These fish tacos are a new favorite dinner in our home. While I love the beer battered version, I think I’ve grown to love this lightened version better. Light, fresh, and bursting with flavor – it’s a meal that comes together in a half an hour or less. Plus, they’re relatively figure friendly (well, compared to their battered and fried cousin at least). This is the kind of meal that I’ll be looking forward to making after a long day at the beach with my guys!

The fish filets are quickly pan seared and piled into warm corn tortillas. Then topped with a spicy chipotle cilantro aioli, a refreshing mango salsa, and some finely shredded cabbage. The sweetness of the salsa, alongside the spicy smokiness of the aioli is sheer perfection. If you’re looking for a new time-friendly dinner to add to your menu, add these tacos. I’m fairly certain you’ll love them too!


  1. Posted March 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM | Permalink

    Fish tacos are one of my all-time favs!
    Yours look delicious 🙂 I especially like mine blackened instead of fried, too.


  2. Posted March 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for reminding me of a fun and delicious way to use fish! These look so flavorful, Laura. Love the chipotle aoili you made, too. Great combination!

  3. Gabz
    Posted March 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM | Permalink

    Thanks Laura for sharing this. I’ve been trying to come up with something “different” to do with the (very) small Rock filets I have in the freezer.

  4. Posted March 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM | Permalink

    I could SERIOUSLY go for one of these right now. I love blackened fish and fish tacos? The only thing that makes those better is enjoying them in California! I can’t wait to make these – thanks!

  5. Posted March 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM | Permalink

    I love fish tacos with mango salsa, and your recipe sounds delicious!

  6. Posted March 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM | Permalink

    Can these get any more perfect? I am loving that salsa & toppings!

  7. Heather
    Posted March 9, 2012 at 6:41 PM | Permalink

    Oh my goodness gracious. My husband & I loooove fish tacos! I have never had them with mango salsa. Must make these ASAP.

  8. Posted March 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM | Permalink

    These tacos look wonderful, especially with the mango salsa on top – wow!

  9. Posted March 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM | Permalink

    oh my gosh. Laura. These look so tasty! I can’t wait to try them!

  10. Posted March 20, 2012 at 3:11 PM | Permalink

    Putting this on the menu plan for this weekend! What kind of rice do you show in the picture…that also looks amazing!

    • Laura
      Posted March 20, 2012 at 8:35 PM | Permalink

      It’s Spanish rice, Meaghan. The recipe can be found here. Hope you enjoy!

  11. Posted March 28, 2012 at 9:48 PM | Permalink

    Your Cajun seasoning is out of this world delicious. We served our fish tacos with shaved red cabbage, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Thank you for the new favorite! I can’t wait to try the Cajun seasoning on other things! I also want to try your mango salsa and chipotle aioli next time.

  12. Posted March 7, 2013 at 3:17 PM | Permalink

    I always wondered how to prepare Blackened Fish….looks great! Is it spicy?

    • Posted March 7, 2013 at 6:01 PM | Permalink

      Spicy – flavorful? Yes. Spicy – hot? No. I’m sure you’ll love it, and it’s great to be able to make your own spice mixes at home. If you’re worried about heat, cut back on the cayenne pepper called for in the spice mix. Enjoy!

  13. Andrea
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM | Permalink

    Hey there! What is “chipotle in adobe sauce?” Thanks!

    • Posted May 1, 2013 at 10:05 PM | Permalink

      Andrea, a chipotle is a smoked, dried jalapeno pepper. They can be purchased in small cans, packed in adobo sauce in the Mexican or ethnic aisle in most supermarkets.

  14. Maryellen
    Posted August 4, 2013 at 3:47 PM | Permalink

    Trying these tonight., they look awesome. The only thing that would be better is if you invited us down to dinner LOL I can bring some fresh fish. Nothing like a self invite, as if you don’t have your hands full. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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