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Easy Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos
Jessica Chou

Fish Tacos

These tacos, with crispy fried white fish and fresh avocado, are perfect for warm weather. It's the perfect weeknight meal after a busy day at work. Pop open a cerveza, pass around some chips and salsa, and kick back and relax.

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For the fish

  • 3/4 tilapia, or other white fish
  • 1 sweet paprika
  • 1 ground cayenne
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 beaten egg
  • 1/4 flour
  • 3/4 panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cooking oil

For the tacos

  • 6 tortillas
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of salsa
  • 1/4 chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • sour cream, to taste
  • chopped lettuce (optional)
  • 1 lemon, or lime


For the fish

Cut the tilapia into 1-inch, bite-sized pieces.

Mix with the paprika, cayenne, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Marinate for 15 minutes.

Add the fish to the egg, coating the fish pieces. Toss in the flour, then the panko breadcrumbs to coat.

Heat a frying pan and add cooking oil to cover the base. Fry the fish for about 2-3 minutes, until cooked through.

For the tacos

Toast the tortillas (or heat in a frying pan with a touch of butter).

Pile on the fish pieces, avocado, salsa, cilantro, onions, sour cream, lettuce, if using, and a squeeze of lime, to taste.