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20-minute Fish Tacos

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The recipe for this time is easy fish tacos Perfect for a quick and delicious dinner option.

This recipe starts with a fillet of white fish such as cod or halibut, seasoned with a flavorful spice mixture, and grilled until the fish is tender and flaky.It takes just 20 minutes!

Add your favorite toppings and garnish with fresh mango salsa for extra flavor, perfect for busy weekday dinners.

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Ingredients for fish tacos

Fish tacos are a great dinner option that are easy to make. Packed with fresh flavors, everyone will love it. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to make, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights.

  • fish: Common choices of fish include whitefish such as tilapia, cod, halibut and haddock. These fish have a mellow taste. Cod is a favorite option as it is a little firmer and holds up well when cooked.
  • spices: You can make homemade spice rubs with ingredients like chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder. This combination brings out the flavor of the fish. You can use store-bought seasonings instead.
  • tortilla: Traditionally corn tortillas are used for flavor and texture, but flour tortillas can also be used. Both can be easily found in most supermarkets. Remember to heat it gently before use. This will make it softer and easier to roll.
  • topping: Add variety by adding toppings such as salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

how to make fish tacos

  1. prepare the fish Pat fish dry and rub with homemade spice mixture
  2. bake: grill fish in 15 minutes in the oven
  3. Prepare toppings. While the fish is cooking, chop and prepare your favorite taco toppings
  4. fun! Once the fish and toppings are ready, assemble and serve the tacos.

Shortcut tips: Use your favorite ready-made taco seasoning or Cajun seasoning. Mixing your own spices takes just a few minutes, makes them taste better, and allows you to control salt and spice levels.

Easy fish tacos on a plate

how to make fish taco sauce

I often serve my fish tacos with classic coleslaw, onion slaw (recipe below) or try my favorite fish taco sauce. drizzle over

  • 3 tbsp each mayonnaise and sour cream
  • Juice from ½ fresh lime
  • ¼ teaspoon each garlic powder and cumin, ½ teaspoon sriracha

Favorite fish taco toppings

A few fresh toppings turn this into the perfect fish taco recipe!

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What kind of fish goes well with tacos?

Common choices of fish include whitefish such as tilapia, cod, and haddock. These fish have a mellow taste. Cod is a favorite option as it is a little firmer and holds up well when cooked.

What to accompany fish tacos.

Fish tacos are one complete meal and don’t require a lot of extras. We love adding tons of toppings and salsas (and fish taco sauce too!) so everyone can dress it up and add a few fresh simple sides.

When serving fish tacos on the side, it’s usually something simple like corn salad or delicious Spanish rice.

Could you make the fish tacos in advance?

Fish tacos are best served fresh, but the fish, toppings, and sauces can be prepared in advance and stored separately.Reheat the fish in the oven before assembling the tacos.

How to store leftover fish tacos.

Fish tacos can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.Reheat in the oven, stovetop, or air fryer before serving.

How to reheat fish tacos.

Reheat the fish separately on the stove top in a medium-low heat pot with a little water, cover the pot with a lid and let the steam begin to cook for a few minutes until both sides are warm.

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easy fish tacos

Tender, flaky fish, lightly seasoned and baked, perfect for these easy fish tacos!

preparation time Five minutes

cooking time 15 minutes

total time 20 minute

fish taco sauce (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • In a small bowl, combine all fish taco sauce ingredients and set aside.

  • In another bowl, combine the rubbing ingredients. Rub mixture onto fish fillets.

  • Arrange the fish in a frying pan lined with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil.

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until flaky.

  • Heat the tortillas according to package directions.

  • Break fish into large chunks and divide among tortillas. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Spice Love: Replace the rubs above with our own favorite rubs, or try cajun or blackened seasonings.
Cabbage onion coleslaw recipe: 1 cup shredded cabbage, 1/2 sweet white onion sliced, 2 tablespoons chopped coriander, 1/3 tablespoon sour cream (or Greek yogurt), 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, chopped jalapeno peppers. Mix 1 piece.
Leftover fish can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Fish should be stored separately from tortillas and reheated.
Nutrition Facts contains 1 fish taco in corn tortilla. Toppings are not included in the Nutrition Facts label.

calorie: 163 | | carbohydrates: 27g | | protein: 3g | | obesity: Fiveg | | sodium: 348mg | | potassium: 174mg | | fiber: Fourg | | sugar: 1g | | Vitamin A: 875IU | | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | | calcium: 62mg | | iron: 1.6mg

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

course Dinner, Fish, Lunch, Main Course
cooking american, mexican
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