These Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos are the perfect meal to whip up on a busy weeknight. Full of chunky tilapia, red cabbage slaw, and pico de gallo served on warm corn tortillas, this recipe was a huge hit and it’s so simple. You can have a delicious dinner in under 20 minutes!
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We went on a cruise for the holidays last December and one of our stops was Cozumel, Mexico. While touring Cozumel, we visited this outside eatery that served the best fish tacos I’ve ever had. Of course, it helps that the restaurant has access to an abundance of fresh fish. I wish we would have tried the baked coconut shrimp also!
I’ve tried to make fish tacos at home by following a Food Network star’s recipe and ended up not liking the results. I’ve actually tried a couple of recipes that left me disappointed. But after having the best tacos ever in Cozumel, I was determined to find a recipe good enough to enjoy at home.
I don’t share many savory dishes on my site. But I do like to sneak one in every now and then, especially if it’s something that can be baked. And since these tacos were such a huge hit, I just had to share them. They are made with my favorite brand of frozen seafood and the entire meal takes less than 20 minutes. Sounds like the perfect dinner, don’t you think?
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Choosing the best seafood for fish tacos:
- I’m very picky when it comes to frozen seafood and I can’t stomach it if it smells fishy. That’s why I was stoked to find Bumble Bee SuperFresh®. It really lives up to the super fresh part of the name! There’s absolutely no fishy smell and it tastes amazing. Bumble Bee SuperFresh® goes
straight from freezer to oven without thawing. This eliminates any odor that’s associated with thawing fish. The fish stays frozen from the time it’s harvested until it hits your oven, making it taste and smell fresh.
- The complete line of Bumble Bee SuperFresh® is naturally seasoned, of restaurant quality, and you can enjoy it at home. It raises the bar on what’s expected from frozen seafood. I am now hooked and will not be buying any other frozen seafood. It’s that GOOD guys!!
- For the fish tacos, I wanted to try the Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Tilapia with Lemon, Pepper, and Herbs. Lemon combined with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, shallots, and black pepper bring out the clean, fresh flavor of premium tilapia. And the fresh lemon really makes a difference in the quality of taste. The fish come with their own parchment paper to be baked in, leaving it ultra moist and flaky. And get this, there’s literally no cleanup and the fish is ready in less than 20 minutes. Winning!!
To turn this fish into an entire meal for dinner I decided once again to give homemade fish tacos a try and boy was this an epic meal. We ate it for lunch and then again for dinner.
I made a simple red cabbage slaw to serve over the fish, then topped it with pico de gallo and sour cream. Serve it inside warm corn tortilla shells with fresh cilantro and you will think you are eating fish tacos at a restaurant in Mexico!
Make the slaw and prep the toppings while the fish bakes and dinner will be on the table for your family in 20 minutes. Who doesn’t like a quick meal during a busy work week?!
Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos
- 1 (8 ounce) package Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Tilapia wth LemonPepper and Herbs
- 6-8 soft corn tortillas warmed
- 1 and 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage, about 1/4 of a small cabbage
- 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pico de gallo, optional
- sour cream, optional
- chopped cilantro, optional
- Cook the fish according to the package directions.
- Meanwhile, make the slaw. Add the cabbage, onion, and cilantro to a medium bowl. Pour the lemon juice and oil over the top. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to evenly coat.
- Break the cooked fish into bite-sized pieces. Fill each tortilla shell with fish and slaw. Add the toppings if desired.