The Blackened Seasoning Recipe makes these Blackened Fish Tacos a delicious weeknight meal. Serve in corn tortillas and top with amazing slaw for a crowd pleasing recipe.

Fish Tacos in a taco stand topped with slaw mixture
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We love making these fish tacos on the Blackstone, but they can also be made on the stovetop in a cast iron skillet. The fish comes out tender, juicy and with the perfect texture. Change up Taco Tuesday and make these delicious tacos.

The blackened seasoning makes the fish taste even better. You can even use the blackened seasoning on these recipes – Blackstone Blackened Mahi Mahi, Blackstone Blackened Tilapia and Blackstone Blackened Salmon Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

Fish and tacos go together perfectly. I love that I can make my favorite restaurant menu item at home with this simple recipe. These tacos are ready in less than 15 minutes which them perfect for a weeknight meal.

These fish tacos can be made in a variety of ways and served with your favorite sides for a complete meal idea.

Ingredients

  • White Fish Filets – Make with cod, tilapia, or halibut
  • Avocado oil – Use any type of high smoke point oil
  • Corn Tortillas – You can even make Homemade Flour Tortillas

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Slaw Mixture – Feel free to make the slaw mixture with other ingredients and spices. For a healthier option, substitute the mayo with Greek yogurt.
  • Seasoning – We love the Blackened seasoning, but you can substitute or add any other spices. The combination of paprika, dried thyme, oregano, chili powder and garlic powder. We usually start with about ½ teaspoon of each and add more to taste. You can even use a Cajun seasoning for a delicious variation. For a extra kick in the seasoning add in ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

How to Make Blackened Fish Tacos

Mayonnaise in a bowl with salt and pepper shakers and a bowl of honey on the side

Step 1 – In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lime juice, honey, salt, and black pepper to make the slaw dressing.

Red cabbage, carrots, and chopped cilantro in a bowl topped with the sauce mixture

Step 2 – In a large bowl, combine the shredded red cabbage, carrots, and chopped cilantro. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Set the slaw aside in the refrigerator while you prepare the fish.

  • Step 3 – Preheat the Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat.
  • Step 4 – Cut the fish filets into 1-inch wide strips and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle the blackening seasoning over the fish and toss to coat evenly.
Cut up fish in a bowl with a side of blackened seasoning in a bowl

Step 5 – Drizzle avocado oil on the hot griddle and add the seasoned fish strips. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the fish is blackened and cooked through.

Fish tacos in a taco stand topped with slaw mixture

Step 6 – Warm the corn tortillas on the griddle for about 30 seconds on each side. To assemble the tacos, place a piece of blackened fish on each warm tortilla and top with a generous amount of slaw blend.

  • Step 7 – Serve the Blackstone Blackened Fish Tacos with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the tacos.

Recipe Tips

  • Type of Fish – I recommend choosing a white fish fillets like cod or tilapia for its mild taste and firm texture, which stands up well to the bold flavors of blackening seasoning. This way, you get a nice spicy crust without losing the fish’s delicate flavor. You can also use halibut.
  • Preparing Fish – We recommend cutting the fish about the same size so it cooks evenly. It only takes about 3 minutes on each side to cook so make sure to not overcook.
  • Cooking Methods – We love cooking the fish on the griddle, but you can also cook in a pan on the stovetop.
Fish tacos in a taco stand topped with slaw mixture

Serving Suggestions

This taco recipes is even better topped with the slaw mixture, but you can even top with cotija cheese, a mango salsa or a simple sauce. When I make these fish tacos on the Blackstone, I love to make my side dishes on the griddle for an easy cleanup.

These are some of our favorites.

Fish tacos in corn tortillas topped with slaw mixture

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover Fish Tacos

We recommend storing the leftover separately in an airtight container in the fridge. This keeps the ingredients fresh and not soggy for up to 3-4 days.

What other Meat Can I Use?

If you prefer, you can make this recipe with other types of meat. We have used this blackened seasoning to make chicken tacos.

How to Reheat Fish Tacos

You can easy reheat the tacos in the microwave in 30 second increments.

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If you make this Blackstone Blackened Fish Tacos Recipe, please leave us a comment or a star review. We love to hear from you.

Blackened Fish Tacos

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The Blackened Seasoning Recipe makes these Blackened Fish Tacos a delicious weeknight meal. Serve in corn tortillas and top with amazing slaw for a crowd pleasing recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 416

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds white fish filets such as cod, tilapia, or halibut
  • 2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 8-10 corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges for serving

Slaw:

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper to make the slaw dressing.
  • In a large bowl, combine the shredded red cabbage, carrots, and chopped cilantro. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Set the slaw aside in the refrigerator while you prepare the fish.
  • Preheat the Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat.
  • Cut the fish filets into 1-inch wide strips and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle the blackening seasoning over the fish and toss to coat evenly.
  • Drizzle avocado oil on the hot griddle and add the seasoned fish strips. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the fish is blackened and cooked through.
  • Warm the corn tortillas on the griddle for about 30 seconds on each side.
  • To assemble the tacos, place a piece of blackened fish on each warm tortilla and top with a generous amount of slaw.
  • Serve the Blackstone Blackened Fish Tacos with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the tacos.

Recipe Notes

I recommend choosing a white fish like cod or tilapia for its mild taste and firm texture, which stands up well to the bold flavors of blackening seasoning. This way, you get a nice spicy crust without losing the fish’s delicate flavor. You can also use halibut.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 416kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 33g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 8g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 737mg, Potassium 807mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 80IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 71mg, Iron 1mg

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