fish fiesta for two.

by Janetha on April 28, 2011

in meals

hey guys! i just wanted to take a minute and post my fish tacos from last night. they were nothing short of amazing and i just have to share the simple recipe (if you can call it that) with you all.

i had never made fish tacos at home, but they are a restaurant favorite of mine. because i was able to make them myself, they ended up being healthy, no-sugar-added and AMAZING.



  • 1/2 – 3/4 lb fresh opah (or other flaky fish)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 3 limes
  • 1/4 head of cabbage (any color), chopped
  • small bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ~ 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • one avocado, mashed
  • ~1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • ~1/2 cup salsa
  • enough cheese for sprinkling
  • a can of black beans for a side dish
  • 6-8 corn tortillas (depending on how hungry your husband is)



i coated both sides of the fish in olive oil, the juice of one lime and the old bay seasoning, then lined a pan with foil and placed the fish in the center.


i popped the fish into my oven with the broil set to high.

then i got to work on the fixins.

for the cabbage slaw, i simply combined the cabbage, cilantro and juice of one lime.

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tossed it together and that’s it! it was ready.


the greek yogurt, mashed avocado, pico de gallo and salsa are real difficult.. they all have the same directions: place in condiment bowl with a spoon.

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whew, that was tough!

tortilla time! so glad i found these locally made, sugar free corn tortillas!


i heated each one briefly in a cast iron skillet—but i am sure a microwave would do the trick.


once the fish was cooked through, i flaked it with a fork.


i diced the final lime into quarters to serve with the tacos.


and put some mexican cheese in a little dish.. i just used this cheese because i had it on hand, although cotijo would have been delicious!


i warmed the black beans and served them as a side dish, because fiber is our friend.

assembly time!

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the assembly process is all about personal preference. i did it in this order: greek yogurt, avocado, pico, salsa, fish, cabbage slaw, lime.


these fish tacos did not disappoint.


i am so glad i branched out and made a restaurant meal at home! this meal came together in less than twenty minutes and the tacos ended up being more delicious than most restaurant fish tacos i’ve tried.


is there anything you always order at restaurants but have never made at home? what’s holding you back?


what popular restaurant items do you make at home?

xo. janetha g.

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valmarant April 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Those look amazing!

Freckled Foodie May 2, 2011 at 5:53 am

mmm! i have never tried fish tacos…do you think it would work with tilapia? i’ve never seen opah in a store… :)


janetha May 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

Yes any flaky fish will do!

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