Weeknight Fish Tacos

Weeknight Fish Tacos

What’s that? Did someone say they are tired of the same old weeknight routine, cooking the same old things? ? It could have been the voices inside my own head, but I know I am not alone! When I hear that little battle cry from deep within my brain, I know it is time to combat the situation with Weeknight Fish Tacos. This quick and easy dinner is full of new flavors,
feeds a picky family, and is a great way to switch up the weeknight routine.

I am always looking for a forgiving meal that I can prepare in stages and allows me to multi-task as it comes together. First season the fish and bake it for 20 min. This allows time to prep the other parts of the meal, or put a baby to bed, or have a minute to yourself. The only other steps are mixing up the coleslaw and chopping a few things for the mango salsa. I buy a coleslaw mix, and you can skip the whole salsa-prep step if you buy store bought! I can get Weeknight Fish Tacos on the table in 30 minutes, and usually accomplish an additional task or two at the same time.

Weeknight Fish Tacos are my go-to meal for any Monday-Friday dinner, and are also suitable for company. Whenever things get busy, and my head starts spinning, I know it is time to add this one to the menu. But don’t wait until you start hearing voices in your own head. Give yourself a break and make Weeknight Fish Tacos this week!

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Weeknight Fish Tacos

Weeknight Fish Tacos are the go-to meal for when the week gets crazy, and you're sick of the slapping the same old dinner on the table.

Servings: 4
Ingredients
Fish
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/4 t chili powder
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 lb white fish, such as cod
  • 1-2 avocado(s), sliced
  • flour or corn tortillas
Mango Salsa
  • 1 1/2 c chopped mango
  • 1/2 c chopped red pepper
  • 1 lime juiced
  • zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 t sugar
  • 1 T minced onion
  • 2 T cilantro
Coleslaw
  • 2 c prepared coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 c mayo, or to taste
  • salt and pepper
  • a little lime juice or zest left from salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Place the fish in a baking dish with parchment paper. Brush the olive oil on the fish. Sprinkle the seasonings evenly over the fish. Bake for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

  2. While the fish is cooking, combine all of the salsa ingredients and refrigerate to let the flavors blend. Taste and adjust seasonings. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  3. Prepare the coleslaw by mixing ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasonings. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. When the fish is cooked, use a fork to break it into taco sized pieces.

  5. Place a tortilla on a plate. First spread coleslaw, then the fish, and top with mango salsa. Garnish with a squeeze of lime juice, cilantro, and sliced avocado.



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