Cinco de Mayo just happened. You’re probably tired of Mexican food, but let’s be honest Corona and Guacamole don’t really qualify as Mexican food. That doesn’t really qualify as food. That’s a snack.
And it’s Tuesday. Taco Tuesday. How about some tacos?
Trust me. You need these tacos in your life.
I remember the first time I ate these tacos. Jesse made them for me, pretty early on in our relationship, and I was skeptical. But I swear it was love at first bite. I’m talking about the tacos here.
Ever since that first time, I’ve probably had them a dozen times with a million variations: shrimp, chicken, etc.
But these are the best.
Chipotle Fish Tacos
3 pieces of tilapia, cut into small pieces
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 an onion, diced
1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro
Juice of 1/2 lime
salt and pepper
1-2 cups cabbage, thinly sliced
1 diced tomato
1/4 cup mayo
1 tbsp sriracha*
a few lime wedges
1 avocado sliced
Heat oil in the pan. Add 1/4 of onion (so you’ll have 1/4 of onion left for putting on the tacos) and cook for a few mins. Add fish and chipotle (depending on how hot you want it use 1-2 or more, for less spice just use the adobo sauce, not the chile itself), cook for a few minutes until fish is no longer translucent. Stir in juice of 1/2 lime, about a tablespoon of cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Stir together sriracha and mayo. Thin out with some lime juice or water. Depending on how spicy you like it, the ratio of sriracha to mayo might be different for you. Add a bit, try it and add more if you’d like.
Now you can start assembling your tacos (this recipe will make about 6 tacos). Heat up your tortillas. Start by laying some fish in the center.
Then you add your ingredients of choice. We like to have it all on a plate at the table and assemble as we go.
Lay on the cabbage, tomato, onion, cilantro and avocado.
Then drizzle with sriracha mayo. Squirt with a wedge of lime and devour.
That’s exactly what I do. I devour these, because they’re amazing.
Happy Taco Tuesday! What’s your favorite kind of taco?
I love fish tacos, but I think shrimp tacos are my favorite.
11 thoughts on “Chipotle Fish Tacos”
Totally down for taco Tuesday. Also, sweet potato tacos via Thug Kitchen.
For some reason, I cannot get behind sweet potato or potato tacos. They just rub me the wrong way. If vegetarian, tacos should have beans in my book.
Maybe you could be convinced of sweet potato and black beans? Because THAT is a fabulous combo in my book. On or off tacos.
i could eat tacos everyday. same goes for guacamole! awesome recipe 🙂
Oh my gosh this sounds SO good! Sounds like something I’d get at a restaurant! Sriracha mayo? Sign me up NOW. 🙂 It’s something somewhat simple but it just looks like it’d be the best taco in the world!!!!
Right?! The Sriracha Mayo really does it for me. Takes it from a regular taco to an OH-WOW taco.
fish tacos are the jam! i’ve never had siracha mayo before but i’ll have to try recreating this. and of course no taco is complete without some avocado.
Well, these tacos would go right to the top of my favorite taco list.
Also, I love tacos so much I’m making two different kinds this week!