Fish Tacos


Fish Tacos

I asked on my Facebook page yesterday what you guys wanted to see today; Sweet or Savory.  I was shocked, but the savory won out in a landslide.  And the request was for healthy savory.  I had a different dish I was going to share, but I will save that one for later.  I almost forgot about these tacos, so I am glad you guys sent me searching through my drafts.  If you don’t follow me on Facebook, make sure you do.  We have lots of fun sharing things over there!

Fish Tacos

These fish tacos were something that my brother came up with.  My mom was putting together a cookbook for my cousins wedding, and this is one of the recipes he contributed.  My brother went to culinary school, so it is no surprise that he has some killer recipes that come out of his kitchen.  He is pretty proud of this sauce, and I have to say it is pretty darn good.  We had leftovers, and put it on chicken, used it as a sauce for quesadillas, and even put it on a sandwiches.  I wanted to mix it with chicken and use it as a filling for empanadas, but I didn’t get around to it.  Guess I will have to make it again!

Fish Tacos

I used cod fillets because that is what my store had on sale at the time.  Tilapia, Mahi Mahi, Haddock or any other mild white fish would all work really well.  So use what you can find, that is a reasonable price.  Diced avocado would also be perfect on top these fish tacos.  My 8 year old went crazy for these tacos.  He loves just about any kind of fish, but I wasn’t sure what he would think of these.  He was asking for more after the 2nd taco, so I think that is a pretty good sign they are good!  If you are looking for a side, this Healthy Mexican Rice would be perfect.


Fish Tacos

Yields 4

Grilled fish fillets in warm tortillas with a roasted pablano cream sauce

20 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound cod fillets (or other white fish)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • Pico de Gallo
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pablano Sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 pablano peppers
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 1 Tbls white wine vinegar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Cheese
  • Avocado, diced


  1. Prepare the Pico de Gallo. Mix all of the ingredients together. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat broiler or grill to medium high heat.
  3. Prepare the Pablano Sauce. Rub pablanos and onion with olive oil. Grill or place under the broiler until slightly blackened, rotating as necessary. Place the pablano peppers into a plastic bag, let sit for a few minutes. After a few minutes remove the peppers, and peal away the skin. Remove the seeds and stem, and place in a blender. Add the onion quarters and the remaining ingredients for the sauce. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. To prepare the fish, mix oil and spices into paste. Smear on cod. Grill or broil the cod for few minutes per side, until it flakes apart.
  5. Serve immediately over warm tortillas topped with pico de gallo, pablano sauce, shredded cabbage and cheese.



  1. You know, I would have voted for savory too. I like sweet, but I love savory, good-for-you foods so much more. These tacos look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing your brother’s sauce. It looks amazing.

  2. Fish tacos are my favorite, these look great!

  3. YUM! :)

  4. I must say we are in a food trend of fish tacos these days! We did a few fish taco posts this year too! Yours look delicious and you are making me crave one of those right now! Cheers and have a great weekend!

  5. I love fish tacos but we so rarely have them. I’ve gotta try these, the sauce sounds completely amazing!

  6. My family thinks I’m nuts but whenever we go out to dinner for Mexican food I always order fish tacos. I’ve never made them at home mainly because I’m the only one that likes them. Now that I have your delicious looking recipe I may have to insist they try them.

  7. i love tacos!

  8. Love me some fish tacos, these look yummy!

  9. What a nice post of fish tacos! I loved how you used cod. Cod can be really lovely if done right! We did fish tacos a few times, our last time was my favorite, we made Calamari Tacos, and they were so delicious!

  10. What a great weekday dinner – simple and delicious!!


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