Spicy Fish Tacos!! A Super Easy Delicious Recipe!

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I have been craving tacos lately and rather than a heavy greasy beef filling, I want to have something light and fresh.  So fish tacos it is!! You can do this recipe with any firm white fish or shrimp.  I don’t want the heaviness of deep-fried or breaded fish so I baked mine with a spice and lime rub.  Serves 4, 2 tacos each.

Fish Tacos

8 corn tortillas


4 large Tilapia fillets boneless and skinless or 1 pound shrimp peeled and detailed

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1 Tbsp finely minced fresh coriander

2 Tbsps lime juice plus 1 tsp lime zest

pinch of salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

3/4 tsp cayenne pepper (add more if you want them more spicy)

Sour Cream Sauce:

1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream

1 Tbsp lime juice

2 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped

1 fresh jalapeño minced fine

1 green onion minced fine

1/2 tsp dried cumin

1/2 tsp dried ground coriander


wedges of lime for squeezing over fish

1 cup of tomato cut into thin strips

1/2 cup of cucumber cut into thin strips

1/2 cup queso fresco or feta cheese or shredded white cheese

2 cups shredded cabbage and kale slaw

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking tray with parchment paper.  Mix all ingredients together for the filling and marinate fish for 10 minutes until oven comes to temperature.  Then place the filets on the baking pan and bake for 15 minutes until fish is cooked.  Mix together sauce and let sit.  Wrap the tortillas in tinfoil and warm in oven for last 5 minutes of fish cooking.  Serve tacos with 1/2 a fish filet, some sauce, slaw, cucumbers, tomatoes and cheese.  Squeeze a little fresh lime over top and enjoy.

Hope you like this recipe for fast and easy fish tacos.  Try it out and let me know what you think.  Cheers, Michele