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Tilapia Tacos

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Tilapia Tacos

Gotta love these healthy, fresh, and flavorful fish tacos!

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Tilapia Tacos


teaspoon chili powder
teaspoon salt
teaspoon cumin
teaspoon cayenne powder
tablespoon olive oil
large tilapia filets
Old El Paso™ taco shells
handful lettuce or cole slaw
avocado, diced
limes, cut into wedges


  • 1 In a small bowl, whisk together chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne together until blended. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the tilapia filets, coating both sides.
  • 2 Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add filets and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Remove from heat, and break up the fish into smaller pieces with a fork.
  • 3 Portion the fish evenly into the bottom of the four taco shells, then layer with lettuce, avocado, and then sprinkle with lime juice to taste. Serve immediately.

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Easy Tilapia Tacos  

As prepared by Gimme Some Oven

There’s a reason why fish tacos are a favorite!

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you all today…because I am seriously nuts about fish tacos.

They are one of my all-time favorite meals to make, partly because they can be ready to go in less than 20 minutes, and partly because they’re healthy and fresh. But mostly I love fish tacos because they are just so good. Like, SO good!

I have taught a handful of friends over the years how to make fish tacos, and I always recommend they start with tilapia. It’s a great mild fish, inexpensive, and really easy to cook.

So here’s the how-to for one of my favorite quick and easy recipes:


Old El Paso taco shells

Start with some Old El Paso taco shells. I love how they’re slightly flat on the bottom so that they stand up! Great for presentation!


Fish ready to fry

To prepare the fish, season it on both sides with a mix of chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne.


Frying fish

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan, and then add the fish. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from heat, and then break up the fish into bite-sized pieces.


Tilapia Tacos, ready to eat

Portion the fish out into the taco shells, then layer with lettuce and avocado and sprinkle with lots of lime juice. Enjoy!

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