Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce!

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

Our all-time favorite fish tacos recipe! These are loaded with fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned plump fish. Don’t skip the best fish taco sauce – a garlic lime crema that you will want it on all your tacos! This is our go-to recipe for family get togethers and company because it comes together quickly and it always gets rave reviews. These fish tacos are so flavorful and satisfying but you will feel good and light at the end of the meal.

This recipe is party sized and can be scaled down to feed a smaller crowd. It was developed by my brother-in-law, Slavik and it has been adopted by pretty much everyone in our family. I have had so many requests to publish the recipe so here it is! It’s an easy, excellent fish tacos recipe. Thank you Slavik for sharing your awesome fish tacos with us. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to ever get tired of this recipe.

Seriously though, be generous with that fish taco sauce! The sauce recipe was adapted from Kaylee on All Recipes. We simply doubled it because there never seems to be enough of the sauce ;).

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Fish Tacos:

24 small white corn tortillas
1 1/2 to 2 lb tilapia
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp black pepper
Olive oil
1 Tbsp Butter

Fish Taco Toppings:

1/2 small purple cabbage,
2 medium avocado, sliced
2 roma tomatoes, diced (optional)
1/2 diced red onion,
1/2 bunch Cilantro, longer stems removed
4 oz (1 cup) Cotija cheese, grated*
1 lime cut into 8 wedges to serve

*Cotija cheese is a Mexican cheese that crumbles when you grate it; similar to feta but much milder in flavor and not nearly as salty. It is inexpensive and found in the refrigerated cheese section of the grocery store. 

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Best Fish Taco Sauce:

1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Mayo
2 Tbsp lime juice (from 1 medium lime)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste

How to Make Fish Tacos:

1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner. In a small dish, stir together seasonings: 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper and evenly sprinkle the seasoning mix over both sides of tilapia.

2. Lightly drizzle fish with olive oil and top each piece with a dot of butter. Baked at 375˚F for 20-25 min. If you want it to get a little browned around the edges, you can broil for 3-5 minutes at the end if desired.

3. Combine all the Taco sauce ingredients: 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup Mayo, 2 Tbsp lime juice (from 1 medium lime), 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste  in a medium bowl or a large measuring cup and whisk together until well blended. It’s really fun and feels like dining out to serve the sauce in a squeeze bottle like this one.

4. To serve the tacos, toast quickly toast the corn tortillas on a large dry skillet or griddle over medium/high heat.

5. To assemble: start with the fish then add remaining ingredients finishing off with a generous sprinkle of cotija cheese and finally that awesome taco sauce! Serve with a fresh lime wedge to squeeze extra lime juice over tacos.

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

Mmmm so much sauce! I’m so crazy about this taco sauce. Seriously the best!

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

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Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce!

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Our all-time favorite fish tacos recipe! These are loaded with fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned plump fish. Don't skip the best fish taco sauce - an irresistible garlic lime crema.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $20-$25
Serving: 24 tacos (serves 8)

Ingredients

Fish Taco Ingredients:

  • 24 small white corn tortillas
  • 1½ to 2 lb tilapia
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter

Fish Taco Toppings:

  • ½ small purple cabbage,
  • 2 medium avocado, sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced (optional)
  • ½ diced red onion,
  • ½ bunch Cilantro, longer stems removed
  • 4 oz (1 cup) Cotija cheese, grated
  • 1 lime cut into 8 wedges to serve

Fish Taco Sauce Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice (from 1 medium lime)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Line large baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner. In a small dish, combine seasonings: ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper and evenly sprinkle seasoning mix over both sides of tilapia.
  2. Lightly drizzle fish with olive oil and dot each piece with butter. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min. To brown edges, broil for 3-5 minutes at the end if desired.
  3. Combine all Taco sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended.
  4. To serve the tacos, toast quickly toast the corn tortillas on a large dry skillet or griddle over medium/high heat.
  5. To assemble: start with pieces of fish then add remaining ingredients finishing with a generous sprinkle of cotija cheese and finally that awesome taco sauce! Serve with a fresh lime wedge to squeeze over tacos.

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Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

I’m so tempted to make these again for dinner tonight. I will never stop loving this recipe! I hope you all love it as much as we do.

Our go-to fish tacos recipe for entertaining! Easy, excellent fish tacos with the best fish taco sauce; an irresistible lime crema! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Phyllis Sliss
    August 17, 2017

    I have read several negative reviews on eating tilapia so I felt this was not a good choice of fish for this recipe. Cod, halibut or other white fish would be better.. Viktorya had it nailed on texture and taste of tilapia though I know many people like it just fine. I’m going with the health warnings and use another type of fish. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2017

      Hi Phyllis, you can definitely use a different kind of fish. I think salmon or even shrimp would work well also. Reply

  • Victoria Korin
    August 11, 2017

    A big thank you from Korin’s family – kids and parents. Everybody loved it and it’s a keeper. My husband asked me – Why didn’t you make it before? I will from now on.
    Victoria Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2017

      That is awesome!! I’m so happy to hear that 🙂 Reply

  • Inga
    August 10, 2017

    I wasn’t a fan of tacos until last night. I made these because my husband loves tacos, and these were delicious! Can we say “awesome sauce?” I had to have another helping at 9 p.m. as a snack. The sauce gives the tacos a fresh and scrumptious kick. Side note, when I watch your videos, my two year old daughter says, “O! eto “tashinka.” Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      LOL, that’s awesome! I’m glad to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for following and sharing your wonderful review Inga! Reply

  • Debora Palmer
    August 9, 2017

    Natasha, I’m a new fan of yours. These fish tacos were super easy and so delicious!!! My entire family loved them!
    I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      Hello Debora! I’m glad to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Tania
    August 9, 2017

    Another great recipe. Came together quick. No more then 30 minutes. I didnt count on my kids liking it. The ingredient list didn’t look kid friendly to me. But they gobled them up and asked for seconds. Overall great dinner idea for the summer. Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      You’re welcome Tania! I’m glad to hear how much your family loves the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • I remember trying these tacos at the church camp last year. They are sooo good! Thank you so much Natasha, for sharing this recipe, now I can’t wait to make them!!!:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2017

      My pleasure! I’m glad you like them! 🙂 Reply

  • Oksana
    August 7, 2017

    I made it today for dinner and everyone loved it. It was so delicious. The sauce made a huge difference. Will do it again soon. Thanks for sharing Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2017

      You’re welcome Oksana! I’m glad to hear everyone enjoys the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Viktorya
    August 7, 2017

    Hi Natasha! I’m personally not a fan of tilapia due to texture and taste. What other fish can I substitute for this recipe which would provide a similar result? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 7, 2017

      Most white fish would work fine or even salmon or shrimp 🙂 Reply

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