Cod Fish Tacos

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5 from 11 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

This Cod Fish Tacos recipe is so addictive. The cod is lightly seasoned and pan seared. They have everything that your family will love. They are irresistible, quick and easy dinner.

This Cod Fish Tacos recipe works because they are fast, economical, fun and the fish comes out flakey and delicious. Additionally, they have the added bonus of being adapted by adding different and unique toppings.

Like fish and want more fun and unique ways to prepare it? Check these fish dishes.


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What We Love About These Cod Fish Tacos

The fish taco recipe features cod. Cod is known for its mild, milk like flavor and also has a firm, flaky texture, making it perfect for tacos. If you wan to know the best way to pick fresh fish, check here.

  • 15 Minute Meal: Perfect for when you do not have a lot of time to prepare dinner.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone can put their own spin on their taco making it perfect for everyone.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
closeup on the fish taco.

Ingredient Notes

  • 6 Cod Fillets: Or whatever type of fresh fish you might enjoy such as mahi mahi or tilapia.
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend: This is the perfect blend of salt, black pepper, garlic powder etc. all in the same bowl.
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil: Or other light vegetable oil.
  • 10 Taco Shells: Flour tortillas or corn tortillas.
  • 1 bunch Spinach: I like to use pre-washed baby spinach
Plate of uncooked talapia for tilapia fish tacos

Equipment Needed

How to Make Cod Tacos

These are the basic steps for making fish cod tacos. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information.

Tilapia Fish Tacos

STEP 1: PREPARE FISH

Season cod fillets with House Seasoning Blend and then add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat. Next, add filets to hot pan and cook on each side 3-4 minutes.

STEP 2: BUILD TACO

Next, take off heat and place fish on spare plate.Add spinach to taco shell.

STEP 3: FINISH TACO

Finally, add fist to taco shell and then top with all your favorite toppings or fish taco sauce.

Prep and Storage Tips Cod for Fish Tacos

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Fish cod tacos only take a few minutes. Therefore, you can cut all your vegetables and store them in airtight containers in the fridge until ready to serve.

HOW TO STORE THIS FISH COD TACOS RECIPE

Again, store the sides and toppings in airtight containers and make the fish fresh for the tacos.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE?

Truly it is very easy try a corn tortilla or gluten free tortilla.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FISH?

Of course, try a tilapia fillet, swordfish, snapper or even halibut or other seafood.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Always, adjust the recipe card below for the amount of tacos that you need.

WHAT CAN I TOP MY FISH TACOS WITH?

Anything that you like such as:chopped tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro,greek yogurt, sour cream, lime wedges for a splash of fresh lime juice.

a plate of tilapia fish tacos with lettuce

Expert Tips for Making This Fish Taco Cod Fish Recipe

  • Add Cheese: Really any kind you like but try Cotija or mexican blend.
  • Short cut tip: Buy premade Pico de Gallo, salsa or pre cut vegetables.
  • Variation tip: Use different spice blends for example:Homemade Fajita Seasoning or Homemade Taco Seasoning.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Grill your fish on an outdoor or indoor grill or bake in the oven on a baking sheet if you prefer.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a sour cream alternative and/or omit the cheese or switch it up for a dairy free option.
  • Slaw: Fish Tacos taste great with cabbage slaw, my favorite Sriracha Slaw.
  • Extra Seasoning: If your family likes it hot, try adding a few hotter spice blends or even make your own with chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper etc for your cod filets.
  • Fresh Herbs: It is always nice to finish with something fresh, try Cilantro or Parsley

What to Serve with this Cod Fish Tacos Recipe

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Tilapia fish tacos in crispy shells with lime wedges
5 from 11 votes

Cod Fish Taco Recipe

Yield: 10 tacos
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
These Cod Fish Tacos are so addictive. They have everything that your family will love. They are irresistible, fun and a quick and easy dinner.
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Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Season fish with House Seasoning Blend. 
  • Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat.  
  • Add filets to hot pan and cook on each side 3-4 minutes.
  • Take off heat and place fish on spare plate.
  • Add spinach to taco shell
  • Flake half a filet for each taco.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Cheese: Really any kind you like but try Cotija or mexican blend.
  • Short cut tip: Buy premade Pico de Gallo, salsa or precut vegetables.
  • Variation tip: Use different spice blends for example:Homemade Fajita Seasoning or Homemade Taco Seasoning.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Grill your fish on an outdoor or indoor grill or bake in the oven if you prefer.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a sour cream alternative and/or omit the cheese or switch it up for a dairy free option.
  • Slaw: Fish Tacos taste great with slaw, my favorite Sriracha Slaw
  • Extra Seasoning: If your family likes it hot, try adding a few hotter spice blends
  • Fresh Herbs: It is always nice to finish with something fresh, try Cilantro or Parsley

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3188IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute, fish, taco

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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2 thoughts on “Cod Fish Tacos”

  1. 5 stars
    These were so easy and I loved the addition of spinach! We also added diced tomatoes and avocado ranch dressing. They were spectacular! Thank you for the easy recipe!

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