These baked fish tacos are THE best and absolutely fool proof. I’ll confess here and now that I made these without issue after a virtual happy hour in which I had two pretty strong margaritas! Hence the lack of photos lol. (More to come, after I make these again)
I am always searching for recipes that provide that extra crispiness whether for fish or chicken but without the frying part and these are shatteringly crunchy!
Use any firm white fish. I used Cod here and it turned out perfectly and the secret to the extra crispiness is the toasted panko (japanese breadcrumbs), so don’t skip that step! It literally takes 5-7 minutes and all you have to do is put breadcrumbs onto a cookie sheet and pop into your oven which is already pre-heating. Come on! 😉
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|Prep Time||15 Minutes|
|Cook Time||20 Minutes (aprox)|
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or mayo
- 1 tsp chipotle chile in adobo sauce or to taste
- 1 tablespoon Lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Fish Tacos
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons chili powder*
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
- 1 large egg whisked
- 1 1/2 pounds firm white fish such as cod or halibut, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 12 small Flour or corn tortillas
Chipotle Crema & Fish
- To Make The Chipotle Crema: Combine yogurt (or mayo), chipotles in adobo sauce, lime juice and salt to taste. Set aside until ready to use. Note: If you want to add canned chipotles, simply blitz all ingredients in a small food processor.
- Heat oven to 375°F. Spread the panko out in an even layer on a medium baking sheet*. Bake for 5-7 minutes, giving the pan a little shake halfway through, until the panko is toasted and golden brown. (Keep an eye on them! You don’t want them to get too dark)
- Add chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, to a medium bowl. Add toasted panko to that same bowl and whisk to combine. Prepare a parchment-covered baking sheet.
- Now for the dredging. Place beaten egg in a shallow bowl. Dip your piece of fish in the egg, letting the excess drip off and press into the panko mixture to coat fully. Transfer fish to the baking sheet. Repeat with all of the pieces of fish.
- Bake the fish for 10-15 mins depending on thickness or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Transfer fish to a wire rack and allow to cool slightly while you prep your other ingredients for assembly.
- Place fish in a dish and using a fork, flake into smaller pieces. Assembly: Fill a tortilla with a few spoonfuls of slaw/lettuce if using, followed by the fish, and any desired toppings. Drizzle with the chipotle crema and lime. Serve immediately & enjoy 🙂