Blackened Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce


Blackened white fish tacos with creamy avocado sauce and lime coleslaw. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 tacos


Fish Tacos:

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 (4 ounce) fillets flounder

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 6 (6 inch) corn tortillas

Lime Coleslaw:

  • ½ (8 ounce) package coleslaw mix

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 medium limes, juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Avocado Sauce:

  • 1 large avocado, diced

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 medium limes, juiced

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno peppers


  1. Combine garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on both sides of the fish.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place fish in the hot skillet and cook until the outside has browned and fish is flaky, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and break fillets into pieces.

  3. Heat tortillas in the same skillet over low heat until warm, about 30 seconds per side.

  4. Prepare coleslaw: Combine coleslaw mix, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside.

  5. Prepare avocado sauce: Combine avocado, cilantro, water, lime juice, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a blender or food chopper; blend until smooth. Stir in jalapenos.

  6. Evenly distribute the fish into each tortilla, add in some slaw, and top with a heaping spoon of the avocado sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

589 Calories
34g Fat
51g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 589
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 56mg 282%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1189mg 25%

* 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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