Taco Choose-Day: Blackened Fish Tacos Recipe

7 months ago

blackened fish tacos

Turn an everyday fish into a gourmet dish. Go against the usual taco recipe with a fish filling that will make it a hit in your kitchen. After all, who says that taco can only be made with beef?


Blackened Fish Tacos
Makes 4 servings



1 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Onion powder

1 tsp Spanish paprika

1 tsp Ground black pepper

1 tsp Dried oregano

1 tsp Dried thyme

1 tsp Ground cumin


Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container until ready to use.



  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped white onions
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime or lemon juice, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to season


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve with the Blackened Fish Tacos



1 (500g) Tilapia fillet, sliced into 4

1 Tbsp Cajun spice mix

2 tsps Lime (dayap), calamansi, or lemon juice

1 Tbsp Cooking oil

4 pcs Flour tortilla

2 Tbsps Pico de gallo

1 Ripe avocado, halved lengthwise, pitted, and sliced into 1 cm thick

2 Tbsps Sour cream

4 sprigs Cilantro


  1. Rub and coat Cajun spice mix on each side of the tilapia fillet. Then, squeeze lime juice on each portion.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a non-stick pan. Pan fry seasoned tilapia fillet until golden dark brown on each side and flesh turns white and flaky.
  3. To assemble, top the corn tortilla with a blackened fish fillet then add a tablespoon of pico de gallo, and three slices of avocado. Drizzle sour cream on top and garnish with cilantro sprigs.


Recipe by Chef Mike Yambao
Photographed by Ron Mendoza


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