I have never been a big fan of fish tacos that have one big piece of fried fish in them.  So when I came across this recipe by Katie Brown that called for sautéing the fish, I had to try it.  I have since made this dish many times and never get tired of it.  It was originally a Taco Salad but I figured it would work just as well wrapped in a soft flour tortilla.  Give it a try and see what you think.  This recipe serves 4.


For the fish:

2 pounds cod –  I use frozen cod from Costco

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons brown sugar

½ teaspoon each salt and pepper

Olive oil for sautéing


For the topping

1 cup salsa – I use a can of mild Rotel

Juice of two limes

½ can of black beans, rinsed and drained

2 green onions thinly sliced

¼ cup chopped cilantro

1 avocado, pitted and diced

Shredded lettuce

Flour tortillas

Sour Cream – optional


  1.  Rinse the fish and pat it dry.  Set aside
  2. In a bowl. Combine chili powder, brown sugar and salt and pepper.  Rub into fish on both sides.
  3. Heat a little oil in a large skillet, sauté the fish until it flakes easily.  Remove from heat.  Break in the fish into chunks.
  4. In a bowl,  combine the salsa, lime juice, black beans, green onions, cilantro and avocado.
  5. Divide the fish evenly among the tortillas.  Top with the salsa mixture, shredded lettuce and sour cream if desired.



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11 years ago

Sounds really ygood. I’m going to give this recipe a try.

Rebecca e. Parsons
11 years ago

sounds yummy…my sons brings home fish tacos all the time…he will love this recipe

Jules from A Little Bite of Life

I love fish tacos, so will enjoy this recipe!

Ellen Christian
11 years ago

That looks delicious! We do a lot of Mexican food here and I’ll have to give this a try soon.

11 years ago

These look amazing! I’ve never had fish tacos, but the combination of ingredients sounds wonderful.

Vanessa Nunley
11 years ago

We are a salsa/nacho/taco loving family and are going to have to give the fish tacos a try!

11 years ago

Wow- I would never think to use brown sugar with fish but I’ll bet that is amazing.