I am an east coast transplant who now lives in Southern California. When I first moved here and tried Mexican food, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I ate burritos almost every day for months until my clothes didn’t fit!
If you have never made them, this fish tacos recipe is super easy!
I’ve learned to make lightened-up versions of my favorite Mexican food at home without sacrificing flavor. We love Taco Tuesday and I love to serve different types of tacos. You may also enjoy these taco recipes.
We invite friends and family over almost every weekend to hang out or watch sports and my easy-to-make, lightened-up fish taco recipe is a crowd favorite.
Now that I’m an Angelino, I have also fallen in love with our sports teams. Our family follows the Angels, the Dodgers, the Kings, the Rams, and the USC Trojans.
Fish tacos are the perfect recipe for game days. They are wildly popular in Los Angeles and they are so easy to make at home.
Some fish taco recipes use fried fish dredged in a batter (those are delicious) but you can grill, broil, or bake the fish for a lightened-up version which is just as tasty. I recommend cod, mahi-mahi, tilapia, or halibut, but any mild fish will work. Use fresh limes, hot sauce, or salsa in place of heavy sauces. The fish tacos are so tasty that they don’t need much else.
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Easy to Make Fish Tacos – Healthy Fish Taco Recipe with Cod Fillets
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
24 ounces of mild fish fillets
2 cups chopped red cabbage
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl and mix well.
Stir into the oil.
Spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray and place fish onto the pan.
Pour marinade over fish and let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Remove and broil the fish (about 4″ from the flame) for 3-5 minutes or until the fish is flaky.
Once the fish is cooked, you can place the tortillas in foil and put them in the warm oven for just a few minutes to heat them. Tortillas served warm are best for full flavor.
Drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice.
Divide the fish and place on the tortillas. Assemble the tacos with your toppings; cabbage, fresh cilantro, and hot sauce to taste.
Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas are the perfect size and softness for fish tacos. They are a pantry staple because they are so versatile.
Don’t forget the chips!
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 24 ounces of mild fish fillets
- 1 package flour tortillas
- 2 cups red cabbage , chopped
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 half fresh lime
- Hot sauce
- Tortilla chips
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl and mix well.
- Stir into the oil.
- Spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray and place fish onto the pan.
- Pour marinade over fish and let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Remove and broil the fish (about 4″ from the flame) for 3-5 minutes or until the fish is flaky.
- Once the fish is cooked, place the tortillas in foil and put them in the warm oven for just a few minutes to heat them.
- Drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice.
- Divide the fish and place on the tortillas.
- Assemble the tacos with your toppings; cabbage, fresh cilantro, and hot sauce to taste.
You may also like these grilled seafood recipes!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Those look delicious. I’m a big fish taco fan, but I’ve never found a recipe that worked for me. I have to give this one a try.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
My husband is obsessed with fish tacos, so this would be perfect to surprise him with. Thanks for the recipe.
Joely Smith says
We use Mission tortillas in our home too! Can you believe I have never had a fish taco!?
Mary Edwards says
Perfect for our Playoff party this weekend. I’m not thinking we will make it to the superbowl..but if so-we will make it there too lol!
Melissa Dixon says
That looks really yummy! We love taco night! I have never tried fish tacos though I think we should give it a go, we have a freezer full of fish!
Mimi Green says
Yummers! We eat tacos weekly, conversely, we also eat salmon weekly. lol I love the Mission brand, I just the tortillas and the nachos. Making homemade nachos is my new favorite thing.
wendy polisi says
They are so tasty and healthy! They are sure to be gobbled up on game day.
Cyn Gagen says
Those look so yummy and so healthy. I really wish I could eat them but I have a fish allergy.
Thanks for sharing this recipe! My oldest son loves fish tacos, so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe sometime.
Oh my, this is making me drool! 🙂 I bet they don’t only taste amazing, they smell so good too.