Really Good Fish Tacos


Miami is a gold mine when looking for fish tacos. But for some reason, I have not been able to taste that one that has knocked me off my socks. This is one of the reasons I love to cook at home and experiment.  My husband is a boater and loves the water, so naturally the love of seafood goes hand-in-hand.  The start to a great fish taco is the star ingredient, the fish! You also need a good sauce, a great shell and some crunch. This recipe delivers on all of the above.  The fish is Corvina which is a white tender meat fish that resembles Sea Bass, it’s delicious. The great sauce is a homemade pico de gallo that is fresh and tangy and full of flavor. The shell can be soft or had, or even both and the crunch comes from the broccoli slaw. This is a must try recipe!


Really Good Fish Tacos


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What you will need

  • 1.5 pounds Corvina Fish
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
  • Broccoli slaw (for crunch)
  • Soft and/or hard taco shells
  • Pico de gallo:
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes (cut in half and then in 3's)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (diced small)
  • 2 shallots (cut in half and then sliced thin)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

How to Make it

  1. Mix all the cumin, paprika, tumeric, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and cinnamon sugar in a small bowl
  2. Season the Corvina well on both sides
  3. On a non-stick pan on medium heat add the olive oil and sear the fish on both sides until well cooked (about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness)
  4. Remove fish from pan and cut into chuncks
  5. Assemble taco with the pico de gallo and the slaw (you can also top with hot sauce, avocado, sour cream, cheese, and anything else you like)
  6. Pico De Gallo:
  7. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, shallots, cilantro, salt, pepper and lime juice in a medium size bowl and mix well