Mexican Baked Fish
Make this Mexican baked fish as hot or mild as you like. Serve with rice, black beans, warm tortillas and margaritas for a festive meal!
Make this Mexican baked fish as hot or mild as you like. Serve with rice, black beans, warm tortillas and margaritas for a festive meal!
I too am not a measurer. I spread salsa across the fish and sprinkled them heavily with cheese. I also used a spicy corn chip which added to the flavor. My fish-hating daughter loved it. One note: If you use frozen fish, make sure to press out the excess water otherwise you'll have a swimming pool of water in the dish.Read More
I too am not a measurer. I spread salsa across the fish and sprinkled them heavily with cheese. I also used a spicy corn chip which added to the flavor. My fish-hating daughter loved it. One note: If you use frozen fish, make sure to press out the excess water otherwise you'll have a swimming pool of water in the dish.
OMG, I don't see how this could get any easier! I used talapia and baked for 30 min. No measuring, just dumped the ingredients on, and it tasted EXCELLENT!
This was excellent. My boyfriend DEVOURED this. I used catfish instead as I think cod fish is very "fishy". My only concern with this meal was that it was kind of watery in the dish while cooking. My salsa was really chunky so I think that it was the fact that I did not pat the filets dry enough before putting them in the oven. Also, I get antsy about fish being cooked completely & by putting all of the ingredients on top of it immediately, it was hard for me to tell. Next time, I will cook the fish for 10 minutes just to be sure & then add the salsa, cheese & tortilla chips. Great recipe! Thanks for posting it.
Excellent recipe! I used Tilapia instead of cod and combined cheddar and pepper jack cheese for a little spice. Once baked, I put the fish under the broiler for a few minutes to really crisp up the corn chips. Kids loved it!
Abosultely delicious. I can't wait to make this for company. So easy and so good. You must try this if you want a fun new fish recipe. I would cook this for 30 minutes instead of 15 though as after 15 minutes the fish was still raw inside. That could be because we used halibut which is a little thicker than cod.
WOW! I made this for my 7-year-old son and best friend and they raved! Alek got on the phone with his dad and announced that this was "his favorite meal"! Like some of the other reviewers, I made this with chicken instead of fish. What I did: I dipped boneless skinless chicken breasts in egg, and battered them with breadcrumbs, put them in the greased pan, then followed the rest of the instructions. YUM! I couldn't find a ripe avocado at the grocery store and was very bummed, but the dish was still delicious! It was so easy too!! Thanks for the recipe!!
This was so good, and so simple. Like other reviewers, I used boneless chicken tenderloins instead of fish. I used Safeway's Select Mild Southwest Style salsa, crushed Doritos corn chips, and medium cheddar. Low Fat sour cream and avacados were used for the topping. My company loved it, and the tiny portion of leftovers (from doubling the recipe!) was as good, or better the next day. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
Wow this was terrific for something so easy, quick and everything goes right from the package to the baking pan, so there is only one pan to clean up. Although I can't say I've never tasted anything as good - it is very good and combined with the ease, and speed, it's a KEEPER. Quick note, I couldn't handle having corn chips in the house and only using 1/2 cup, so I just sprinkled some seasoned bread crumbs on top instead of the chips.
Quick and easy to prepare. Tasty, especially for those family members who normally do not like fish dishes.
This recipe is awesome! Very flavorful, and an interesting array of tastes and textures. I have branched and used it on chicken as well. Family and friends rave when I make this!
Easy, easy and delicious - what more can you ask for - I used frozen fish and cooked it 1/2 the time drained the liquid then added the salsa, cheese & tortilla chips and put back in for remainder of time - turned out perfect.
Taste- 4 stars, ease of preparation- 5 stars. I could easily guess the outcome of this recipe is based on the quality of your ingredients. To the salsa, I added extra tomato, chopped roasted peppers, olives etc. My end result was a little watery because my fish was just defrosted. Next time I will make sure my fish is dry and leave it marinating in the salsa for an hour before baking so my not-best-quality-frozen-fish can take on some more flavour. Excellent easy summer recipe served with tortillas, salad and so on. Leftovers were good with rice, too. Post note: Made it again. Put just undercooked i stock brown rice on the bottom and added kidney beans, corn and chopped tomatoes to the salsa. Cooked up beautifully and was basically a complete meal in itself although I still had avocado and tortillas on the side.
This is a tough one to rate. On the one hand, it came out exactly as you would expect. However, I think this dish would be best for those who don't like or aren't that crazy about fish. The salsa, cheese, avocado, and fritos do a good job of "disguising" the fish. However, if you're like me and you love fish, you will probably be disappointed. I gave it 4 stars because, to be fair, the dish tastes fine, but I'd call it more of a fish nacho dish than a seafood dinner. And some reviewers have said this is a healthy dish, but I don't agree, necessarily. Fish is much healthier without fritos and cheese!
I have made this dish more than dozen times now and we still love it. I love the fact that it's so versatile, I can use many different kinds of fish and it still tastes great. I have used tilapia, cod, orange roughy, mahi mahi, and halibut.
The topping was good, but not with the fish. I will try it again with chicken. Sorry Christine.
This was a great way to change things up from the normal dinner routine. I also had the issue of watery-ness in the bottom of my baking dish, so make sure you press out the water really well before cooking the fish. I served it with the "Best Black Beans" and "Mexican Rice II" recipes from this site. My husband and I both devoured it and he told me to put it on the "keeper" list. Thanks ChristyJ!
This was delicious! My non-fish loving hubby raved! As easy as it gets too.
I tried this last night. My husband is the kind that will eat anything and says it's alway "good". This recipe he actually said it was "delicious". That is a very big compliment coming from him. Needless to say, this will be make again in our house.
I made it on Tuesday. I asked my husband how many stars we should give it. He said 5. I made it again on Wednesday, but with chicken. We gave it 5 stars also. That would make it a 10 star recipe in my family! Both nights I added a little fresh corn cut off the cob and I used lowfat sour cream and cheese. Great "keeper" recipe!
This was excellent and very easy! I am a newlywed and not much of a cook. I made this for my husband and my mother, who is a wonderful cook. They both loved it and my mother got the recipe! I used only 1 1/2 pounds of tilapia. I laid the fillets very tightly together in a smaller casserole dish than the recipe called for. I mixed hot and medium salsa to give it the right amount of "kick" and combined cheddar and shredded pepper jack cheese to top. The fresh avocado I got was not good, so we ate it with fresh guacamole and sour cream on the side. Excellent and my husband's favorite dish I've made!
I tried this recipe last night and it turned out wonderful. I really didn't measure the ingredients. I think that depends on your taste; however, the basic plan was great. I used alaskan pollock and my other half said 'put this one in your recipe file'. So - I did. Enjoy - Enjoy - Enjoy
This was an excellent tasting dish and extremely easy to prepare. My husband, adult son and teenage daughter all loved it. I used Mahi Mahi which worked very well. I seasoned the fish with garlic and fresh ground pepper before pouring on the salsa; I also let the fish "marinade" in the salsa about 30 min before topping with crushed tortilla chips & cheese and baking. The sour cream and avocado slices really added to it.
My husband is a chef and my in-laws are gourment cooks. This was the first time I got up the nerve to cook for them. The recipe was sooo easy and fast. Even a non cook like me can make it. I'm very happy to say they LOVED it! They couldn't get over how great it was! I used Mahi Mahi as a substitution and it was wonderful!
When I read the recipe I thought this was too simple to taste good ..... well, I was wrong. This is so easy and delicious! My husband absolutely loved it. This will become a regular in our home. Thanks for the great recipe.
I'm not really much of a fish fan, and this recipe was great because it had enough other flavors that the fish was more like a seasoning rather than the sole focus of the flavor. I will definitely make this again.
A hit! I sprinkled garlic powder and paprika over the fillets before pouring the salsa over top. I also mushed 2 avacados and mixed in 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
Super quick and easy with great flavor I am glad I came across this recipe! :)
It's easy, it's delicious-what more could you ask? I passed this recipe along to my mom and she agrees.
Quick and easy and especially good for often bland or watery frozen fish.
My entire family loved this recipe! I used Talapia filets, hot salsa, and Sargento's 4 cheese Mexican blend. The flavor was excellent and it was so easy to make. I served the fish with sides of black beans and rice and seasoned corn on the cob. A wonderful meal that I will make again soon!
The salsa and cheese combo can't go wrong, even on fish! Drizzled lime juice on cod before adding salsa (as suggested by the previous reviewer) and served it with fresh cilantro. Great way to get the entire family to eat fish!
Good and easy recipe. I had to cook it twice as long as the recipe says. Maybe my filets were real thick?
This was great! My husband and I have been trying to find inventive ways to give whitefish some zing. This recipe is a winner! It cooks so quickly you can have a nice looking meal in a matter of minutes. Thanks for sharing Christine!
We both liked this recipe a lot. I used farm-raised catfish and it was 'delish'. Those of you not yet familiar w/ farm-raised catfish - it is a very mild fish and adapts to any recipe.
Very easy, fairly healthy and tasty. I used about 1 1/4 pounds of cod. The fillets were thick, so I left them in the oven an additional 15-20 minutes. I substituted Cabot 50% reduced fat Jalepeno cheddar cheese for the sharp cheddar. Midway through cooking, I added the corn chips and about 1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes. I preferred the sweet and fresh flavor of the grape tomatoes to the jarred salsa. Topped it off with the avacado, light sour cream, and salt which were excellent compliments. A lot of liquid was at the bottom of my pan but it didn't follow the fish to the plate so I was not bothered. Tip: If you don't want corn chips lingering in your kitchen, buy one single serving bag of Fritos - the 30 cent bags that tend to be found on display racks near the front of most grocery stores. It turned out to be just under 1/2 cup after I crushed them a bit.
Made this (Gluten Free) tonight with Halibut, It was wonderful...my DH had 3 servings and cleaned the baking dish. I wasn't much on measuring, cut the Halibut filet in 3 pieces, spread a thin layer of chunky spicy salsa over the top, threw in a couple handfuls of frozen corn, a bit of shredded cheese substitute (Lactose Free) and topped with about a cup of smashed tortilla chips. Baked at 400 for about 20minutes (maybe the thickness of the pieces caused it to need a bit more time) tented with foil the last 10 minutes so that the chips wouldn't brown too darkly.. My DH isn't much on avacado and I'm lactose intolerent, so no sour cream... but it didn't need anything else.. The perfect flavor, the richness of the fish and the crunch of the chips made this dish, one that I will make again and again... maybe with margaritas next time. Have made again and again.. used Halibut, Red Snapper and Rockfish...Have used a Mango/Peach Salsa with GREAT results. Cheese doesn't matter (can't really taste it) The addition of corn is a crowd pleaser. Sangria is very good with this dish.
My husband doesn't like fish at home unless it is deep or pan fried, but he loved this one! I used talapia fish instead and it turned out great. I served it with a black bean and corn salsa and some spanish rice with corn torillas on the side. It is going to be a regular meal at our house.
Excellent! I baked it for 30 min vs. 15 min, though. Turned out perfect. The fritos were still nice & crunchy, too. :)
I enjoyed this but my bf didn't care for it. He kept thinking it should be chicken instead of fish. I would make it again. I used talapia instead of cod cause that is what I had on hand.
Thank you for a great recipe and so easy. We love salsa and it seems to pair very well with fish. Suggest a squirt of lime juice over the fish before adding the salsa.
This recipe was wonderful! And sooooo easy! I used a peach mango salsa and served the fish with quacomole rather than avacado and sour cream. I also used talapia because cod wasn't available. Tastes like a restaurant recipe!
I invited some friends over last night and decided to give this recipe a try. It was delicious. Everyone complimented me on the meal and wanted the recipe. I did use tilapia instead of cod and it turned out great.
Muy Bien!! Careful to use the best ingredients. They definitly make up the dish. The entire menu is excellent for impressing dinner guests!
I made this recipe using chicken tenders instead of fish. FABULOUS!! My whole family raved. This was so good that my 3 year old daughter informed me that I am "the bestest cooker ever!"
i have had this recipe saved for over a year now b/c i just couldn't believe it would be all that great. trust me--it *IS*. i made sure to squeeze all the water out of the fish using dish towels so the dish wouldn't be swimming in water (no pun intended!), used basa instead of the cod, and added salt, pepper and garlic powder to the fillets. i didn't measure anything and instead just threw everything on top to my liking. i also put it under the broiler at the end for abt. three mins. just to crispen the chips. and, i used pepper cheddar instead of the reg. sharp variety, but i do not think that was a miracle ingredient...it's just what i had handy and it needed to be used up. this is unbelievably delicious and definitely worthy of serving to company!!! will be making this again SOON. everyone in the family *loved* it.
Never written a review before, but had to for this recipe! This is delicious! I could not believe how easy it was! I would serve this to company it was so delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, and like others baked my fish a few minutes to eliminate some of the water. The avacado is a must! It really added to the taste!
This was fantastic. I did make a few slight changes ... before I put the cheese on top, I added some freshly chopped cilantro. I did not have cheddar cheese, so I used shredded colby jack. Also I did not have corn chips, so I used black bean chips, crushed. My husband, who does not really like fish, loved this dish. It is a keeper and I will definitely be making this again.
Awesome! This should be number 1! I used to be of the opinion that nice fresh fish shouldn't be smothered with toppings, but no more! I used haddock instead of Cod and it was moist and delicious!
This was just ok for us - it certainly was easy, but I don't know that we'll try it again.
This is SURPRISINGLY good, even if you leave out sour cream and avocado.
I am sorry, I read the reviews and thought it would be a great meal, but the salsa and chips didn't seem to do the fish any justice, it was more of a conflict of flavors. I may try this again but with chicken breasts, not fish.
This was VERY easy and VERY good!
Ok, I do not usually provide a review, if I make a major change to an ingredient, but I felt that in this case, it wouldn't make a huge difference. Originally, I had intended on using fish for this, well, fish recipe. I ended up using chicken breasts, because the fish wasn't looking too appetizing at the store. Other than that, I stuck exactly to the recipe as written. It was fantastic and easy. What made it better, was that my very picky (understatement) 8 yr old, ate every last bite and then asked when I was making it again. For the record, I'll be making it again next week!
This was really good and so easy! Even my kids ate it, and I usually can't get them to touch fish. First time I made it, the fish ended up a little wet from the juices that came out during cooking, so the second time I cooked it on a roasting pan (sprayed with cooking spray) so the juices could drain and it was perfect!
Excellent! Everyone loved this from my husband to my two year old. I will definatly make this again.
My boyfriend and I loved this dish. The only change I made was to mash the avocados with garlic and add some black olives.
This recipe is quick, easy and delicious. I have made it several times now for my family. The only thing I do different is I brush the fish w/ olive oil and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on it before I put it in the pan. Oh, and here's a tip: if you are using frozen fish, thaw it completely, then put it between thick layers of paper towels and press it like you do with tofu. It holds a lot of water when it freezes, and for some recipes that's okay, but I often add this step before I cook with frozen fish.
Great, easy recipe!! I don't usually give ratings but this one deserves it! I never thought I'd put cheese on fish, however, it really was delicious!
This was another allrecipes winner. I wasn't sure about the combiation of ingrediants either, but thought I'd give it a whirl. I used tilipia fish, a pineapple salsa and low fat mexican cheeses. Mmmm what a nice surprise.. this was yummy and very very fast. A keeper
Went looking for a recipe using cod and salsa, and found this! As a Paleo, I skipped the dairy and carbs, but the baking time was perfect. I used salsa verde (that's what I had in the cupboard) and it smelled WONDERFUL while baking. And the family loved it. This one's a keeper!
Very good! I didn't have enough cod, so I used a mixture of cod and tilapia. I made as directed and wouldn't change a thing. Thanks!
This was okay. Pretty good, but not one I'd make again. The kids didn't like it, and my husband thought it was "fine" which usually means he doesn't like it. Easy to fix, though.
WOW! Delicious and super easy! I used frozen cod filets and spread them in a baking dish. I topped them with Newman's Own Pineapple Salsa since I had a jar opened in the fridge and sharp cheddar cheese. I then baked them for about 10 minutes. I then added crushed up Fritos corn chips on top and baked for another 15 minutes. I did not have avocado or sour cream but I didn't need it. I served this with some Mexican rice and it was fabulous.
I used pollock and it was very good, must be carefull with the amount of moisture in salsa as it may make the corn chips soggy.
AWSOME! This recipe was quick, easy, and inexpensive. It received 10 out of 10 in my household. I followed the recipe exactly (didn’t measure anything) and everything came out amazing. Cod was the perfect fish for this dish. When plating cut the Cod fillets into serving size portions and place on top of a small corn tortilla. We didn’t eat like tacos just cut the tortilla with the fish and forked it. The presentation looked as good as it taste. I will be making this again!
Simple and delicious. I heated up some flour tortillas and served the fish with some sour cream on the side. I did leave out the avocado only because I was feeling lazy, but I can see how that would be a great addition. I'll definately use it the next time. Thanks for the recipe!
This was very good and soooooo easy! I didn’t measure. I just eyeballed the amounts of ingredients. I used tilapia, topped it with salsa, and baked. I didn’t add the cheddar cheese until after the fish was done, because I didn’t want it to get as hard as shoe leather! After topping with cheese, I returned it to the oven just long enough for the cheese to melt nicely. When plating I added the crushed chips (I used tortilla chips) and a dollop of sour cream. I didn’t have an avocado, so I had to leave that out. Very good and something we’ll do again! Thank you!
I catch, and cook lots of fish therefore, I'm always trying new fish recipes. This is the best fish recipe that I have tried in a long time. Very delicious!
I'm a terrible cook, but even I couldn't mess this one up, it turned out wonderful. I recommend buying quality Mahi-Mahi and this recipe will shine!
Great! Even the non fish eaters in my family gobbled it up. Happy to have fish back in the rotation. Thanks ChristyJ
This was a big hit with the hubbs and our 3 and 6 year olds. I loved the chips on the top! I squeezed fresh lemon juice on top of the fish first, I also used pepper jack cheese and broiled it on high for about 2 minutes at the end. Thanks for this, we will make it again!
This was not good to me..I ended up removing all the salsa & cheese and throwing on some seasonsing just so I woulndt waste the fish. I would never try this again.
My picky family loved it. I did not have enough fish on hand so I used imitation crab leg meat. Worked out great. I did not get to try this but I will make this again. Update: I have made this several times as stated. It comes out great. I have used whatever white fish that I happen to have in the freezer. Always taste great.
DELICIOUS!!! Didn't change a thing...the whole family loved it! Will definitely be making again.
this was great!! the only thing i would say is to maybe season the fish first with maybe cumin and salt and pepper or something. or use a spicier salsa than you would eat regularly. i used medium, which is what i would normally eat, but in the fish it disappeared a little. the flavor was there alright, but it did need a bit more of something. i also added the chips and cheese at the last 5 minutes as others have said to do. very good meal!!!!!!!!!! we will for sure eat again. with any fish!
All I can say is that this is excellent!!!
Very easy to make and beautiful on the table. A great alternative to the same old Mexican food if you like fish.
A quick and surprisingly delicious dish. I used mild salsa and served it over white rice. Instead of soaking the filets in salt water, I rinsed them under a cold tap and soaked them in milk for a half hour(per Grandmas advice).It did the trick, no fishy taste!Blotted them dry and dressed 'em up!
I too thought that this may taste strange on fish, but fear not! We LOVE Tilapia in our family and I was eager to find a new way to prepare it. I used mild salsa and the packaged shredded Mexican blend cheese since that is what I had on hand. Instead of avocado slices and sour cream on the side, I mixed the two for a simple guacamole and topped the fish with this once on the plate. In addition, I used Uncle Ben's Mexican Fiesta rice and put a handful of black beans in it after cooking. VERY QUICK, VERY EASY! The true test was when my 11 year old asked if he could have seconds! Will definetly prepare again. Thanks so much, Christine!
Miracles have not ceased to exist! We rarely have fish at our house (though I have tried many, many times to find good recipes to please the fish hater. He did say this one is good and I can make it again!) I did do a few things differently: I used only 2 basa fillets instead, and I brushed a little taco seasoning on them (about 1Tbsp. seasoning to about 3Tbsp. water) first. I also used ripple chips for the crumbs cuz we had a bag open and about to go stale (and I used less than 1/2 cup), but they worked great! I sprayed the pan to prevent any sticking (just in case). I also used less (partly skimmed marble) cheese, which I think melts better anyway cuz you don't get the grease. I also omitted the avocado. The only thing I would do differently, to completely mask any trace of fishiness for my dear hubby, is to marinate it for about an hour or so in the taco seasoning mix. Thanks for the great recipe Christy!
This was really, really tastey!! I hardly ever give recipes 5 stars, but this one is easy and flavorful. I did not put the cheese or the corn chips on top because we were using it for fish tacos. I just put some lemon juice on the fish and added salt, pepper and the salsa (trader joes chunky) topped with cilantro and green onions. I heated up some corn tortillas and served with pinto beans (that I doctored up with cheese and cilantro), avocado and sour creme and cheese. YUM! this is a keeper thanks!
Excellent! Wonderful flavor! Other than using more cheese because we ALWAYS use more cheese, and using Fritos corn chips, I followed the recipe almost exactly as written. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!
Oops, forgot to review this last night! In terms of ingredients and preparation, this couldn't have been easier. I made it with a piece of walleye that's been doing nothing in the freezer for a while. Also, used medium salsa, and Ranch flavored chips. Served it with flour tortillas, and black beans. Husband loved it. Thanks, Christine!
This was delicious! My fiance, who normally will not eat fish was asking for seconds. I will definately be making these again.
This was very good; it's always surprising how salsa can make a fish so tasty, but it's a perfect balance for a mild fish. I hate fish and I liked this a lot; my boyfriend made a face as I was describing the prep and ended up enjoying this quite a bit. I used flounder - which was nice and mild. I can't wait to try this with chicken - like everyone else suggested. The only thing was I couldn't taste the avocado over the rest of the flavors, so I may leave that out next time. I also put a sprinkle of cayenne for a tiny bit of heat.
Really tasty and so easy to make. Used salsa flavored corn chips to increase the mexican taste. Yummy!
Not sure what I was expecting but neither husband nor I though this was that great. Probably won't be making it again.
This is the best and easiest fish dish around. I have made it nunerous time for people and everyone has loved it. I don't even measure the ingredients and it always turns out. Pop some oven fries in and you have fish and chips for dinner!
This recipe was sooo good!! It was a very easy recipe, I didn't use any measurements. I used halibut and cut it into approx. 6 oz. pieces and covered it with ortega mild salsa, then I added some chipotle cheddar cheese, then sprinked a light mixture of a mexican cheese blend on top. Topped it off with a good amount of crushed tortilla chips. Instead of sour cream, we like to use an equal amount of mayo (best foods) and plain yogurt with lime juice. (you want to make it a tad bit tarter than sour cream). We served it ontop of the avocados. Then for the ones who like it spicy we added some spicy salsa. OH SOOOO GOOD!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe! I will be making this alot!!
LOVED this! I made this a week ago and have been craving it ever since. My husband and 2- and 4-yr-olds loved it too. And it was so easy! Will definitely add this to our dinner rotation. Thanks so much for this recipe!
Easy and delicious! Even my finicky four-year-old loves it!
I had to give this recipe 5 stars. First of all, it is delicious. It requires very few ingredients, is a cinch to make (even my fiance who is NOT a cooking enthusiast can make this) and my 14 month old son loves it! In fact, it's the only way he actually accepts to eat fish!
Geat recipe! Easy and tasty way to fix cod. Becca
My family loves this recipe. It is so quick and easy. I've shared this recipe with several co-workers and they love it too. It's good even without the avocado and sour cream. Thanks for sharing.
My husband made this for me and it was so good. He served it with rice and black beans. However, he made it later and left out the avocado and sour cream, which left it tasting very bland!
Loved it. Loved it. I did take some of the others advice and seasoned the fish first, removed some of the excess liquid from the salsa and put the cheese and crumbs on during the last 10 or 15 minutes of baking. Husband also loved it. We used cod filets and this will surely go into regular rotation in my house.
For ease and yumminess, I give it a 5. It doesn't seem to matter what white fish you use and I have even used frozen fish. All I did was extend the cooking time. Thanks for the great recipe!
This is such an easy and delicious recipe. My family loved it and have asked for it again. I do not use the sour cream or avocado. Just the salsa alone adds so much flavor. I also tried it with orange roughy and it was tastier than the cod. Thanks for a great recipe!