Fast, Easy Mind-blowing Fish Tacos
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Serves: 4 tacos
Easy and healthy fish tacos that can be made gluten and dairy free.
  • For the tacos:
  • 1 to 1.5 pounds wild cod or any flaky white fish
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ - 1 tsp salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • juice of a lime (more or less) or a couple drops lime essential oil
  1. Make the marinade: combine olive oil, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, lime, and salt in a bowl and submerge and coat the fish. Top with freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Leave for 7-8 minutes, then flip the fish and coat and leave an additional 7-8 minutes.
  3. Heat non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp coconut oil. I added a little butter too for flavor.
  4. When skillet is hot, add fish skin-side down (or if it's skinless, just guess which side the skin was on. You'll probably guess right).
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip. Cook an additional 2-5 minutes. Totally depends on your stove, but total cooking time ranges from 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Fish will be flaky but not tough. Remove from heat and let it rest for a few minutes while you heat the tortillas.
  7. It will continue cooking while it rests, so remove it right before you think it's finished cooking. Drizzle pan sauce over it while it rests.
Recipe by Mary Vance, NC at