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Blackened Fish Tacos Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Cajun

Description

Easy blackened fish tacos made with fresh cilantro, purple cabbage, tomato, lime juice, avocado, and chipotle mayonnaise.


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Ingredients

  • 2 mahi mahi, cod, or haddock filets
  • 23 tablespoons blackening seasoning such as Old Bay
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil for cooking
  • 1 package 6-inch corn tortillas
  • Fresh lime juice, for fish

Toppings

  • Chipotle mayonnaise
  • 1 bag shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 23 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Blackening seasoning

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Instructions

  1. Prepare all your taco toppings and set aside.
  2. If making your own blackening seasoning, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix. Note: you will not use all of it, you can save for later in a sealed container.
  3. Pat the fish dry with paper towel and squeeze half a lime coating both sides of the filets evenly. Rub both sides of the fish with blackening mix making sure the filets are generously seasoned.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Sear the fish until white and flaky and golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Break apart the fish using the tip of your spatula into bite sized chunks and serve on the skillet to keep warm.
  6. Warm the tortillas for 10-15 seconds in the microwave and assemble your blackened tacos with your desired toppings. Chopped tomato, sliced avocado, shredded cabbage, cilantro and chipotle mayo. Serve with a lime wedge.

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