11 Fish Taco Recipes That Make Weeknight Dinners a Breeze
Fish makes for a light and flavorful taco filling that's perfect when you're short on time.
May 01, 2018
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.