These Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa are everything you would want in a taco. They’re spicy, full of flavor, an amazing mango and avocado salsa, totally delish!
As soon as the warm weather hits, hubs and I become total taco people. We would be extremely happy if all we ate all summer were tacos, any kind of tacos. So don’t be surprised if you’ll see more taco recipes from me this summer. But my all time favorite tacos are fish tacos. I can’t remember when I had my first fish taco, but it was a few years ago and I just remember falling in love with them, and pretty much every time we go to a restaurant and I spot fish tacos on the menu, that’s what I’ll get.
But now I’m in my element. I have lots of people to cook for, the guys working on our back yard for those who haven’t read my previous post, and I’ve been cooking for them every day. Yesterday I made them a huge balsamic strawberry, chicken and bacon pizza which was to die for! Let’s just say they were in love and ate the whole thing, I have a feeling they’ll never leave again. It’s fine with me, I can come with all sort of projects for them.
Today however I decided to make fish tacos, I figured I’ll give them something healthier besides, cookies, cake pops and pizzas. But these fish tacos are not your ordinary mundane tacos.
I actually made these with tilapia before, but now I used cod, so any white fish works. But they are seasoned with an incredible spicy rub with cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper, so you know it’s going to be spicy.
The fish on its own could make an awesome meal along a nice salad. It’s totally delicious, flaky and spicy, YUM! However, I love my salsa, sweet and spicy, made with mangos and avocados, tomatoes and lots of jalapenos. So good. Then I topped it off with a cilantro lime yogurt crema, to die for! And if you can stand the heat, throw in some more jalapeno slices and squeeze a bit more lime over them and that’s all, you will be in heaven!
As you can see I made lots of fish tacos to feed the crew, but the recipe below is only for 6 tacos. Now go make these for your loved one and most importantly for yourself.
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Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
- 1 pound tilapia or cod fillets
- 6 medium flour tortillas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
For spice rub
For Mango and Avocado Salsa
- 1 mango peeled and chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
- 1 avocado chopped
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
- juice from 2 limes
- salt and pepper to taste
For Cilantro Lime Crema
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 3 cilantro sprigs
- juice from 1 lime
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all the ingredients for the spice rub together and rub over the fish fillets.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and fry the fish fillets on both sides until it starts to get golden brown, about 3 or 4 min per side. When done, shred with 2 forks.
- In a large bowl mix all the ingredients for the salsa together.
- In a blender add all the crema ingredients and pulse a couple times until smooth.
- To assemble fill each tortilla with fish flakes, followed by salsa and then crema. Squeeze more lime juice over tacos if preferred.