12 Fish Taco Recipes

Quick-cooking fish makes for a light and flavorful taco filling that's perfect for weeknights or entertaining.

Sautéed Tilapia Tacos with Grilled Peppers and Onion Recipe

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Sautéed Tilapia Tacos with Grilled Peppers and Onion

Fish tacos are a reliable choice for a dinner that will please, whether it is for your family or entertaining a crowd. We've rounded up some of our favorite fish taco recipes. All use a variety of flavors to bring life to different types of fish. Remember, you can always substitute your favorite fish for the one our recipe calls for if you prefer to do so.

First, we'll start with Sautéed Tilapia Tacos with Grilled Peppers and Onion. These quick and easy fish tacos combine simple ingredients with flavorful results. Serve with a side of black beans for a great weeknight meal.

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Fish Tacos Recipe

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Fish Tacos

These simple fish tacos feature flaked Margarita Grouper Fillets topped with your favorite taco garnishes, including chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeño peppers, bell peppers, cilantro, and a homemade vinaigrette dressing.

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Chimichurri Halibut Tacos Recipe

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Chimichurri Halibut Tacos

Make these fish tacos a sustainable choice by opting for wild-caught Alaskan halibut. If not available, choose another U.S. or Canadian wild-caught Pacific halibut, or substitute striped bass or U.S. line-caught cod.

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Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos Recipe

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Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

Blackening tilapia gives it a bold flavor, which is further enhanced with cilantro, lime, and avocado in a corn tortilla.

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Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa Verde Recipe

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Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa Verde

With mango and peppers, the fresh salsa brings both heat and sweet flavors to the tilapia. It's ready quickly and pairs well with a side of black beans with cilantro and lime.

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Tuna-Guacamole Tacos Recipe

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Tuna-Guacamole Tacos

Brighten up weeknight dinners with easy and flavorful Tuna-Guacamole Tacos. The guacamole is very creamy and tasty on its own--make extra.

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Baja Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

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Baja Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

A light batter gives the fish a crispy crunch, topped off perfectly by the mango salsa. It's a great dish to serve to guests, or just as a weeknight meal. Light coleslaw, shredded cabbage, and pico de gallo round out the plate.

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Mahimahi BLT Recipe

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Mahimahi BLT

If you're looking for a different mahimahi taco, this one's for you. The bacon in the recipe gives a certain smokiness that you typically don't find in mahimahi.

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Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema Recipe

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Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

Cumin, coriander, and paprika lend these fish tacos a delightfully warm, smoky flavor. They're the perfect foundation for the zippy sour cream sauce. For an appealing variation, substitute peeled medium shrimp for the snapper or romaine in place of cabbage.

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Shrimp Tacos Recipe

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Shrimp Tacos

Boil shrimp with ground red pepper, black peppercorns, and lime-wedges to add authentic Mexican flavor to these tacos. Shredded rotisserie chicken or flaked, cooked fish also works well in these tacos.

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Tilapia Tacos with Peach Relish Recipe

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Tilapia Tacos with Peach Relish

Oven-fried fillets with a crisp panko crust are the calling card of these fish tacos, and a spicy-sweet peach salsa seals the deal. Substitute shrimp or other types of fish in this easy, breezy favorite.

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Fish Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

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Fish Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

Tilapia is a sustainable freshwater fish that's widely available and offers mild flavor. You can use a more assertively flavored fish, such as mackerel, if you prefer.

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