The Best Fish Tacos

Not going to lie, this takes a bit of time if you want the fish to taste well-seasoned. I suggest marinating the fish in the morning as well as making the mango salsa and corn as early in the day as possible. Then when it’s about one hour before you want to serve, you can take everything out and start the cooking process. And honestly, this is probably one of my most favorite things to eat like EVER.

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As far as the fish goes, try using mahi mahi, ono or opah. Red snapper and cod work OK as does halibut but I find the first three work best when it comes to holding onto the marinade. Now, with that being said, I prefer uncoated, light fish over deep fried, but I have made this with frozen, battered cod and it’s equally as delicious. Especially if you cook it in an air fryer. Regardless, this is a delicious dish no matter how you decide to cook your seafood. Enjoy!

Fish Tacos

PREP TIME: 1-2 hours | COOK TIME: 30 minutes

  • 2 lbs fish or shrimp
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup tequila
  • Plant-based butter for sauteing
  • 1 corn on the cob, cooked and shaved
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 2 tomatillos, chopped
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ red cabbage, cut thin strips
  • White corn tortillas or whatever kind you prefer

Cut limes and juice, reserving the rinds. Combine juice from one lime, coriander, cumin, red pepper flakes and tequila into a bowl, add fish and coat well. Let marinade in the fridge for at least an hour. Saute corn in a little butter until lightly browned, set aside. Combine mango, tomatillo, tomato, avocado, black beans, cilantro, juice from 1 lime and set aside. When ready to cook the fish, melt 2-3 TBS butter over medium-high heat, then add the lime rind pressing the flesh into the melted butter until it sizzles, about 90 seconds. Add fish and the marinade and saute until it’s browned, depending on thickness should be 4-5 minutes a side. When ready to serve, place fish into warmed tortillas, add some cabbage and spoon the mango salsa and corn over the top. I also use Herdez guacamole salsa and depending on how hungry people are, we will make cilantro, lime rice to accompany the tacos, but really, it’s not needed. Enjoy!

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