I love tilapia fish tacos and am always searching for that perfect fish taco. This recipe is my culmination of all of my favorite elements found in all my favorite restaurant's fish taco dishes. Garnish with lime.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
25 mins
55 mins
12 tacos


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk juice of 1 lime, 2 tablespoons red pepper oil, blue cheese dressing, mayonnaise, sour cream, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon dill in a bowl until combined. Cover and place aioli sauce in freezer until ready to serve.

  • Place coleslaw mix in a medium bowl. Add juice of 1 lime, 1/2 cup red pepper oil, onion, and chopped roasted red pepper. Toss together until slaw is thoroughly mixed.

  • Heat 1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat. Add garlic; cook until slightly browned, about 1 minute. Add tilapia; saute until starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Add juice of 1 lime, sour cream, cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning, and dill. Cook and stir until tilapia is browned, about 4 minutes more. Reduce heat to low.

  • Heat the remaining vegetable oil in a smaller skillet over medium heat. Add tortillas 1 at a time. Cook until bubbles form and tortillas are lightly browned, about 1 minute per side.

  • Place a portion of the tilapia on each tortilla. Top with coleslaw mixture and chilled aioli sauce.

Cook's Note:

I debated whether to add cilantro to this recipe and decided against it, as I loved the flavor of the dill. If you would like cilantro instead of dill they are interchangeable.

Nutrition Facts

355 calories; protein 8.7g 18% DV; carbohydrates 18.3g 6% DV; fat 28.2g 44% DV; cholesterol 19.5mg 7% DV; sodium 289.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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I will absolutely make this again but I will significantly reduce the cayenne pepper that is added to the fish. I wonder if the recipe is meant to have 1 tsp instead of 1 tbs of cayenne? I like hot but my mouth is on fire and my face is sweaty! The taste was absolutely perfect though. Read More