Baja Fish Tacos

When my husband and I first moved to Seattle, he went out to lunch with a coworker and had fish tacos. I had never heard of them before, but in my mind, it did NOT sound like something I wanted. I pictured a huge fillet of fish in the middle of a tortilla, covered with toppings, etc. When I think of a taco, I picture chicken or beef, not fish! One evening when my husband and I had a date night, he ordered the fish tacos. When I saw what it looked like, I must admit, I was quite intrigued. I stole a bite and fell in love. I decided that I needed to attempt to make something like that at home. The sauce is what makes or breaks these tacos, and I can say, this recipe is AMAZING!!! One of the best tacos I have ever made, or eaten at a restaurant. It was simple to make, the whole process took about 15 minutes, start to finish!!! I highly recommend these!!!



1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
4 tbsp fresh lime juice
Salt (to taste)


1 onion, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp brown sugar
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
3-4 cod fillets (tilapia or any desired fish works too)

1 tbsp oil
Corn Tortillas
Avocado, diced


Combine sauce ingredients in food processor. Process until smooth. Add salt if needed. Set sauce aside. Combine topping ingredients in small bowl, set aside. Combine seasoning ingredients together and sprinkle over fish fillets. Heat oil in a large non stick skillet, over medium high heat. Add fish to pan and cook about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked to desired texture.
Flake fish using a fork and set aside.

Warm the tortillas. To assemble, place flaked fish on bottom of tortilla, pour sauce over fish, sprinkle topping over sauce. And lastly, add some diced avocado on top. Serve!!

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AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa

Hi! Visting from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Pinned this recipe. I make fish tacos all the time and they are totally different than this so I have to try these! Following you via bloglovin’. Please visit my blog when you get a chance…