This Fried Fish Taco Recipe is easy to make and comes with a creamy red cabbage slaw. ARRIBA MEXICO!
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In this house we eat fish tacos regular. it is one of my favorite recipes of all time.
Not only is it absolutely delicious it is so quick to make and healthy too. Win win!
WHAT GOES GOOD WITH FISH TACOS
- Shredded lettuce, cabbage, or slaw
- Hot sauce
WHERE DID FISH TACOS ORIGINATE
In Baja, California. Some say that the roots come from Japanese immigrants that made there way to Mexico in the 1950s – 1960 who brought them in. Either way they this is a very MEXICAN recipe to most of us today!
I am obsessed with fish tacos and have them every single week.
You can find a few fish taco recipes on this website, each one slightly different than the other.
The main differences is in the spices that are used for the fish as well as the slaw that is served alongside or on top.
Whichever you prefer, I like to top my fish with a little slaw and then also have some on the side as a salad.
TYPE OF FISH TACOS
- You can also substitute the tilapia for another white fish such as halibut or cod.
- Shrimp too is also a popular option.
HOW TO MAKE FRIED FISH TACOS
The fish is fried in a little cooking oil which gives it a nice crust.
Not only are they absolutely delicious! They take less than 15 minutes to make.
Just make sure you have some either high quality fresh fillets or frozen always on hand and you can too.
ARE FISH TACOS HEALTHY
Yes, white fish is a lean protein then the taco shell itself is low in calories as well as the added ingredients and spices.
HOW TO MAKE FRIED FISH TILAPIA FISH TACOS
- You can use defrosted Tilapia fish or Fresh Fillets for this recipe.
- Then once it is defrosted you will want to add your oil to a non stick pan
- Meanwhile, mix your spices in a small bowl and set aside.
- Bring it to medium heat and when it starts bubbling add in the fish.
- Cook for 4 minutes over medium heat and season with your seasoning mix.
- Toss the fish and add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil to the pan, make sure it distributes evenly to cook the fish on the opposite side.
- Season lightly again and cook till the fish is no longer transparent yet flaky.
- Toss over once more and cook for one more minutes then remove from the heat.
Also, don’t forget to squeeze some fresh lime juice over top the fish at the end.
This really helps the flavors to pop!
FRIED FISH TACO SEASONING
- Chili Powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Cumin Powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
What To Serve with Fried Fish Tacos
This recipe is served with a Creamy Red Cabbage Slaw
Looking for a more low calorie option, then try any one of my other 3 slaws below.
- Pico De Gallo this goes great with these tacos.
- Cabbage Pico De Gallo this also goes great with these tacos.
- Red Cabbage Slaw
- Sour cream
FISH TACOS FOR A CROWD
You can feed roughly 4 people with this recipe.
So if it’s just the two of you dining tonight then there certainly will be some leftovers.
If your wanting to feed more people, simply MAKE more by doubling the ingredients!
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Looking for another way to make Fish Tacos? Try my Blackened Tilapia Fish Tacos
- 1 tbsp Cooking oil
- 2 Tilapia Fillets
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- SERVE WITH
- 6 Warm Taco shells
- Red Cabbage Slaw
- Start by making your red cabbage slaw one hour prior for best results.
- Then once your ready to prepare the tacos. Begin by warming the taco shells, in the oven as per the taco's heating instructions.
- Be sure to remove the shells so they don't burn before preparing the fish.
- Pat dry the fish fillets.
- Then in a small bowl add all the spices together and rub on all sides of the fish.
- In a large non stick skillet heat some cooking oil over medium heat then add the fish fillets. Fry on each side for 4 minutes till cooked.
- Remove from the heat.
- Season with a bit more salt to taste and then remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add the fried fish to the tacos then top with some "creamy red cabbage slaw" enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g
These calculations are based off Nutritionix