If you haven’t tried these spicy fish tacos you’re missing out.
In all seriousness, when you make them right, they can be SO delicious and can make a perfect summer meal. And best of they’re ready in about 20 little minutes.
They’re easy to put together, and they’re made with baked fish instead of fried, which makes for a super healthy fish taco recipe!
Any type of seafood is a treat in my book. Especially after discovering I loved fish tacos about a year ago when I went to an obscure little restaurant a city over that my friend really loved.
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I absolutely fell in love with how fresh their fish was, and how it tasted with the slaw and the sauce they drizzled on top. So I thought I had to try and make my own.
The tacos aren’t only spicy but sweet and bursting with different flavors that come together beautifully in your mouth.
If it sounds like I’m writing a poem about fish tacos, well, they’re just that good.
But you can’t take my word for it. Try them out yourself!
Spicy Fish Tacos
One of the cool things about fish tacos is that you can garnish them with pretty much anything you like and try experimenting with different mixes of flavors.
Fish tacos and slaw is the usual fish taco recipe but don’t let this discourage you from trying other pairings that you might like better.
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One of my favorite things about these tacos is the avocado sauce and the pineapple slaw. It makes for a really tropical and yummy mix with a sweet and salty combo.
Garnishing with tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos add tons of awesome flavor and spice.
Now that I think about it, I’ll probably want to create calamari recipes and shrimp taco recipes to go along with this fish taco recipe (which a lot of people liken to the Baja fish tacos recipe). Who knows, maybe I’ll add a whole seafood recipe section since I love seafood so much.
And there are all kinds of ways to make it, including healthier recipes that you can use to meal prep.
When you cook your fish, once your filets are baked you can go ahead and break them apart with a fork.
I usually like making my fish tacos with tilapia, but it’s really up to you how you make them. I’ve found even flounder can work great with spicy fish tacos.
And that’s the awesome thing about the kitchen, you can always reinvent things and make them your own. And the treat at the end of all your hard work is that you get to eat your masterpiece.
Though at first it might look complicated, the pineapple slaw is very easy to make.
No need for anything too fancy, all the ingredients that go into the slaw are:
- green onion
- and spices
Scroll below to print out the complete recipe!
Other recipes on the blog that are equally delicious:
Fish Tacos With Slaw And Pineapple Dressing
Spicy Fish Tacos
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp oil
- 6 tilapia filets, rinsed and patted dry
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Cover a baking pan with parchment paper
- Lay the tilapia on the baking pan
- In a small bowl, mix the seasonings together (not the oil)
- Sprinkle the seasonings over the fish
- Drizzle the oil on top
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until flaky
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 cups shredded red cabbage
- 3/4 cup chopped canned pineapple
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 cup sliced green onions
- 1/4 cup mashed avocado
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt