Chipotle Fish Tacos are made with a mango-cilantro salsa, and chipotle aioli sauce is served with garlic spiked black beans and Spanish rice. I have run this special in the last restaurant I worked at as a daily special. It always sold out! I hope that you will try this recipe, it is a hit if you enjoy fish tacos!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the chipotle chile powder, garlic powder, salt, and cracked black pepper in a shallow bowl. Brush the tilapia fillets with the canola oil, and press into the spice mixture to coat, and set aside. Make the salsa by stirring together the mango, jalapeno, red onion, 1 clove garlic, cilantro, and lime juice in a separate bowl, and set aside. Make the aioli by stirring together the chipotle puree, 1 clove garlic, and mayonnaise in a small bowl, and set aside.

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  • Bring the black beans and 2 cloves of garlic to a simmer in a saucepan with a pinch of salt. Cover, and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the tilapia until opaque in the center, and crispy on both sides, about 7 minutes. Heat the tortillas in a skillet over medium heat, and keep warm.

  • To serve, place the tortillas on a plate, spoon on some Spanish rice and black beans. Top with some of the coleslaw mix, hot tilapia, and a spoonful of the mango-cilantro salsa. Top with a dollop of chipotle aioli to serve.

Nutrition Facts

755.8 calories; 35.3 g protein; 94.7 g carbohydrates; 52.1 mg cholesterol; 2500.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
I love fish tacos so I tried this recipe. I followed the instructions but I also made sure to remove the heat as the others have suggested. I could have added more of the chipotle spice than I did. I just wanted to make sure I did not go overboard. This is a great recipe and I am from Texas and we love our spicy dishes. I now live out of state and long for spicy food that reminds me of home. This is a great recipe and all of the flavors marry well together. I will try this recipe again and I may even add a little more heat next time. J. Allen Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2008
Wow that was too hot. I even decreased the rub to 2T. It tasted good but when your whole dinner group can't eat if from the heat that's a bummer. I dropped the rice too--add more mango to the salsa if the fish is too spicy. Helps cool the mouth! Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
I love fish tacos so I tried this recipe. I followed the instructions but I also made sure to remove the heat as the others have suggested. I could have added more of the chipotle spice than I did. I just wanted to make sure I did not go overboard. This is a great recipe and I am from Texas and we love our spicy dishes. I now live out of state and long for spicy food that reminds me of home. This is a great recipe and all of the flavors marry well together. I will try this recipe again and I may even add a little more heat next time. J. Allen Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2008
Excellent excellent dish. It is a fair amount of work to put all the pieces together but very worth it in the end. I used a spanish rice recipe on the site. This would make a nice dish to serve company. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2012
This was a fantastic version of fish tacos and worth the effort. Some of the other reviews said it was too spicy or too salty but I think it is possible too much of the rub was used. You will make more seasoning rub than needed so just lightly coat the fish and either save or toss the rest. We also used a poblano pepper instead of jalapeno because that is what we had in the house so that may have reduced the spice a little. It was spicy but if you like a little spicy you will enjoy. We also used only 1 can of black beans and I didn't put the rice on my tacos although my husband did and we both loved how we made them. We also used smaller corn tortillas and each had 3 tacos with about 1/2 of the fish leftover for another night. Based on another review we used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 sour cream which was delicious. I used light versions of both to keep the calories down. The combination of all the flavors blended so well. Fantastic fantastic fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2008
I liked the hottness of it a lot but the only problem I had with the seasoning is that it was way to salty. I would half the salt. The mango filling was delicious though and I would definately make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2008
Wow that was too hot. I even decreased the rub to 2T. It tasted good but when your whole dinner group can't eat if from the heat that's a bummer. I dropped the rice too--add more mango to the salsa if the fish is too spicy. Helps cool the mouth! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2012
My husband and I love spicy/hot dishes and we both thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was delicious! The only change I made was that I baked the fish at 350 for 15 minutes. It turned out perfect! We decided we need to have this at least once a month!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2012
I just made this account to compliment this recipe. My wife even loved it and she hates fish! Ill be saving it and making fish tacos far more often now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2008
these tacos were fantastic spicy but oh so good. i did change the mayo to 1/2 light sour cream and 1/2 light mayo. i didn't have any spanish rice and i don't think it needed it the black beans were good enough! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
Perfect! I love everything about this recipe! Read More
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