Have you tried fish tacos yet? They’re a perfect way to shake up your Taco Night. They can be ready to eat in a half hour or less, and they can be made with a seemingly endless variety of salsas and other toppings.
Still afraid that your fish won’t turn out? Don’t be. There is an easier way to cook fish that is nearly foolproof. Quickly broiling fish in an oven, rather than agitating it in a frying pan, yields juicy results, and keeps the flaky pieces of fish from falling apart (cooking it in an oven also prevents lingering fish odors).
In this recipe, we paired succulent bites of whitefish with crunchy cabbage and a sweet and spicy mango and avocado salsa (that might become your new favorite topping for everything). All you need to do is pop the fish into the oven and chop a few ingredients for the salsa while it bakes. If you’re handy with a barbecue or have a grill pan, you can also grill the fish.
For a low-carb version of this recipe, replace the corn tortillas with lettuce leaves, or serve the fish with mango avocado salsa alongside your favorite steamed veggies.
Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Fresh Mango Avocado Salsa
Total Time: 30 min.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Yield: 4 servings, 1 taco each
½ medium mango, chopped
¼ medium red onion, finely chopped
½ medium avocado, chopped
½ medium jalapeno pepper, seeds and veins removed, chopped
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 lb. raw whitefish (or tilapia, or cod, or mahi mahi), washed, patted dry
4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warm
1 cup shredded red cabbage
4 lime wedges (for garnish; optional)
1. Preheat grill or broiler on high.
2. To make mango avocado salsa, combine mango, onion, avocado, jalapeno, cilantro, ¼ tsp. salt, and lime juice in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend. Set aside.
3. Season fish with remaining ¼ tsp. salt.
4. Grill or broil fish for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
5. Evenly top tortillas with fish, cabbage, and salsa. Serve with lime wedges.