5 Spice Blackened Fish Tacos

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 tacos
Calories 307 kcal


Blacked Fish

  • 1 lb tilapia
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • olive oil cooking spray


  • 6 tortillas
  • 6 cup cilantro lime coleslaw
  • 3 tbsp chipotle lime crema
  • optional: fresh cilantro
  • optional: hot sauce


To make Blackened Fish

  1. First, you want to "dry" your fish so the seasoning will stick to it. To do this, place each filet onto a paper towel & pat filet until dry.

  2. Next, into a small bowl, add all of your dry seasoning ingredients. 

  3. Place your now dry tilapia filets onto a plate & evenly sprinkle your spices over the filets. Flip once the first side is seasoned and repeat the process until all of your spices have been used. 

  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with olive oil cooking spray when you are ready to add your fish.

  5. Add 2-3 tilapia filets to your pan then pan fry your filets for 3-4 minutes on each side until completely cooked.

  6. Remove filets from pan, cook any additional filets then set aside until it is time to make your tacos.

Fish Taco Assembly

  1. Heat a tortilla over medium heat in a non-stick pan to give your tortilla a good crisp.

  2. Next, add 1/2-1 cup of Cilantro Lime Coleslaw to each tortilla (depending on your preference).

  3. Top the coleslaw with 1/2-1 filet of blacked tilapia.

  4. Drizzle on about 1 tbsp worth of Chipotle Lime Crema.

  5. Garnish with cilantro & a splash of hot sauce (my favorite is this one from Tijuana Flats). Serve & enjoy!