fish tacos

September 12, 2013

prep time: 20 minutes      total time: 30 minutes     makes 4 servings

3/4 lb. firm white fish (tilapia, cod, mahi mahi, etc.)
1/2 lime
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 T olive oil
6-8 soft corn tortillas
optional toppings: sliced avocado, cheese, corn, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, green onions


  1. place the fish in a baking dish. in a small bowl, combine the garlic, cumin, chili powder, and 1 T of olive oil and squeeze lime half in. season with salt and pepper. stir and pour over the fish, making sure to evenly coat it. refrigerate and let marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. warm the tortillas. place individual tortilla on a plate, place a dampened paper towel over it, and heat it for 5-7 seconds in the microwave. do the same with the others.
  3. next, take fish out from refrigerator and cook on medium over the stove in a pan. cook for about 7-10 minutes.
  4. scoop fish out on a plate and break it up into smaller pieces, so it’s easier to be served and divided up into tacos.
  5. create your fish tacos by adding topics of your choice !


SO easy to make ! if i had known earlier how simple this recipe was, i would’ve made this a loooong time ago. the marinade for the fish was really great. the fish smelled and tasted so deliciously. i used tilapia and it ended up being quite tender.

i used leftover salad as a topping. we also used corn, hot salsa, green onions, and cheese. we didn’t use sour cream because the hubby’s not a fan. i liked the corn on there because it gave it some sweetness and texture. i didn’t want to mask the fish, so i didn’t pile the toppings on.

i will definitely be using this recipe again because 1) it’s SO easy to throw together and 2) it was a big hit with the hubby 🙂

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