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12 Fish Taco Recipes to Try at Home

Fish tacos are way too much of a pain to cook at home, right? Nope. From spicy shrimp to beer-battered tilapia to grilled salmon, fish tacos are actually really easy to whip up whenever your heart desires. Now, the tough part: beer or margaritas?

15 Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly with Tacos


Beer-battered Crispy Fish Tacos With Cilantro Crema

Believe it or not, you can have dinner on the table in 45 minutes. (Coterie member Charlene Thomas, you’re our hero.)

Crispy Baked Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

Lighten up this dish by baking the tilapia and topping it with cabbage slaw. It’s so healthy, it’s practically a salad.

Coconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos With Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa

Mahi mahi (aka dorado) is our go-to for tacos. And you really can’t go wrong when it’s topped with chunks of tequila-soaked watermelon and jalapeños.

Alaska Rockfish Tacos

Slather on the cumin, chili powder and garlic. (We’re coming over for dinner, Coterie member Katie Workman.)

Spicy Fish Tacos

Heat up Taco Tuesday with a little help from Heidi Larsen. Her spicy tilapia fish tacos combine smoked paprika, jalapeño, cotija cheese and avocado.

Zucchini Rajas Salmon Tacos

You don’t normally find zucchini and salmon in tacos, but that’s what makes this dish from Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp so unique (and full of omega-3s).

Grilled Tilapia Tacos

The light and flaky tilapia soaks up the flavors of the marinade, so stock up on the white fish for the inevitable taco night. This ceviche-inspired version includes citrus juice, oregano and cilantro.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa

Close your eyes and you’re at the beach. The sweet mango balances out the heat from the cayenne pepper-spiced shrimp and diced jalapeños.


Paleo Fish Tacos

Dieters, rejoice: These babies are battered with cassava flour and served with gluten-free tortillas.

Blackened Salmon Tacos With Forbidden Rice And Mango Guacamole

Coterie member Monique Volz makes her tacos a little healthier, thanks to forbidden rice, grilled salmon and guacamole. (And they’re so tasty, you won’t even realize they're packed with good-for-you ingredients.)

Vietnamese Fish Tacos With Quick Pickled Carrots And Daikon

Put an Asian spin on taco night by adding Vietnamese flavors like fish sauce, daikon and carrot. It has all the beloved freshness of a fish taco with some added tang.

Fish Taco Salad

Sometimes, you just want to eat a big bowl of toppings. That’s why we’re throwing this fish taco salad into the mix for good measure. It’s all the ingredients you love, minus the extra carbs.