before being added to your tacos.
  • Crab Meat: Lump crab meat can be used for a more luxurious taco filling. It's best when it's lightly seasoned to let the crab flavour shine through.
  • Lobster: Similar to crab, lobster meat makes for an upscale taco option. Grill or sauté the lobster and add it to warm tortillas with your favourite toppings.
  • Calamari (Squid): Sliced and either fried or sautéed, calamari provides an interesting texture and taste that pairs well with slaw and creamy sauces.

When substituting with other seafood options, keep in mind the cooking times may vary compared to traditional fish used in tacos. Also consider how the flavours will blend with your chosen seasonings and toppings.

5. Can I make the fish tacos ahead of time and reheat them later?

Yes, you can make the fish tacos ahead of time and reheat them later. However, it is recommended to store the cooked fish and tortillas separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reheat the fish in a skillet or oven until heated through and warm up the tortillas on a griddle or microwave. Assemble the tacos with your desired toppings and enjoy!

6. What is the best way to heat up leftover fish tacos?

The best way to heat up leftover fish tacos is to warm the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium-high heat until they are slightly crispy. Then, reheat the fish in a separate skillet with a little bit of oil over medium heat until it is heated through. Assemble the tacos with your desired toppings and enjoy!

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