Blackened Fish Tacos + Avocado Sauce

This might be my favorite recipe of all time, we have made it four times in the last two weeks & I just cannot get enough.
I have been hunting down the perfect components for a good fish taco recipe, and we came to the conclusion that it needs a good blackened fish, a flavorful, crunchy slaw & a cool avocado topping. So I am sharing the recipe today & giving you a fair warning that you may need to make a quick run to the grocery store! πŸ˜‰

For the fish // 
4-5 tilapia filets
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like it!)
2 tbsp olive oil
10-12 corn tortillas
For the slaw // 
1/4 red cabbage, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro
juice of 1 lime 

For the avocado sauce //
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cilantro
juice of 1 lime
sprinkle of sea salt

Directions //
1. Combine ingredients for avocado sauce in a food processor or blender, blend until thoroughly mixed & set aside in fridge to chill.
2. Combine ingredients for slaw in a small bowl, mix well & set aside.
3. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for fish seasoning. Sprinkle the mixture on to both sides of the fish & rub the seasoning in to coat each filet.
4. Heat skillet to medium-high heat, add olive oil & add each piece of fish once the pan has heated. Cook on each side for 5 minutes or until fish is cooked through and is flaking apart & outside looks blackened.
5. Heat a dozen corn tortillas in the same pan, or in the microwave. Break apart all of the fish into small pieces, add to the tortillas & top with slaw and sauce. 
6. Serve & enjoy (with margaritas if possible)!

If you try these, I would love to know what you think of them! They’ll probably be on our weekend menu, and taste just as good on the grill instead of the skillet!! πŸ™‚ 
Hope you are having a happy week so far!! XO
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26 Comments

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    Nia Kamau
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Looks amazing! Definitely have to try this one.

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    Milena
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    We just made our favorite taco recipe ever yesterday- honey tequila lime shrimp tacos, but we actually already have all the ingredients for these, so going to try it tonight!

    Plus, any excuse to drink tequila πŸ˜‰

    β™‘
    Milena

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    Stephanie Wilhite
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Those look amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Jen
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I love fish tacos! Thank you for the recipe it sounds great, can't wait to try it πŸ™‚

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    Ruth Maldonado
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Sounds delish!

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    Amanda @ More Like Me
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I have always wanted to make fish tacos but have never cooked fish before, so have always been a bit hesitant. I am going to try these! I'm on the 21 Day Fix and just bought some tilapia so we'll see how it goes!

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    Trista & Chris
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    looks delish. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    Kierra Kaiserman
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    YUM!!! Putting this on the menu! Thanks!

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    The Girl who Loved to Write
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I love fish tacos, and these sound perfect! And I agree, they should always be served with margaritas!

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    Amy Allen
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Will def. be trying this! Thank you for sharing!

    Can you tell me where you got the adorable "sea salt" mason jar?? Def. a must have!

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    Lauren Elizabeth
    July 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    This recipe looks great! (And thank you for the "real" counter shot! :] Messy cutting board, slew of containers, flower petals and all!)

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    Nicole Porter
    July 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Yum!!! We make the same ones:) we also sub plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in the avocado sauce:) sooo good!!!

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    Melanie H.
    July 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Just tried this with shrimp – YUM! Thanks for the quick and easy dinner!

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    Laurie
    July 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    OMG! Made these on the grill and WOW! They were delicious! I always love a meal that looks complicated but is so simple to make!!

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    Brittney
    July 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I must try these!

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    Anonymous
    July 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I'm SO going to be cooking this in the future! thanks for the recipe! BTW, what camera do you use? your photos are always so nice! πŸ™‚

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    Allison
    July 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I've been looking for a good fish taco recipe (and one that isn't fried!). Totally trying yours out VERY soon! Yum!

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    A Girl's Journal
    July 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    The pictures are slaying and the recipes look so simple, will definitely try :p xx

    http://girlsjournal95.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Monica E
    July 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I was thinking the same thing about the counter!! Love it. That's my kind of cooking πŸ™‚ #reallife

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    catherine
    July 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I tried your recipe yesterday. It was very good. Our guest loved it!

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    Emily S
    July 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Yummy! We made these last night and they were delish!

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    Emily S
    July 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Yummy! I made these last night and they were delish! We paired them with a grapefruit marg on the patio.

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    shannon swol
    July 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I just made this tonight and omg I want to bathe myself an avocado sauce

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    Marja
    July 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Perfect composition! It looks really unique and attractive and urges to eat

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    Jessica
    July 21, 2016 at 1:55 am

    I make a recipe like this and agree – it's fab!! Next time hit it with a little chipotle chili with adobo sauce (sold in a can). Either in the slaw or the dip. I know you guys love spicy — you will love it! Xx

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    Shauna
    July 26, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Made these tonight! They were super yummy! The fish was especially great. So easy! Thanks for sharing.

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