Tilapia Fish Tacos: Easy to make, mildly flavored, delicious, flaky, and loaded with flavor. These tilapia fish tacos are healthy, easy, and delicious.
Guys, I am taco obsessed. I am telling you, Taco Tuesday is alive and well in our house. Wanna taco bout it? Hahahaha Me neither. Let’s just say my taco fetish means I need lots of options and variety. And these fish tacos…mmmmm. Fish tacos are usually fried fish, so you are going to love this easy, healthy version that still packs a flavor punch, but doesn’t have the added calories of frying.
Tilapia is a low cost, quickly cooking, mild tasting fish. And it is super easy to come by, at least in the US. One of the reasons I love buying Tilapia is that it is super easy to prepare, and mild enough that even my picky eaters will eat it.
(BTW: This is the taco holder I use, LOVE it)
Not all of my kids are huge on fish, I mean, they like to go fishing, and will usually eat what they catch. But when I make Salmon, or Mahi Mahi, I usually only plan on one piece for me, one for my daughter who can’t get enough of it, and one for the rest of my kids to share because they just don’t eat a lot of it.
Tilapia however, is one fish all of my kids will eat with abandon. Especially when I make tacos with it. I have found that tacos work wonders for getting my kids to eat stuff, and so this is my Tilapia fish taco recipe. It is not a battered and fried fish taco, rather cooked in a fry pan with just a bit of oil.
After cooking the filets, I just use a fork to flake them up, that way they are easy to spoon into tacos!
This recipe includes the ingredients for making Pico de Gallo, but to make life even easier, and dinner even faster, you can buy the kind they sell at the store. That way all you have to prepare is the fish, and chop up some cabbage. If you don’t want to even chop cabbage, buy a coleslaw mix. It really can’t get simpler since Tilapia takes like 5 minutes to cook.
Then assemble, squeeze on some lime, and enjoy!
Tips for Tilapia Fish Tacos:
- Season the fish well, it is a mild fish, so most of the flavor will come from the seasonings.
- Cook until it flakes easily, depending on the thickness of the filet, this is usually 2 minutes or so per side.
- Top your fish tacos with all your favorite ingredients: guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapenos, sour cream, etc.
- Crisp your taco shells on a griddle with a little butter to add crunch and texture.
Other great fish recipes:
- Sweet Tilapia Fish Tacos
- Creamy Mint Tilapia
- Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon
- Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajiatas
- Easy Greek Salmon Salad
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