Fish taco is one of the best kinds of tacos you’ll ever try. Tacos are usually filled with rich filling like pulled pork and beans. Fish taco is the total opposite. It is filled with white fish that is deep-fried with a nice light batter until golden brown. It is typically wrapped in a corn tortilla with a little bit of cabbage, a drizzle of sour cream and a pinch of lime juice.
We are salivating just typing all of this down. Fish tacos gained popularity in Baja, California. There’s not doubt that fish tacos have been going around the shores of Mexico for ages but this popularized version made its way to the hearts of the people globally. There’s no taqueria without the Baja fish taco.
The typical fish taco is also usually served with mango salsa. Mango salsa is a delicious kind of mango relish that is sweet, sour and savory all at the same time. Mango salsa is a good addition to this delicate taco because it complements all the flavors together.
What is the difference between fish taco seasoning mix and regular taco seasoning mix?
There’s definitely a difference between the two because fish requires less seasoning than other proteins.
Regular taco seasoning contains more spices and herbs to complement the richness of the meat. Fish tacos do without some of these spices and herbs as not to overpower anything about the fish. Here is a rough estimate of the components of each.
Regular Taco Seasoning:
- Chili Powder, ground cumin, paprika, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper, kosher salt
Fish Taco Seasoning:
- Ground cumin, smoke paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt
What vegetables go well with fish tacos?
Fish tacos usually go well with lettuce greens or cabbage. A fresh, plump kind of leafy vegetables goes perfectly well with fish tacos. This kind of vegetables absorbs and neutralizes the flavors of the taco seasoning.
Fish tacos are typically served with red or green cabbage, and lettuce greens.
Tilapia fillets are a good kind of white meat fish to have for fish tacos. Its tasty meat goes very well with our fish tacos seasoning.
Cumin is one of those distinctively Mexican flavors that we love to have. It’s in tacos, chili and stews. Cumin is an exotic yet comforting flavor note in fish tacos.
Paprika is present in the seasoning to give that smoky flavor to the seasoning. Used smoked paprika powder for more depth.
Avocado is always a delicious addition to tacos and salads! This meaty fruit counterbalances the flavors of the dish.
- Mixed Salad Greens
This is the vegetable of our choice for fish tacos. It’s refreshing and easy to eat.
- Tortilla Wrap
You can use whichever kind of tortilla wrapper you want. The typical options are corn and flour tortilla.
The best mangoes are from Southeast Asia. If you can’t find those, it’s totally okay. We’re just saying.
- Red Onion
Red onion adds zing to the mango salsa. Without the presence of red onion in mango salsa, it’s simply not a salsa.
Cucumber is the great extender for salsa. It has a nice and neutral flavor, almost water-like. It’s a good addition for volume in salsa.
Nothing makes it fresher than cilantro. Make sure to use fresh cilantro.
You can choose to use mild or very hot chilies for fish tacos. We prefer mild as not to overpower the fish.
- Olive Oil
How to make fish taco with mango salsa
It is very easy to make fish tacos. Make sure you have all of the ingredients necessary to make them. Make sure the greens and fish are fresh!
First, make the fish-seasoning rub. Combine the cumin, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Cut the fish into strips and rub the seasoning onto the fish. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the fish until it reaches a nice golden color. Set aside.
Bust out your tortilla. You may heat the tortilla in a hot pan or in the oven. Heat until slightly golden.
For the mixed greens, make sure they’re chopped the way you want to eat them. It’s usually nice to eat your taco greens a la chiffonade. Chop your avocado into strips as well.
For the mango salsa, dice your mangoes and make sure your red onions are finely chopped. No one wants to bite into huge chunks of red onion. Combine all the ingredients for the salsa: cilantro, olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped chilies. You may chill this for a little while before serving.
Finally, assemble the tacos. With one tortilla wrapper, place a slice of fish in the bottom, some avocado and leafy greens. Place the mango salsa on top and then garnish with a fresh sprig of cilantro. Squeeze some lime juice on top and have a bite of that delicious fish taco.
Fish Taco With Mango Salsa Recipe
- 1-1.2 pound tilapia fillets
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 2 avocados pieces
- 1 fist mixed salad
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- tortilla bread
- ½ mango
- ½ red onion finely chopped
- ½ cucumber finely chopped
- 1 bundle cilantro finely chopped
- 1 red chili
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lime
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Cut the fish into stripes, spice the fish with cumin, paprika powder, salt and pepper.
- Add the butter to the pan and fry the fish until it has a nice color.
- Heat the tortilla bread in the oven.
- Mix every salsa ingredient in a bowl.
- Put salad, avocado, fish and mango salsa on the tortilla bread!