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Easy Fish Tacos

Three fish tacos on a white plate with limes

These Easy Fish Tacos are packed full of seasoned flaky fish in a hearty warm tortilla. They are topped with cabbage, avocado, cojita and Chipotle Crema(Don’t skip the crema), even those not too sure about fish tacos will love these .  Have you ever tried fish tacos? Don’t be scared they are such a treat . I have an obsession no matter what city or restaurant I am bound to try either shrimp and grits or their fish tacos, I have an internal love for both. After trying so many I have made quite a few at home. For this recipe I used some red snapper I had on hand but basically any white flaky fish will do. For those of you that don’t like “fishy” fish white flaky fish tends to be mellow  with a very mild flavor.

Like I said before I used red snapper for this recipe since I had several pounds my son and husband brought home,  so this was basically fresh from the Gulf to my kitchen . Recently my husband and youngest son went on an offshore fishing trip in Texas thanks to Captain Karl Weston with Tripped Out Sportfishing . This was the first time my youngest son had ever been offshore fishing and they both had a ball, even though he got a little sea sick it was well worth it.  Check them out some of Tripped out Sportfishing pics on Instagram right  here .

Fishing offshore reeling in a red snapper
Landon reeling in a red snapper !

What Fish Can I Use for Fish Tacos?

  • Red Snapper
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Grouper
  • Bass
  • Tilapia

 

five fish tacos on a white plate.

Let’s Make Fish Tacos!

fish taco marinade ingredients

Gather the ingredients for the marinade, and mix them all together.

Fish in the marinade

Coat the fish really well and put it in the fridge and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes .

Chipotle Crema in a bowl

While your fish is marinating prepare the chipotle crema, don’t skip this . It really adds the perfect touch to these tacos.

Fish tacos toppings

Prepare all of you topping including grating the cojita.  Pour 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet and heat it on medium to high heat. Once the skillet is hot place the the fish fillets in the skillet.
Depending on the thickness they will need to cook them 3-5 minutes on each side. Once they are cooked place them on a power towel lined plate to rest. Heat tortillas up according to your packages directions, I like to heat mine in a dry hot skillet until slightly brown. Build your tacos . I like to put the fish first and squeeze a little lime juice, cabbage, avocado , then drizzle little Chipotle Crema. Lastly sprinkle with Cojita cheese.

building a fish taco

Debbie’s Suggestions for this recipe

  • Mexican Cream , Click here for the brand I use
  • Chipotle Sauce, click here for the brand I use
  • Taco Holders-These are great to make up the tacos for a crowd
  • Rada Cooks Knife-This is great knife for the price , I literally use it daily

 

Easy Fish Tacos

These Easy Fish Tacos are packed full of seasoned flaky fish in a hearty warm tortilla. Topped with crema these are a taco lovers dream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • White Corn Tortillas
  • 2 Lbs of White Flaky Fish -See Notes
  • Olive oil for the pan

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

Toppings

  • Shredded Cabbage of choice
  • Diced avocado
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Cotija Cheese -grated
  • Squeeze of fresh lime

Chipotle Crema

  • 3/4 cup mexican crema
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime
  • 2 Tablespoons diced Cilantro
  • 1-2 Teaspoons honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Mix all of the marinade together
  • Coat the fish really well and put it in the fridge and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes
  • While the fish is marinating prepare the Chipotle Cream and put it in the fridge
  • Grate cheese and slice limes
  • Pour 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet and heat it on medium to high heat
  • Once the skillet is hot place the the fish fillets in the skillet.
  • Depending on the thickness they will need to cook them 3-5 minutes on each side
  • Once they are cooked place them on a power towel lined plate to rest
  • Heat tortillas up according to your packages directions, I like to heat mine in a dry hot skillet until slightly brown
  • Build your tacos..I like to put the fish first and squeeze a little lime juice, cabbage, avocado , then drizzle little Chipotle Crema. Lastly sprinkle with Cojita cheese.

Notes

Recommended fish-I used Red snapper but other great fish to used is halibut, cod, tilapia, grouper or bass. Any white flaky fish can be used for this recipe.  
I chose to pan fry the fish but it can be baked in the oven or even grilled. The choice is yours just be careful not to over cook because fish cooks quickly
Keyword easy fish tacos, fish tacos, fresh fish tacos, gulf to table cooking, tripped out sports fishing

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Gloria
Gloria
3 years ago

Fish tacos are awesome. Perfect for lunch or dinner. I know these would be a hit in our house any night of the week. Especially for Fish Friday’s.

Denise
3 years ago

I LOVE fish tacos, and yours look amazingly delicious! I am giving this a try soon.

The Kitchen Whisperer
3 years ago

Oh how I love a great fish tacos. I LOVE that Landon caught the snapper for this! So awesome! Yours look amazing!

Tammy
3 years ago

I LOVE fish tacos and nothing screams summer more than fresh cod in a light wrap like these! Loving the sound of the chipotle crema too! So, so good ^_^

Sharon
3 years ago

These easy fish tacos are a great mix-up for taco Tuesdays. The chipotle cream is a wonderful topping.

Moop Brown
Moop Brown
3 years ago

These look amazing and so easy to make! What a perfect recipe for summer

Ramona
3 years ago

I love the simplicity of this fish taco recipe – truly yummy looking. Will be making this tomorrow with the grilled fish I have left over from our BBQ today.

Sophie
3 years ago

This looks so so good! I love fish tacos and this is super yum. Loved your recipe and that chipotle crema recipe too

Jamie
Jamie
3 years ago

The marinade for this was incredible! The tacos came out so flavorful and everyone loved it! We’ll definitely be making this again!

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

Tilapia fish tacos is a regular in my kitchen and mu family loves it. I’m going to try your version ofeasy fish tacos. Those tacos looks wonderful!

e-healthonline
3 years ago

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