Spicy Fish Tacos

Cooking fish is a great option during the week. Not only is it healthy, but it fills me up without leaving me with that OMG I ATE TOO MUCH. I FEEL SICK feeling that I am way too familiar with. It also cooks quickly so you can prepare your fish after a long day of work and have dinner on the table in no time.

I often use fish steaks when I can which are much cheaper than fillets, but they do require some extra work if the bones have not already been removed. I learned how to do this by watching a handy YouTube video and it is a simple process even without any fancy fish knives.

While you can serve your fish with a side of vegetables or a portion of rice, remember I am still a Texan at heart — everything can (and should) be a taco.

Spicy Fish Tacos - fresh cod fish flavored with bold spices for a healthy and delicious recipe ready in under 30 minutes

The cod fish in my fish is so flavorful that after it was cooked I was eating chunks of it plain (and by hand) before reminding myself that I had to leave some to put in the tacos. I used cod fish but you can use any firm white fish for this recipe. If I could get my hands on some catfish I definitely would try this recipe with that too.

Spicy Fish Tacos - fresh cod fish flavored with bold spices for a healthy and delicious recipe ready in under 30 minutes

You’ll often find fish tacos topped with a pile of slaw or a layer of thick sauce but once I tasted how fresh and delicious the cod fish was, I couldn’t bring myself to hide the flavors underneath layers of toppings. I kept mine simple — soft tortilla + heaping bed of fish + drizzle of salsa + squeeze of lime = perfect spicy fish tacos. Even Peter didn’t fight me when he asked if there was any cheese for the tacos.

No. None.

Spicy Fish Tacos - fresh cod fish flavored with bold spices for a healthy and delicious recipe ready in under 30 minutes

These babies don’t need them. Of course I won’t hold it against you if cheese is a must or if you prefer the crunch of some slaw or cabbage. But if you want to keep things simple for yourself, you can have a scrumptious and fresh meal in no time at all.

Spicy Fish Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Spicy Fish Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 lb cod (or any other firm, white fish)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • tortillas
  • toppings - salsa, hot sauce, lime juice, jalapenos

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix spices
  2. Sprinkle evenly over cod, coating fish completely
  3. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes
  4. Heat a large pan with a layer of oil over medium heat
  5. Add cod pieces to pan, cook for 3-5 min (5 min for a 1inch thick piece of fish)
  6. Flip and cook for another 3-5 min
  7. Remove fish from heat and roughly chop
  8. Fill tortilla with fish and your choice of toppings
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Spicy Fish Tacos - fresh cod fish flavored with bold spices for a healthy and delicious recipe ready in under 30 minutes

  • Pretty obsessed with tacos of all kinds (who isn’t in Texas) and these look amazing!

    x,
    Esther
    The Cuteness