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! 😉

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!! 🙂 
Hope you are having a happy week so far!! XO

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  1. 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 😉


  2. 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!

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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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