by Olena

Fish Tacos Recipe (Video)

by Olena

Easy and Healthy Fish Tacos Recipe with crispy fish, veggies and the best crema with yogurt to keep calories in check. Spicy, creamy and better than any food truck. Promise!

I have not met a human yet who doesn’t like tacos. If you don’t – you are not human. Our favorites are these fish tacos and shrimp tacos. All tacos, pretty much!

Healthy Fish Tacos

This is the best fish tacos recipe! Yes, I’m that bold.

You know, I live on the West Coast?! On Vancouver island, to be exact. So you can imagine how many tacos I have tried. Including from super-duper famous food truck in Tofino, a surfers capital of Canada, Tacofino.

And my fish tacos are better. Mine just have more flavor…

I like my fish tacos crispy, battered and fried. Just like you get at any surf and turf joint. With white sauce and ton of fresh fixings. Fish has to be spicy and flavorful enough to help the plain veggies a bit. And of course, fish taco sauce fixes everything.

I doubled the recipe and all fish tacos were gone by the morning. So, if serving a crowd, definitely double the recipe. You will be glad you did.

Ingredients for Best Fish Tacos in the World

Friends, as always my fish taco recipe ingredients are super simple. And I even give you options for a flour to use – any, friends. Anything that will make fish crispy.

  • Fish
  • Any flour or breadcrumbs
  • Simple spices
  • Cabbage, tomato, avocado and lime
  • Yogurt and mayo

Flour that will work is almond flour or almond meal, regular white or whole wheat flour, spelt flour, gluten free flour or even breadcrumbs.

Best Fish for Fish Tacos

You can use any firm white fish. I do not use tilapia because it is farmed fish. But I will not judge you. I used wild cod. You can also use halibut, bass, haddock, rockfish, mahi mahi or snapper.

Salmon or trout would be just fine too. Fish doesn’t have to flake because we cut it into small pieces. Even shrimp works. Any seafood coated in flour with delicious seasonings and fried until crispy will taste amazeballs.

Healthy Fish Taco Sauce

I call my fish taco sauce healthy because I use 75% yogurt and 25% mayo unlike any restaurant’s 100% mayo white sauce. We will not be exchanging punches today what is “healthy” and what is not. Everyone has their own version.

I just know a fish taco sauce without mayo is not a fish taco sauce. So we meet the best of both worlds in this white sauce. The end.

Just do not use 0% yogurt because sauce will lack flavour.

How to Make Fish Tacos

  1. Cut fish into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Make taco sauce and chop fixings.
  3. Dip fish into flour mixture and pan fry for 2 minutes per side.
  4. Warm up tortillas.
  5. Assemble tacos.

So easy! 25 minutes from fridge to table.

What to Serve with Fish Tacos?

Fish tacos are a complete meal. Like I said, I just double the recipe because we eat a lot. But let’s go over a bazillion of toppings possibilities:

These fish tacos are so easy to make, perfect healthy weeknight dinner! Enjoy and please let me know in comments below how you like the recipe.

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Fish Tacos Recipe

Easy and Healthy Fish Tacos Recipe with crispy fish, veggies and the best crema with yogurt to keep calories in check. Spicy, creamy and better than any food truck.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 tacos 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

Fish Tacos:

  • 1 lb any firm white fish (I used cod), cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1/2 cup any flour (I used almond flour)
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp avocado or coconut oil, for frying (or whatever you use)
  • 9 corn tortillas

Fish Taco Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 2%+ fat
  • 1/4 cup mayo (I use avocado oil)
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Fish Taco Toppings:

  • Cabbage
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Dredging for fish: In a medium bowl, add flour, taco seasoning, garlic powder, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Stir and set aside.
  2. Fish taco sauce: In a small bowl, add yogurt, mayo, lime juice, taco seasoning, cayenne and black pepper. Stir and set aside.
  3. Toppings: Chop and prepare the toppings.
  4. To cook fish: Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and swirl 1 tbsp of oil. In batches, dredge pieces of fish in flour mixture and fry for 2-3 minutes per side or until crispy and brown. Fish cooks fast, so don’t over cook. Do not overcrowd the skillet – helps to keep fish crispy. Remove onto a plate.
  5. To assemble tacos: Warm tortillas in a cast iron skillet on high heat for 10 seconds per side and pressing on with spatula. Fill each tortilla with 3-4 pieces of fish, add toppings and drizzle with sauce. Serve immediately.

Store: Refrigerate leftover cooked fish, sauce and toppings covered or in a container for up to 24 hours. Fish is most crispy right after cooking.

Make Ahead: You can chop toppings and make sauce up to 2 days in advance. Refrigerate separately. You can also mix and store in a dry place flour with spices that you will use for dredging.

Notes

You can use any firm white fish or salmon. I do not use tilapia because it is farmed fish.

Flour that will work is almond flour or almond meal, regular white or whole wheat flour, spelt flour, gluten free flour or even breadcrumbs.

Do not use 0% yogurt because sauce will lack flavour.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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