Saturday, August 17, 2013

Blackened Tilapia Tacos

Mmmmmm, fish. I love fish! It's really hard to come by in Kentucky. It's certainly not as available to me as it was in Oregon! I mainly buy frozen shrimp, mahi mahi, and tilapia. The hubby and I made a trip to Cincinnati yesterday however, so I was able to pick up some salmon as well. I could eat salmon every day.

So, this recipe changed mid-preparation. I spice-rubbed the fish, and proceeded to make a dressing for a slaw that was supposed to go on the tacos. And the dressing was gross. I tinkered with it, and tinkered with it. Nothing helped. It was nasty. I wasn't about to eat that (the garbage disposal ended up having it for dinner), so I just set out regular taco fixings to go with these. Turned out delish! Fish tacos are one of my favorite dishes, and the blackened tilapia was a nice change from a taco with crunchy fish.

And speaking of that Costco trip, we picked up a ton of tasty proteins for me to cook with! I'm so excited! We stocked up on not just salmon, but shrimp, New York strips, flank steak, thick-cut pork chops, and lamb loin chops. I'll definitely be having some tasty recipes to feature on the blog in the next couple of weeks. Yum!


2 tilapia filets
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp canola oil
6 inch tortillas, warmed

diced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, reduced-fat sour cream, chopped cilantro.


1. In a small bowl, combine salt through pepper. Rub mixture on tilapia filets. Let sit for 15 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add fish. Cook 2-3 minutes, turn fish over (if fish sticks, it's not ready to be flipped over. Wait a minute, then try flipping again). Cook another 3 minutes, then remove from heat. Flake fish with a fork.
3. Spoon fish into warmed tortilla. Add desired toppings, and serve.


  1. Jessica, these sound delicious and you are doing a great job with the ingredients that are available to you. I love to visit here. I hope your weekend is off to a great start.Blessings...Mary

    1. Thank you Mary! My weekend has been fabulously relaxing so far, I hope yours is going great as well!

  2. Can't wait to see what you do with all your Costco goodies!

    1. Thanks Pam! I've basically been looking at nothing but cook books since our trip :) I'm ready to create some kitchen magic!

  3. Fish tacos done right are the, these sure look good!

    1. Thanks Elliot! I agree, fish tacos done right are the bomb!