If you travel to Mexico's Baja region or to sunny San Diego, you will find hundreds of restaurants and food stands offering fish tacos! Once you try this tasty recipe for yourself, you'll understand what the craze is about. Top these tacos with your choice of cabbage, tomatoes, lime juice, and/or taco sauce.

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20 mins
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5 mins
35 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • COMBINE sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro and 2 tablespoons seasoning mix in small bowl.

  • COMBINE cod, vegetable oil, lemon juice and remaining seasoning mix in medium bowl; pour into large skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork.

  • FILL taco shells with fish mixture. Top with cabbage, tomato and sour cream mixture, lime juice and taco sauce.

Nutrition Facts

427 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 29.2g; cholesterol 50.6mg; sodium 789.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (163)

Rating: 4 stars
I live on the west coast of FL and fish tacos are a staple. I thought Rockaways had the best fish tacos until I made this recipe. I AM IN LOVE! I used grouper, 40% less sodium taco mix, used half the called for amount in the mayo/sour cream mix (otherwise too salty), sprinkled some cheddar cheese and served in flour tortillas. Absoulutely to die for!! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good! Instead of making fish tacos I made fish tostadas and used the sour cream topping as a spread on the tostada. Everyone has asked for this recipe. You can also use shrimp instead of fish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fabulous recipe! Great way to eat healthy! I used non-fat mayo and sour cream..it was great! I also used cod that I had in the freezer. Will make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Good recipe! I used catfish nuggets for the fish. Added a can of beer to the marinade and used warmed fresh corn tortillas instead of taco shells. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is an excellent healthy dish. I used talapia and it was outstanding. I may never go back to chicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is truly fantastic! My husband had a craving for fish tacos like the one he would get on his surfing vacations! I did it! He loved them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were very good! We grilled halibut steaks and flaked them apart for the tacos. By using non-fat sour cream (no mayo!) and reduced-fat tortillas and cheese it turned out to be a very low-fat and delicious meal! We will definitely be having these again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made these a few times in the past little while! They are so easy and have a great flavor! I didn't use quite as much taco seasoning... and it was Mmm... Mmmm.. Good. highly recommended. My 4 year old gobbles these up! She can eat more than her parents!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love these tacos. The combination might sound a bit odd at first but is delicious. I used fat free sour cream and 1 gram fat mayo for the sauce and it came out fine. I have made these about 5 times already.. using sole, tilapia as well as red snapper. Read More