11 Fish Taco Recipes That Make Weeknight Dinners a Breeze
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.
Blackened Tilapia Tacos with Basil-Lime Mayo
Firm tilapia can stand up to the simple yet robust spice rub here. Double the basil-mayo mixture and use as a veggie dip or sandwich spread for lunch.
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.
Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos
Blackening tilapia gives it a bold flavor, which is further enhanced with cilantro, lime, and avocado in a corn tortilla.
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.
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.
Brighten up weeknight dinners with easy and flavorful Tuna-Guacamole Tacos. The guacamole is very creamy and tasty on its own--make extra.
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.
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.
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.
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.