Fish tacos are easy to make and are healthy and delicious because they are topped with colorful vegetables. You can cut up the vegetables the day before and store them in individual containers to make prep time easy. You can also prepare the pico de gallo ahead of time to let the flavors meld.
You can use your favorite white fish for this recipe, although I suggest using fresh cod. It will cook up in about 20 minutes and will lose its translucent appearance to become opaque and flakey when done.
If your fish fillet has a long thin tail, tuck it underneath the fish, as shown in the photo below. This will help keep the fish filet about the same thickness everywhere for even cooking. It also will keep the tail from drying.
The sauce for these tacos is so easy to make. Just stir all the ingredients together and chill. It has a subtle spicy taste from sriracha and sweet chili sauce. Onion and garlic powder add a little flavor too. But the most prominent taste is from the lime juice. The longer you let the sauce chill, the better this lime crema tastes.
Can you slice avocados ahead of time?
The pretty green of avocados is appetizing as long as it stays green. To keep an avocado from turning brown, cut it and immediately coat it with lime (or lemon) juice by spraying or brushing it. The acid in the lime juice keeps the avocado from oxidizing and becoming discolored. Store the avocado in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and it will stay green for a day or two. So yes, you can peel and slice an avocado ahead of when you plan to use it!
Add the fish first to the flour tortilla and then add lime crema, chopped vegetables, and pico de gallo. I prefer to fill the tortilla in this order so I have plenty of room for the fish. If you add the vegetables first, you can fill up the flour tortilla shell and have no room for the fish. A fun way to serve these tacos is to set up a self-serve bar so guests can add toppings they like and leave off ones they don’t.
It is worthwhile to invest in stands to hold your tacos. Usually, they are flippable and hold 3 tacos on one side and 2 on the other side. If you do not have taco stands, try propping them with limes or lemons. Enjoy!