These tilapia fish tacos are similar to the type of tacos you can buy at taco trucks. Simple and full of flavor.
Blackened then pan-seared tilapia with a creamy onion and jalapeno topping.
These tacos are completely satisfy that I doubt that you’ll miss the traditional tomatoes, lettuce, or sour cream toppings on your taco.
These tilapia filets are seared to perfection in 6 minutes. That’s right, six, as in cinco (I mean seis! Mom & Dad, aren’t you proud of my Spanish skills 😉 !).
Tilapia Fish Tacos
Simple tilapia tacos blackened and topped with an onion topping similar to the way taco trucks serve fish tacos.
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream if you prefer
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup white onion, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds (4-6) tilapia fillets
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 8 corn tortillas
- Sliced Avocado (optional)
- Lime slices (optional)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 8gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g
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Prepare the fish, warm the tortillas, and assemble the tacos!
Take at least another six (seis!) minutes to eat them, won’t you?! 🙂
I love cooking Tilapia. The fish is firm and has a mild taste, which is easy to adapt to any combination of flavors.
Looking for more ways to cook tilapia? Try this Mediterranean Tilapia dish from Sandi at A New York Foodie.
Heather @ SugarDish(Me)
Pinned! OMG I love fish tacos!! I had blackened mahi tacos not long ago in Asheville and these are perfect because tilapia is so readily available (and affordable!) Simple. Delicious.
I love that little marinade you did with your onions. Very unique. Have a super weekend. Take care, BAM
Thank you, Bam! Have a wonderful weekend too 🙂
Andi @ The Weary Chef
Oh wow, I love fish tacos and these look AWESOME! I’m pinning to try soon for sure. Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks so much, Andi!