Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

Lynette !


A healthier fish taco using blackened rather than using fried fish!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you like fish tacos with a little kick you will love these! The seasoning on the fish is great. But the sour cream/jalapeno sauce on top is fabulous and makes the taco. The sour cream is what holds the fresh sauce together. Even if you're not a fan of fish, I'd give these a try. The tilapia has a very mild flavor. Delish! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 7 votes

20 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1/4 c
    sour cream, reduced fat
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 c
    white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground red pepper
  • 4
    tilapia fillets, 6 oz each
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 8
    6 inch corn tortillas
  • 1/2
    ripe avocado, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 4
    lime wedges

How to Make Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Combine the jalapeno sauce and onion in a small bowl.
  2. Combine the paprika and the next 6 ingredients (through ground red pepper), sprinkle evenly over the fish. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  3. Warn the tortillas according to the package directions. divide the fish, onion mixture, and avocado evenly among the tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.

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About Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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