Cinco de Mayo Fish Tacos

by jerseygirl on May 5, 2009 · 21 comments

Happy Cinco de Mayo! You have to have tacos tonight, right? Although I wanted some Mexican, the husband and I wanted to eat light and healthy. These fish tacos fit the bill. Don’t be fooled by the picture which you might think is a tostada. I took the picture before I folded the taco in half. I love to fill my tacos with healthy ingredients. So first I made some cole slaw. I took a bag of slaw mix and added some red wine vinegar and a spoon of sugar.

Then I made my blackened fish. I sprinkled some steak seasoning and chili powder on some nice filets of tilapia. Or you could use your favorite cajun fish seasoning.

Drizzle some olive oil in a large frying pan and sear the fish for a few minutes on each side. Doesn’t the fish look great?

Now gather up your favorite toppings. I like mashed avocado, sour cream, salsa and cheddar cheese. Heat some corn tortillas, pile on the slaw, fish and toppings. Fold your taco and try to eat it without it dribbling down your face. Enjoy and don’t forget to wash it down with a margarita!

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Heather May 5, 2009 at 10:53 pm

yummy 🙂 they sound delicious!!

Donna-FFW May 5, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Lisa. These sound like the ultimate cinco de mayo dinner. Yes, Margaritas would be a necessity.

Pam May 6, 2009 at 12:20 am

I love fish tacos! The perfect food for Cinco de Mayo.

Debbie May 6, 2009 at 7:11 am

Those look delicious. We had Mexican also…you just have to on Cinco de Mayo!

Jeena May 6, 2009 at 7:51 am

I would love to tuck into this Lisa!!! It sounds realy tasty…..I would probably drip some down my chin. 😀

Erica May 6, 2009 at 7:52 am

AH! Looks so good. I love vinegar based slaw mixtures. So yummy! Happy Cinco de Mayo (a day late)- great job making it lighter

kat May 6, 2009 at 9:38 am

We both were thinking fish for Cinco de Mayo. Matt loves fish tacos but I wonder if I could get him away from the fried fish, this is so much healthier

Bunny May 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

I’ve never made fish tacos, I have to try this.

Mary May 6, 2009 at 10:48 am

Boy, these look good. I’m a big fan of fish tacos. I love your lightened version.

That Girl May 6, 2009 at 11:08 am

We had all these brilliant plans for Cinco de Mayo, but then when push came to shove surfing took precedence and we ended up having soup and doing nothing to celebrate.

Jeff May 6, 2009 at 11:32 am

Last year I was in San Diego for a couple weeks and I lived on fish tacos. Such a beautiful thing and I always forget they can be made at home even in a boring land locked state.

Allie May 6, 2009 at 11:51 am

I like your idea of adding slaw instead of regular lettuce. I can’t wait to try it!

oneshotbeyond May 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm

fish tacos are great!!! You are making me rethink what I’m having for lunch today.

HoneyB May 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Can you believe I have never had a fish taco? I really need to get with it!

Annie May 6, 2009 at 7:51 pm

These look great any day of the month!

melissa May 6, 2009 at 8:08 pm

The fish does look great! My favorite taco filling. Been thinking about making them again soon. Hope you had a lovely evening, Lisa.

Stacey Snacks May 6, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Can you believe I have never had a fish taco before?
I hear so much about them when in California, but never tried one!
Happy 5th of May! (even though I am posting a comment on the 6th!).

Katrina May 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Ooh, I LOVE fish tacos, love them! Now I’m having a craving.

Chef E May 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Now I want this! I am going to Texas in a month, so I am saving up my Tex-Mex hunger for that trip! Love fish tacos…

Caitlin May 13, 2009 at 11:36 am

these look so good!

beach houses May 27, 2009 at 1:32 am

tacos.. its my favorite..

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