Tacos and fish go very nicely together. A warm tortilla and some blackened Mahi Mahi or other white fish is the perfect easy dinner of fish tacos.
Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with A Yummy Homemade Creamy Avocado Sauce
If you love fish and you love tacos, you will double-love these delicious, blackened fish tacos for an easy family meal.
Taco Seasoning: Make extra taco seasoning to store for future use. Just store in an airtight container. If you don’t have time to make your own seasoning, keep a packet of taco seasoning on hand to make these super-delicious tacos.
An easy dinner that is healthy and delicious.
- 18-20 oz. mahi-mahi or other firm white fish
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper* * Adjust amount of cayenne to reach desired level of heat
- 3 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 cup. red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon spicy Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- 4-5 large radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 8 8 inch corn or flour tortillas
To prepare the coleslaw, add the sliced cabbage and shredded carrot to a large, non-reactive bowl. Whisk the Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, ground cumin, Dijon mustard, and lime juice together in a smaller bowl and pour over top of the vegetables. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Set aside.
Combine the ingredients for the Blackened seasoning in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
Rub both sides of the fish with melted butter.
Generously season both sides of the mahi-mahi with the blackened seasoning and rub to cover the entire fish and to make sure it adheres well. Carefully slice the fish into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
Add the olive oil to a large cast iron or other skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add the seasoned fish and cook until opaque and flakey, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.
To serve, evenly divide the creamy coleslaw and blackened fish between the 8 tortillas. Top with the sliced radishes and fresh cilantro leaves. If desired, drizzle some Creamy Avocado Sauce on top. Enjoy!
Use a Bag of Coleslaw! Time-Saving Tip: Use 1 (12-oz.) bag of shredded coleslaw mix instead of the sliced vegetables to reduce prep time. It’s still delicious but just saves time.
How to Make Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish
Rub both sides of the fish with melted butter. Fry the seasoned fish in a hot skillet. Heat the oil in the skillet before adding the fish. The seasonings coating the fish will be cooked quickly and turn a dark brown color.
Cook fish in olive oil until fish turns opaque. While fish is cooking, start preparing the creamy avocado sauce.
How to Make the Creamy Avocado Sauce for Fish Tacos –
Creamy Avocado Sauce
1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
1 ripe medium avocado, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced|
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 tablespoon fresh lime juice*
salt and black pepper, to taste
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. (*Add additional lime juice, if necessary, to reach desired consistency). Taste and adjust seasonings, to taste.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days. Enjoy!
Drilled sauce over fish tacos. Fresh radishes give these Blackened Fish Tacos a little bit of extra crunch! Don’t leave them out.
You can also use a simple white cod fish to make your own delicious fish tacos.
What to Serve with Mahi Blackened Fish Tacos?
Yummy Parmesan Potatoes makes a great side dish for any fish tacos.