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Blackened Fish Tacos

Staff Writer
Cindy’s Table

Blackened fish tacos have become favorites for so many and now you can find it on most menus. I love these!

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Deliver Ingredients


NOTE: if you are using any dairy then add a little dollop of sour cream on top of each taco! You can also use gluten-free wraps.


  • 1/2 - 3/4 Pound mahimahi fillets
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 Cup dry white wine
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 - 3/4 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • Romaine lettuce or other large leaves for rolling
  • Cabbage, shredded, for garnish
  • Salsa, for topping
  • 1 avocado. pitted and cut into thin slices, for topping


Pat fish dry and season with salt and pepper. In a large bowl or baking dish, combine white wine, lime juice, garlic, and cayenne. Add in fish and coat well then aside to marinate about 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove from marinade and give a little shake and lay on a plate.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat then add in oil. When oil is hot place fish skin side down in skillet. Cook until opaque and firm to touch, about 3 minutes per side.

Flake the fish or cut into small portions, squeeze one of the lime wedges over the top, and toss to coat.

To make a taco, take each piece of romaine lettuce and fill with fish, cabbage, salsa, and avocado slices.

Repeat for remaining tacos then enjoy!

Fish Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Fish Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Fish Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.