Fish Tacos How to Make Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos 2

Fish tacos are so simple to make and full of flavor. We will make some pickled onion in some sweet vinegar, a sour cream and mayonnaise sauce and a cabbage slaw. We are also going to marinate the fish so that it is infused in flavor.

We will go ahead and cook the fish for these fish tacos in a skillet but you can definitely grill them. These are not battered and they are perfect.

These fish tacos have layers of great flavor. I hope you love them. I used Marlin for these but you can use any white fleshy fish such as Mahi-Mahi, Halibut, Basa or catfish.

This is what you are going to need for these delicious fish tacos:


Serves four

¼ cup sugar
½ cup cider vinegar
1 cup finely sliced red onion

Place the sugar and vinegar in a small pot and stir until the sugar dissolves. Work on medium heat. Turn off the heat once the sugar has dissolved.

Add the red onion and mix it in. Allow the onion to marinate for 30 minutes.

1 pound (500 grams) white fleshy fish such as marlin, halibut, Mahi-Mahi or catfish
Olive oil
1 medium lime — juiced
Chopped cilantro

Rinse and pat dry the fish. Slice it on the diagonal and place it in a dish. Add a drizzle of olive oil, lime juice, cilantro and salt. Toss to coat and allow marinating at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

3 large radishes – thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced green cabbage
1 TBS chopped cilantro
1 small lime

Place all the veggies in a bowl and season them with lime juice and salt. Toss them well to coat. Set aside.

¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1/8th tsp. cumin
1 TBS chopped cilantro
1 tsp. lime juice

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

8 corn tortillas

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).

Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and place them in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Heat a skillet and coat with some oil. Add fish and cook until browned. Flip and finish cooking for about five minutes or until it is flaky and cooked through.

Place two tortillas one on top of the other and spread the inside one with the sauce. Top with some of the pickled onion. Top the onion with a couple of fish strips and cabbage slaw.

Serve and enjoy!

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  • August 25, 2016


    Thank you for the recipe!

  • August 31, 2016

    mary ann allen

    Hi Nay!
    You are very welcome! Thank you for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

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