Swai Fish Tacos


These swai fish tacos are fantastic. We discovered this recipe when looking for a way to use the swai we bought on sale at the market. Swai is sturdy enough to hold up to sautéeing and absorbs flavors perfectly for a great fish taco.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced into thin strips

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets swai fish, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, and garlic in hot oil until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a plate and set aside.

  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same pan. Cook swai in hot oil, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add chili powder, salt, cumin, and black pepper; cook and stir until fish is opaque in the center, 1 to 2 minutes. Return vegetables to the pan and cook until heated through.

  3. Divide fish and vegetables between tortillas. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.


You can substitute a banana pepper for the jalapeño pepper if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

517 Calories
25g Fat
45g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 517
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 521mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 48mg 238%
Calcium 314mg 24%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 692mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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