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blackened tilapia baja tacos

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lynette !
Gulf Breeze, FL

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 blackened seasoning on the tilapia 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, we suggest trying these fish tacos. The tilapia has a very mild flavor. Delish!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For blackened tilapia baja tacos

  • 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

  • Jalapeno sauce and onion slices in a bowl.
    Combine the first 4 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Combine the jalapeno sauce and onion in a small bowl.
  • Cooking blackened tilapia in a skillet.
    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 the desired degree of doneness.
  • Fish, onion mixture, and avocado in the tortillas.
    Warm the tortillas according to the package directions. divide the fish, onion mixture, and avocado evenly among the tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.