Slightly Blackened Fish Tacos

Slightly Blackened Fish TacosIn a hurry? This is a great healthy recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.

Because it’s so quick sometimes I’ll prepare this on weekday evenings when I get home from teaching fitness classes.

It’s quick, easy and there’s only one pan to clean!

Ingredients: Choose sustainable fish and organic/non-GMO produce when possible.

  • 1 lb Cod or Flounder or US Tilapia
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 pinch Sea Salt (one per side)
  • 1 small Bag Lettuce/Cabbage/Carrot mix
  • 1 Avocado
  • Your favorite Salsa or Pico de Gallo
  • 4 White Corn Tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. siggi’s plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil


Open bag of lettuce/cabbage/carrot mix. Slice avocado. Open salsa/pico. Put yogurt and sriracha in small ramekin and mix. I know, prep is difficult (not).


Heat a small cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Season each side of the fish with garlic powder, smoked paprika, black pepper and sea salt. Put evoo in skillet.

Slightly Blackened Tilapia

It’s ready when you start to see a little smoke from the evoo. Carefully place fish filets in skillet. Cook on each side about 3-5 minutes.

Seasoning should appear slightly blackened when you flip the filets. Pull off heat when done.

Lay 2 tortillas on plate, smear with a little yogurt/sriracha, layer fish, l/c/c mix, avocado and salsa/pico on top.


Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 2

*I recommend Sustainable Fish. Use the Seafood Watch App to find sustainable fish in your area.

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