This recipe for Baja fish tacos is crispy fish fillets with cabbage, salsa and creamy sauce, all wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Just like you'd get in a restaurant, except better!
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Baja Fish Tacos

This recipe for Baja fish tacos is crispy fish fillets with cabbage, salsa and creamy sauce, all wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Just like you'd get in a restaurant, except better!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword baja fish taco, fried fish taco
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 431kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 pound firm, mild white fish fillets cut into 8 strips such as pollock, tilapia or snapper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups seafood breading mix such as House-Autry Mills
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup red salsa I use pre-made salsa from the refrigerated section of my grocery store
  • optional garnishes: cilantro sprigs and lime wedges
  • 8 small corn tortillas

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Brush water over the pieces of fish. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper.
  • Place the seafood breader on a plate. Roll each piece of fish in the seafood breader until completely coated.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the fish in a single layer and cook until deep golden brown, 3-4 minutes per side. You may need to cook the fish in batches.
  • While the fish is cooking, make the sauce. In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, water and salt and pepper to taste, set aside.
  • To assemble, place 2 tablespoons of cabbage onto each of the 8 tortillas. Add a piece of fish on top of the cabbage. Add 1 tablespoon of salsa to each taco, then drizzle the white sauce over the top.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro and lime wedges if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 409mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g