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Easy Fish Tacos with Lime Crema


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (8 tacos total) 1x
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

When lime and cilantro come together with fish, a mouthful of exquisite flavour is born. Try these easy fish tacos with lime crema and see for yourself!


Ingredients

Lime Crema:

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • zest from half a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Slaw:

  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 green onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Tacos:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound white fish (eg. cod, snapper, talipia)
  • 8 (6-inch) soft taco tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)

Instructions

Lime Crema:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the crema ingredients. Set aside.

Slaw:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the slaw ingredients. Set aside.

Tacos:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the vegetable oil, lime juice, cumin, paprika, coriander, red pepper powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Dip the fish into the bowl and turn the fish until it is evenly coated with the marinade. Place the fish onto a lined baking tray and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  3. Bake for 9-10 minutes until the fish is flaky when tested with a fork.
  4. Transfer the fish into a plate and break into smaller pieces using a fork.
  5. Heat the soft tortillas according to the directions on the package.
  6. Divide the fish evenly onto the tortillas.
  7. Top each taco with sliced avocados (optional) and 1/4 cup of the slaw. Pour 1 tablespoon of crema on top.