I come from a family of avid taco lovers. We eat tacos of some sort at least twice a week (in fact, we had tacos last night), and every single week, when I ask my brother what I should make for the blog, he tells me to make tacos.
The only thing that rivals my family's love of tacos is their love of fish of any kind. I'm the odd (wo)man out there, though, because fish usually just ain't my thang. I'll eat sushi, I'll eat mollusks, and I really do love crustaceans, but I'm very, very picky with fish.
A few weeks ago, we had three birthdays in my family-- my mom's, my brother's, and my aunt's. I asked what they wanted to celebrate their special days, and of course they decided on Fish Tacos.
They're very predictable people.
So I decided I'd make some Blackened Fish Tacos and throw on some Avocado-Cilantro Sauce, because everything tastes better with avocado. I figured I wouldn't be a huge fan, because uhm, fish.
But I was wrong. These were some of the best tacos I've ever had! Am I allowed to say that without sounding full of myself?
Probably not, but I'll say it again anyway. This time with added emphasis.
THESE WERE SOME OF THE BEST TACOS I'VE EVER HAD.
The fish was so flavorful and spicy, but the heat was mellowed out by the slaw and creamy avocado dressing. All together it was just a ton of amazing tastes and textures, but so light and perfect for a hot summer's day spent by the pool (which, trust me, is exactly how my family spent the remainder of the day).
If you're a fish taco fan, you've got to give these a try! Even if you aren't, you might be converted to one like I was and then find yourself eating 4 of these tacos shamelessly as your family rushes to grab some before you devour them all. Or something like that.
Buuuuut before you dig in, make sure you take a photo to commemorate what will become your favorite fish taco recipe. Tag it on Instagram with #hostthetoast so I can see 'em with all the fixins!Print
Blackened Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce
- Yield: 6 1x
For the Blackened Fish:
- 1.5 lbs tilapia fillets
- 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 12 corn tortillas
For the Slaw:
- ½ red cabbage, sliced thin
- ¼ green cabbage, sliced thin
- ½ medium-sized onion, diced
- ½ cup cilantro
- Juice of 1 lime
For the Avocado-Cilantro Sauce:
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and skinned
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 jalapeno, chopped and seeded
- Salt, to taste
- In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano, onion powder, cumin, salt, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle the mixture over both sides of your tilapia fillets, and then rub the seasonings in.
- Combine all of the Avocado-Cilantro Sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until well-combined.
- Combine all of the Slaw ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Once heated, add in the tilapia (a few at a time if you can't fit them all at once). Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the outside is blackened and the fish flakes apart easily.
- Remove the fish from the heat, and if desired, warm the corn tortillas in the same skillet over medium heat, cooking for about 30 seconds on each side.
- Break up the tilapia into 2-3" pieces. Stack the tortillas in twos. Distribute the fish evenly between the 6 sets of tortillas, and top with Slaw and Avocado-Cilantro Sauce. Serve.
Blackening spices are very fragrant, so turn on your overhead fan while you cook the fish.
Millie l Add A Little says
These look SO amazing!! I LOVE tacos too and I'm especially keen on fish tacos! I love the spices you've put on them!
These are awesome! I added pickled red onion and it added an amazing sweet note, absolutely delicious (plus the ruby red purple color was pretty, too)
Can I just say that these are the most amazing fish tacos I've ever had the privilege of tasting?
Seriously people, suspend your fears and doubts about this recipe, get in your car, pick up the ingredients and make these now!
The flavors are incredible! I am allergic to dairy so I substituted mayonnaise for the sour cream, but everything else was to the letter.
Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe. 5+ stars!!!
You can use avocado cilantro lime yogurt dressing redimade also
Agreed! I add a little fresh pineapple or mango salsa to this recipe, too. Do yourself a favor and make these amazing tacos.
Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño@ says
Gorgeous! You always have such delicious, simple recipes that make me actually WANT to cook dinner! Pinned.
Aw thank you Kate, I'm glad to hear it!
Can I cook the tilapia on a George Foreman/ Griddler instead of a pan?
I've never tried it but I don't see why not!
Yes, you can use the Foreman grill, it add cool grill marks..
Your fish tacos appears to be imaginative and delicious. I would like to try it using snapper or mackerel. I hope you would let me know if it is not appropriate.
Thanks! If you give snapper or mackerel a try, please let me know how they turn out!
Hey, these were great! I know everyone likes their own thing, but all of that acid in the lime juice needs some sugar! If you add honey or any sugar to that slaw it's amazing!! Your results may vary. 🙂 Thank you very much for the recipe.
No problem Trevor! I think the sugar or honey would be a great addition to balance out the acid in the slaw. Thanks for the tip!
I made these for a get together tonight-I did add sugar to the slaw-it was perfect. I used cod for the fish- wow! I found Mexican sour cream-the avacodo sauce-wow #2!
Carrie Pacini says
They look like the best tacos ever. Wow.
Aw thank you, Carrie! They were great. Hope you have a chance to give them a try sometime!
do you think making the sauce the day before would cause it to brown at all?
Most likely. I haven't ever tried doing that, but I would think that the avocado would brown overnight. If you can possibly wait until the day of, I recommend it. If not, store in an air-tight container and leave out the salt until the next day (salt makes it oxidize quicker). I hope that helps!
Putting the avocado pit in the sauce will help keep it from browning also. Just pull it out before you serve 🙂
poure Some lime juice in the advocado sauce, it Will keep the fresh shape, and not turn Brown!!!
Wow, these look fantastic! Beautiful food styling, too. It's hard to make tacos look good! I'm mostly vegetarian but eat fish on occasion. We're opposites when it comes to seafood—I only like fish!
Thanks, Kate! I bet you could also make these really good with chickpeas instead of fish if you wanted a vegetarian version =)
Excellent recipe!!! Love the combination of spices on the fish! And the avocado sauce is to die for! Super easy, tasty and healthy! Will be making this again!
I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, Heather! Thanks for the nice comment =)
I just wanted to let you know that I had left over sauce and after refrigerating it in a sealed container it was still perfect the next day. I think the lime kept it from turning brown. Great recipe, it is now our go to for fish tacos. The sauce was also a delicious addition to a seven layer bean dip. Thanks for sharing it!
I made these this evening with swai we had in the freezer instead of tilapia. So easy, filling, and absolutely delicious! The slaw and sauce definitely added a fun and sophisticated touch. Thanks for the recipe!
Made this with some fresh caught rockfish my mom's friend brought back from a fishin trip, and they turned out so so so so good and they looked beautiful too!! Thanks 🙂 http://instagram.com/p/ri3ddjkXhd/
For the coleslaw did you leave them raw or pour hot water over them for a couple of minutes to let them cook
I left them raw, but if you prefer the coleslaw cooked, I'm sure that would be good too! =)
Thank you, trying this recipe tonight, wish me luck 🙂
i was wondering if i can use stake or ground beef for the Blackened Fish??? would it also taste good???
I wouldn't use the ground beef, but you could make steak tacos and blacken the steak!
Sooooo delish! My hubby has always said yuck when I mention fish tacos. But I convinced him to give your recipe a try since it had a lot of ingredients that I knew he liked, avocado, cilantro, jalopeno. He even made me do beef for a backup in case he didn't like it. He took one bite of the fish and was raving, said A+++ love it. Made a fish taco lover out of him. Thanks 😀
I'm so glad to hear that, Michele! =) I wish that would work with my boyfriend... he hates seafood. Sigh. Maybe one day I'll be able to convince him to give these a try! =P
Delicious!! My family said I must make this recipe again! My son wasn't very eager to give them a try but once he did he said I love this sauce!
These were delicious! I've hybridized them into a fish-burger-taco-wrap-thing and it was still delicious! 🙂
Thanks, Andreea! How did you do that? I'd love to try a different spin on these sometime!
DELISH! Just finished inhaling these but instead of flour tortillas I used a toasted italian hero. Everything was prepared to recipe and I used the Avocado - Cilantro sauce as a spread. Definitely an addition to my menu. Thank you for sharing.
These were really good. We found a great spot in North Lake Tahoe about 4 years ago that made the best fish tacos. We asked about the recipe and of course they wouldn't share. This one actually comes really close... maybe even closer if I'd had all the ingredients 😉 So, I used cod (as I think any white fleshy fish will do)... and I thought I had cumin... nope. I also didn't have cabbage but had some lettuce so although I know it's really not the same I used it for the "crisp-fresh" aspect of the taco. Everything else was by the letter. SUPER easy and very tasty. Looking forward to trying it as actually written- bet it's even better!
These look delicious and I love the sauce idea! Would try to make blackened fish the exact same way! Great pictures 🙂
I made these yesterday for Sunday lunch/dinner. I loved the seasoning on the fish!!! It was spot on and absolutely delicious. I've never made blackened fish myself before, and was surprised at how easy it was! For anyone who's also new to this: 1) don't disturb the fish once you place it in the hot oil, the seasoning can fall off the fish pretty easily. 2) Have a plate ready for your cooked fish nearby so that you don't accidentally flip the delicious fish onto the ground... Please learn from my mistake.
I wasn't really a fan of the slaw or sauce though, unfortunately. The combination of the sour cream and lime juice in the sauce just made it far too acidic/sour. (I also didn't have a full avocado and my limes might have been bigger than what you used). My suggestion would be to make the sauce as is with no lime juice, then add honey and lime juice to taste as you go. The slaw wasn't really my sort of thing, but I'm not a huge fan of raw white onions and the lime juice was overwhelming. I will absolutely be using your fish seasoning again, but next time I'll probably just garnish the fish tacos with some mango, avocado, red onion, cilantro, and a little bit of lime juice. Thanks for the great idea!
I think your salsa sounds great as well! You definitely need the full avocado for the sauce or it will taste wonky, but I'm totally on board with mango and avocado salsa to switch things up next time =)
Glad you enjoyed the fish!!
Do you recommend the corn tortillas over flour tortillas? Or is either fine?
You can use whatever type of tortillas you prefer! 🙂
Dang! These were so good, thank you for sharing your recipe! We don't do grains, so skipped the tortillas, and ate as a "bowl" over fried plantain. Even my kid who does NOT like fish, had seconds and has requested to make again 🙂
Jen Hames-Beliveau says
I didn't have a chance to make the slaw or sauce and ended up using just some basic guacamole and some chopped tomatoes mixed with cilantro. But the fish seasoning was killer - best fish tacos I've ever made. Will have to try the rest of the recipe next time. Thanks!
I'm happy to hear it, Jen!!
Amanda Gomez says
LOVE these fish tacos and the sauce!! This is my go to recipe for bomb homemade fish tacos
These were the best fish tacos I've ever had. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Can't wait to make these again!
That's awesome to hear, Tom!
i made these tonight for my family! We all have it thumbs up and goes in the "make again" file! Per another comment, I added a little fine sugar to the slaw to balance the acidity of the limes. I also just used a little bit of red onion in the slaw instead of a whole white onion. The only major problem is that I didn't make enough fish!!! Thanks for the recipe!
michelle H says
This was recipe was super easy and full of flavor! Great post. I will also try the blackened steak but use venison too! What a fun time! THANKS!
These were grand! We used Mahi Mahi since it was on hand. Made the full recipe of avocado-cilantro sauce. After two days the sauce is still bright green. Storing it in fridge with saran tight over the top! Thanks for a great low calorie recipe!
I made these last night. My husband and I loved it 🙂 Thanks so much!
Yay! Love to hear that, Sarah!
Made this last night and it was a hit! My fiancé loves seafood and I'm the one just coming around to it but we both REALLY loved these tacos.
My only question, is that supposed to say a 1/2 Cup of red cabbage and 1/4 cup of green? Because I used 1/2 and 1/4 of full cabbages and it made so much slaw that I thought I might have gotten it wrong.
Either way, great recipe! We're definitely going to be making this again.
I'm glad to hear that the recipe was a hit! As far as the cabbage goes, I used 1/2 of a red cabbage and 1/4 of a green cabbage, but it may just be that your cabbages were larger than the ones I used! The red cabbages at my local grocery store are quite small.
Susan Highland says
Got leftover avocados from Superbowl party guacamole. Have all the ingredients here except the slaw. Being from Southern California, you can not leave out lime or it's not a fish taco! Lime makes the dish! The comments about adding sugar to the lime... It's just wrong!
I hadn't thought of making an avocado creme. We usually just buy crema (Mexican cream) at the grocery, add lime juice, and that's our sauce, but since I've got avocados nice and ripe, going your way tonight!
Sending hubby to pick up some cabbage, and I'm making these tonight! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Bryan McLean says
The dish was amazing and easy. I used Mahi instead of Talipia.
Also...will you marry me so I can eat your cooking every day?
I'm glad that you liked it =) Buuuut I am not single so the best I can do is share my recipes with you, haha.
I happened upon this recipe on Pinterest and I'm SO glad I did! I made these for my boyfriend and I on the weekend and he said they're the best tacos (fish or not!) he's ever had. They are so full of flavour and so quick and easy to put together! Thanks so much! YUM
The avocado - cilantro sauce was great. I like mahi mahi over tilapia and I added finely chopped ginger to the slaw, Thanks for the recipes,
Thank you for this recipe!!! It was delicious!!! Perfection 🙂
I accidentally stumbled onto your recipe and I am so excited. They were fun to prepare and I didn't tweak a thing, other than adding a little bit of corn to the slaw. My boyfriend said, "This is the best thing you've ever cooked." I'm always cooking something fun and that was the best compliment I could've hoped or. Thank you!!
That is awesome to hear, Delila! =) Thanks for letting me know!
we just ate these, had west coast wild caught salmon
instead of talapia but everything else exact!
the blackened spice was perfect and my family
devoured the avacado sauce. would make this
dish again and again 🙂
thank you ♥️
I made this and it was INSANE!! OMG it was so delicious!! Thank you!!
Made these tonight and omg. My husband and I both agreed these were the best fish tacos we'd ever had! Thanks for this amazing recipe!
all talapia are farm raised...do you a suggestion for wild caught fish that would work here?
Easy and delicious! I added shredded green apple to my slaw. Family loved them.
Abby Larson says
Making these tonight for a big crowd! Do you think you could bake the fish or broil it so that you didn't need to play watch guard at the stove? Is the flavor dependent on the caramelization from cooking in a skillet or on a grill? Trying to adapt for a party vibe. Thanks!!
This post from 101 Cooking For Two does a great job of explaining how to make blackened tilapia in the oven!
I have made these twice now, and they are amazing! Normally I alter recipes, but I did not need to with this one!
I am a very inexperienced cook, as in, I recently learned how to make mac and cheese lol. I thought I would give this a go, as it just looked so good. It took me nearly two hours to prepare, probably because I had to keep googling things like how to cut cabbage, how to chop and seed a jalapeno, etc. However, it was worth the time and effort. I felt like I was in a restaurant when I ate this. Truly an amazing recipe, and I am not very fond of tilapia, or avocado, for that matter. I was very impressed with this, and will not hesitate to make it in the future, it was just so good. Thank you for posting this recipe.
No time to take a picture, they were putting together and eating these as fast as we could get the fish out of the fry pan! Thanks for a fantastic recipe!
Soooo amazing! I didn't have tortillas so I ate the slaw like a salad, with diced tomatoes and no onion. Substituted Greek yogurt for sour cream and served the sauce on the side of the fish. I used mahi mahi. The fish seasoning and avocado cream combo was addictive: let's just say I didn't eat much else this week and my mom is sick of hearing about how amazing this was. Can't wait to make these again, this time as the intended tacos.
This was awesome!!! So delicious and easy. Will definitely be making it again soon!
Can't wait to make these tonight! Any suggestions for side dishes that will compliment these? Let me know!
Amazing recipe omg. We just made these for dinner I add hot sauce and seasoning salt to the mix delicious. Thanks for sharing.
I've been meaning to leave a comment. These tacos are fantastic!! They have become a staple at my house, having made them several times this summer since finding the recipe on Pinterest. The whole family absolutely loves them. I really love the cilantro sauce.
I made the BLACKENED FISH TACOS WITH AVOCADO-CILANTRO SAUCE this week and we loved them! Followed the recipe to a tee. Every instruction was spot on. Flavors were delicious! We'll make these again!
Guy Harvey Magazine says
Hi Morgan, Love the recipe and the blog, posted a link to it on our website! Thank you!
In the recipe heading, the recipe calls for 3/4 cup of coriander. However, when I fully click into the recipe, there is no coriander mentioned in the ingredients or step-by-step directions. Does this recipe include coriander or no? Just want to make sure they taste as good as yours!
Hi Jen, I'm not sure if this clears up any confusion, but coriander is another word for what is more commonly called cilantro in the US. I'm not sure where you're seeing "3/4 cup of coriander" (maybe on an externally linked site?) but yes, you're going to want to use 1/2 cup in the slaw and 1/4 cup in the sauce =) Hope that helps!
These are absolutely killer!! Every piece of the recipe was perfect. I did however add more lime and a bit of jalapeno to the slaw and let it sit for a while to give it a spicy pickled flavor. My husband was very impressed and both of our eyes rolled in the back of out heads upon the first bite! Total foodgasm! Thank you so much for sharing this and I can't wait to make it again!
These look amazing!! Does anyone have some good side dish ideas for this meal?
Can we substitute the tilapia for salmon???
I've made these once (so far!) and everyone loved them. Tonight for New Year's, I'm making them into nachos using blue corn chips, a little Monterey Jack cheese, the blackened fish, and the avocado sauce (which is delicious and amazing, just like the blackening spice mix), then a little crumbled Mexican cheese. I'm sure they'll be a hit and I thank you for the wonderful recipe.
Stephanie Danielson says
Excellent recipe! This is going to be my "go to" recipe moving forward! We live in Florida where fish tacos are very popular, but according to my husband, the flavor of these tacos exceed all of the best restaurants in town!
This is hands-down the best fish taco recipe out there. I have made this recipe countless times, and always get rave reviews. I use non-fat greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and the sauce is still fantastic.
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Loved this recipe especially the sauce my husband loved the sauce, I did a baked tilapia and it was delicious!
Angie W. says
I would use just about any fish EXCEPT tilapia. Cannot do it AT ALL. But they sound tasty using any other kind of fish, preferably my fresh-caught rockfish or halibut.
Just wanted to say...these are so GOOD. Like, seriously. Greetings from a German foodie (and fish taco lover). 🙂
Not a big fan of Avocado...what can I substitute?
These were over the top delicious!!! Amazing blending of flavors. And I'm not a big fish fan either. I served with a side of Nopales salad (nopales, diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime & cotija) and it was a fabulous meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Can I use vegetable or olive oil instead of canola? Seems a bit of a waste to buy a big thing of oil for 2 tablespoons..
Either would be fine! =)
Michelle C says
I know it's been a while since you posted this recipe but I just came across your blog today. Weird because I am an avid reader and love blogs for cooking ideas and all of my household cleaners, soaps, butters, pretty much anything with products with chemicals went in the trash years ago and I make all of my own. I am from New Orleans where the Blackened fish was very first made by chef Paul Prudhome who recently passed away so we like our food spicy. I will definitely be making these. I make my version of bang bang shrimp tacos so I bet using shrimp blackened would be phenomenal also. I have access to all the fresh caught fish and seafood so Tilapia will be a no no. I don' t buy or eat farmed fish but any flakey mild white fish would work as well as the salmon I saw someone else had used. Also the Salmon should be wild caught also. Any salmon bought that is 'Atlantic' salmon is farmed and usually has color added so again wild caught from North Pacific is awesome. Also someone mentioned the white onions but they could use the red onions instead. I think those are best when eating raw but that's my opinion. Can't wait to get to the fish market to make these. Right now our crawfish season is coming to an end so we buy 40 pound bags and have crawfish boils. Once those are gone, I'll be ready for the fish!! Again, thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward finding more goodies on your blog! Laissez la bon temps roule'......Let the good times roll..
Made tonight and it was the bomb! Awesome recipe ... Added chopped garlic to the the sauce in food processor because I add garlic to almost everything . Thanks for a great recipe!!
Laura Gail says
This recipe is amazing and I wouldn't change a thing! Even my 5 & 3 year old boys love it and that's really saying something. I don't fully coat their fish fillets with the seasoning more like a light dusting but this dish is really awesome. We served it to company tonight with a side of buttered corn and they asked for the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with my family!
I'm not a fish person, but others in the family are. I think I'll do chicken and fish using this recipe...thoughts?
BEST TACOS OF MY ENTIRE LIFE. These tacos really enhance the human experience and left my entire family (and dog) speechless. Definitely making these again!
We were given some fish from a friend who's a fisherman. My husband isn't a big fish fan, so I never make it, and didn't know what to do with it. So glad I came across this recipe! My whole family loved it! Even my fish hating husband, and picky seven year old, who picked around the slaw and corn tortillas, but ate all the "chicken" 😉
Thanks for a great recipe! Will be making it monthly for Taco Tuesday!
This recipe is great! I was very impressed by the results!
I made these for dinner tonight and they are AMAZING.. I'm not a tilapia fan so I used salmon and it was so good...the avocado sour cream mixture I can just drink. Thanks for this great recipe, I'll make it to years to come.
I am so glad you enjoyed it, Rhonda! Thanks for letting me know!
LOVED THIS RECIPE!!!! thanks for sharing
WOW, these were fantastic! Thank you so much for the recipe! My husband isn't a fish fan either and he called these AMAZING! I didn't have any cabbage but found chopped raw red onion and cilantro to be enough filling and flavor paired with the small corn tortillas. I made the sauce with greek yogurt instead of sour cream and it was tasty! Next time I think I'll reduce the greek yogurt to 1/4 to 1/3 cup for more of a guacamole texture. Can't wait to make again!
These look really appealing !!! I'm going to make these for my friends for tomorrow's dinner. You think I can substitute Dory for Tilapia? Thanks for the great recipe..Will let you know how mine turned out!!!!
These were SO GOOD. Made them over the holidays with a couple of snapper fillets and they cooked up perfectly. The only thing I changed was to add a bit of sweetener to the sauce, as there was just a bit too much sour acid going on. Used the leftover slaw and sauce on breakfast tacos - YUM! Will definitely make again and again.
I just made this yesterday!! Was a success and super easy and yummy
I'm so glad to hear it, Tammy! =)
Ive made these and used my moms coldslaw recipe ,great stuff. want to print it out for a friend now
Made these with fresh black crappies that I caught ice fishing. They were great! I broiled the fish instead of frying it because they're smaller fish and I had a lot of them. Thanks for sharing! Loved the sauce.
These tacos are AMAZING! I am right there with you on the fish - I'm not a fan of anything "too fishy." I do love fish tacos, and tilapia is my go-to, subtle-fish-flavor choice. The seasonings add a great flavor, and the Avocado-Cilantro sauce is to die for!
We have made these a bunch of times because they are SOOOO good! Thank you so much for this fab recipe!
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I love this recipe and have made it several times. Using half a head of each cabbage makes for way more slaw then you will need. Also, the slaw is pretty simple but my family likes raw veggies and they like the freshness of the cabbage, and other ingredients tossed with just lime juice. For my family of 4, this is enough fish but we make extra fish for leftovers and there will be plenty of leftover sauce and slaw. If you want an extra zing, top it with pickled jalepenos!
You can make the sauce and slaw a day in advance. Our avocado sauce did not brown at all the next day when we went to make leftovers.
The only thing I would say to do different is add more than 1/2 tsp salt to the rub for the fish. It needs it in our opinion or you can leave it as is and salt it after if needed.
Made these last night. Very tasty and soooo easy! Definitely I meal on rotation for summer. I'm dairy free so I left out the avacado sauce and just used sliced avocados. I might add a chopped jalapeño to the slaw next time for extra kick.
I used cod and baked at 375 for 12-15 minutes (depending on size). I also used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Absolutely delicious dish, I've made a couple times this week. And healthy too! Only 5 -6 Weight Watchers points for 2 tacos! 5 stars for sure!
These look amazing!! How can I make the sauce dairy-free? Making these this weekend!
Sue S. says
This recipe is amazing. I didnt change a thing. I'm going to make this weekly, its so good....thank you so much for sharing!
Best tacos ever! I used plain Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream, since I didn't have sour cream. I added about 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar in the sauce. Made with halibut instead of tilapia. So amazing! Thank you hostthetoast!!!
LOVE this recipe! Have made it probably ten times at this point, and it always turns out amazingly delicious. The spices are just right, the sauce and slaw are perfect additions.
3/4 cup coriander?? Is that a misprint?
Best fish tacos I have ever had or cooked. Thank you a million times.
Made these and they were AMAZING! My boyfriend was skeptical, and his consensus after eating 4 was,”These should be in restaurants!!”
I did slightly over-blend the sauce - Make sure not to do this, as it loses some of the flavor! I ended up adding extra lime juice and cilantro and it still tasted great.
Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
Been making this recipe for a couple years-- added it to our family dinner go-to dinner recipe binder! <3 It is so yummy. Who knew fish tacos could be so flavorful and delicious without the fishy-ness. Love to substitute an avocado/lime/cilantro/honey based vegan sauce that I got from a vegan black bean taco recipe from pinterest as well for a leaner/paleo sauce. SOOOOOOO delicious. I think it makes these tacos all the more better.
Shoshanna Seruya says
Hi! I’d like to make these for a crowd, but it would need to be cooked in advance. Have you tried reheating them?
I made these last night. I was a little skeptical as I am not a big fish eater. But these tacos were absolutely amazing! They tasted just like they should have came from a restaurant! Very impressed, and we'll be making again for sure!
Simone Perich says
These were some good tacos! My husband loves heat and thought they needed a little more "zick" Not sure how to do that as they were fine for me! Maybe adding something to the slaw for him? I will make these again. Yum.
Allan Sawyer says
We are vacationing in Hawaii (Poipu, Kauai) and our neighbors just came over with 5 pounds of freshly caught mahi mahi. After reading this recipe and the comments/reviews, I'm off to the store to buy these ingredients. Blackened Fish Tacos for dinner tonight for this hungry family. Thank you!Alla
Zaki Mahmoud says
This recipe is awesome! My family especially loves the avocado cilantro sauce!! Make this together as a family and enjoy a healthy meal 🙂
How many servings is the recipe for?
I don’t normally leave reviews, but in the case I had to. Every year I go to visit friends in the Outer Banks and we always go to one of our favorite restaurants that makes spectacular fish tacos. I’ve been scouring the internet for a recipe that is similar to those tacos and I finally found it. These came out sooooooooo good. I used swordfish instead of tilapia, and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing!
While I haven't tried the fish taco recipe yet, I definitely will be! We did make the Avocado-Cilantro Sauce tonight to top our salmon cakes and it was fantastic! It made a weekday meal into a fancy guests-for-dinner meal and we devoured it! Perfection! Can't wait to try the full recipe.
I have made these now a number of times and have used shrimp too and they are spectacular every time. Brilliant
Ashley S. says
Amazing recipe!! I made these for lunch and they turned out better than I expected. Meals that are healthy and taste as good as these make me actually want to eat healthy everyday.
I will definitely be making these again (P.S. the cilantro lime sauce is even better when you add a little extra lime juice - it gives it an extra little kick).
Made theses few nights ago, but used mahi mahi instead and the we’re DELICIOUS! Fantastic recipe!!
My go to fish recipe. So easy and yummy.
Ann Baker says
FABULOUS!!! Love the spice blend on the fish. We blackened ours in a cast iron skillet on the grill. And that avocado sauce -oh em gee. Would be awesome with grilled shrimp or chicken as well. Thank you for a great recipe!
Would your recipe work with shrimp in place of Talapia? Would you alter any ingredients or cooking method for shrimp? THANK YOU! This sounds AMAZING!
What other white fish can we use? Tilapia is a scary fish at this time. Can't find wild so will only use wild fish
There's definately a great deal to find out about this subject.
I love all of the points you made.
Ohmigosh, this was SO good!!! I used haddock and didn't make the slaw cuz I not as a taco. The avocado cream was fantastic. My daughter's 17 yr old friend asked for the recipe to give her mom. So easy and so tasty!
These are the best fish tacos we've had. They're a staple!
This recipe turned out excellent. I purchased a cilantro lime salad/slaw kit.
The fish would be great on its own. Will definitely use your seasoning for chicken or other seafood.
I used this recipe because I was looking for a good blackened seasoning for tilapia. It was very good! I would save it to make it again. Next time I’d like to actually tacos out of them, but the blackened fish alone was excellent
Any suggestions of how to make with frozen tilapia as getting fresh is difficult where I live? Thanks!
I figured after years of using this recipe for fish tacos I should leave a review! I love your blackening seasoning, it’s one of our all time family favorite dinners. Thank you!