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Family Favorite Fish Tacos

Favorite Fish Tacos, with Lime-Cilantro Crema
Course lunch/dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Author www.monicaswanson.com


  • INGREDIENTS: recipe to serve four---Our family needs about one and a half of this :.)
  • TACOS:
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 pound fresh fish fillets. We usually use Ahi, or Mahi Mahi, but red snapper or other flakey white fish would be great.
  • cooking spray
  • 8 to rtillas of choice
  • *toppings:
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 to matoes finely chopped
  • 1 avocado finely chopped
  • CREMA: recipe makes plenty, no need to double.
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise can substitute with plain or greek yogurt.
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or 1 tablespoon dried cilantro.
  • 1/2 tsp. dill
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground chili pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Juice of one medium lime or lemon.
  • 1 tsp grated lime or lemon rind.


  2. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. To prepare crema, combine all ingredients well in a medium bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. To prepare tacos, cut fish fillets into bite-sized pieces. Place them on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking oil.
  5. Combine cumin and next four ingredients in a small bowl. Then sprinkle fish with spice mixture and use a spatula to spread it evenly around all sides of fish pieces.
  6. Bake fish at 425 degrees for 9 minutes, or until fish flakes easily, but is not tough. (check it early.) Stir fish to spread the spices even more evenly.
  7. (Heat tortillas as desired.)
  8. Divide fish evenly among tortillas. Top each with cabbage, cheese, avocado, and creme.
  9. ENJOY!