Quick and Easy Fish Tacos

Fish tacos aren't just for eating out. Make these delicious seafood-stuffed tortillas at home

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To get the most out of your fish tacos, be sure to use fresh ingredients like cilantro and salsa

These fresh and zesty fish tacos are easy to prepare and taste amazing

The rage carries on. There are many ways and preparations of fish tacos, and this uncomplicated version is now yours. Enjoy!


  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Spice 2.0 chili paste
  • 1 (454 g) jar of your favourite salsa
  • ¼ cup chicken stock or water
  • Zest of 1 lime and a squeeze of juice
  • 1 pound fresh snapper, cod or halibut fillets, skin removed
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil

Tortilla Instructions

  1. Cut circles from the tortillas to fit the cups of a mini muffin tin. Oil both sides of the tortillas well and carefully fit into the muffin tin. (Make a few extras as they break easily.)
  2. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until tortillas are golden brown. Remove, cool and set aside.

These can be made up to 2 days ahead.

Fish Taco Filling

  1. To prepare filling, heat the oil in a 12-inch sauté pan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until just golden brown. Add the chili paste, salsa, stock or water, zest and juice.
  2. Let the mixture simmer for five minutes.
  3. Cut the fish fillets into small chunks and add to the sauce. Maintain the heat on low, as you do not want it to boil or the fish will become mushy.
  4. Once the fish is cooked (about 5 minutes), turn the heat off. Stir in the chopped basil and cilantro and taste for seasoning (salt and pepper).
  5. Fill the prepared baked tortilla cups with the filling. Top with a variety of garnishes, such as guacamole, corn salsa and sour cream

Makes around 24 tacos.

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