While tacos were originally made with simple ingredients like beans, cheese, and vegetables, they have evolved over time to include a wide variety of meats, seafood, and sauces. One popular variation is the fish taco, which has become a staple in street food culture in Southern California and beyond.
In recent years, fish tacos have gained popularity not just for their delicious taste but also for their health benefits. Fish is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain health, heart health, and reducing inflammation in the body. By using white fish, like tilapia or cod, in this recipe, you'll be getting a healthy dose of nutrients without sacrificing flavor.
This recipe is a great way to try fish tacos for the first time or to mix up your Taco Tuesday routine. The combination of crispy fish, sautéed bell peppers, onions, and tangy sauce creates a perfect blend of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds craving more. Plus, it's easy to make and perfect for a casual dinner or party.
Quick and easy
Give this fish taco recipe a try and experience the health benefits and deliciousness of this popular street food dish.
1 lb of white fish (such as tilapia or cod) filleted and cut into bite-size pieces
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
8 -10 taco shells
1/2 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
2 tbsp of hot sauce
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
For the sauce
Preheat your oven to 375°F
In a mixing bowl, combine the fish, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Mix well
Heat some cooking oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the fish to the pan and cook until golden brown and fully cooked
In a separate pan, sauté the sliced bell peppers and onions until they're soft and fragrant
To make the sauce, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well
Warm up your taco shells in the oven for 5 minutes
Add fish, bell pepper, onion mixture, and chopped cilantro to each taco shell to assemble the tacos. Drizzle with the sauce and top with extra cilantro
For some fun, arrange the toppings in a tic-tac-toe pattern!
This fish taco recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It's easy to make, full of flavor, and perfect for a casual dinner or party. Serve with some chips and guacamole on the side and of course a cheeky tequila, and you're ready to go!