The Easiest Fish Tacos

IMG_0070I asked and you told! On facebook yesterday, I was wondering what recipe you all would prefer: easy dinner or 3 ingredient amazeballs treat. Guess which one you picked?!

Easy dinner!

I’m all about easy dinners these days since I’m exhausted and have 2 kids to take care of now. Who knew babies were so much work?

Hypothetical question….don’t answer that.

It takes a village. This is something I’m learning.

Anyways, here is how I made these….hold onto your hats. These are kind of crazy easy.

IMG_0005So, these all start with store bought fish sticks. These were beer battered halibut pieces from Trader Joes. Really tasty. Throw these into the oven to get crispy and golden.

IMG_0017While the fish is cooking, stir up a little taco sauce. All this is is equal parts mayo to sour cream with a little lime juice and taco seasoning. See? Easy peasy. Stir this together until smooth and set aside.

IMG_0027Your fish should still be cooking, so you can stir up a little salad. All that is in here is a can of black beans, a can of corn, diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, more lime juice with a little salt and pepper. YUM.

IMG_0019Also grab some lettuce

IMG_0008and tortillas. Now we can assemble 🙂

IMG_0064Here’s how she blows: tortilla, fish, lettuce, salad, avocado, sauce. Shovel that baby into your mouth and proceed to eat 14 more. You know you want to 🙂

Super tasty, super EASY and it won’t break the bank. My idea of a great dinner. Here’s the printable–

Have a great day!

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The Easiest Fish Tacos

If you love tacos as much as I do, then these will be a big hit at your house, just like they were at mine!

Yield: 4 servings; 8 tacos

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Ingredients:

  • 8 pieces frozen prepared fish sticks {got mine at trader joes}
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • lettuce
  • avocado
  • for the sauce:
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • juice of 1 lime
  • for the salad:
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can sweet corn, drained
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • chopped cilantro, to taste
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook fish sticks according to package directions until golden and crispy.
  2. While fish is cooking, make the sauce: stir all ingredients together until smooth.
  3. For the salad, stir all ingredients together until evenly mixed.
  4. To assemble, place 1 piece of fish onto 1 tortilla and top with salad, sauce, lettuce and avocado. Serve.

 

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  1. Love this! It does take a village, and Trader Joe’s is definitely a part of that village! 🙂 These tacos look lovely and I especially love the avocados and that creamy sauce… YUM.

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  2. Came here after reading all of Heidi’s kind words about your blog – and she was so right! Happy I found (or re-found) it!!! And these fish tacos sounds amazing!!! Totally need to try making them asap.

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  3. Just discover your blog. They look yummy. Tacos are a firm fave with my kids (and me!)

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  4. Yum! I’ve done something similar but dear ol’ TJ’s also has a Cilantro dressing that I’ve used instead of the sauce. Not necessarily as scratch-made but after chasing both kids, sometimes the bottle (dressing) is a necessity for me. : ) Can’t wait to try it with the sauce you use.

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  5. Love me so tacos!!! These are perfect! Quick,easy and delicious!

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  6. Easy or not, I have no idea how you are keeping up with all of this with a brand new baby in the house. These kinds of recipes are what get us through the week! Looks great 🙂

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  7. Looks insanely easy and very delicious! I’m gonna have to check those fish sticks out the next time i’m at the joes.

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  8. I am loving this short cut! I haven’t tried TJ’s fish sticks yet, but now you have me wanting to so I can make this easy weeknight meal!

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  9. I love a quick and easy meal. These look delicious!

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  10. This is how my boyfriend makes his fish tacos! (with storebought frozen fish sticks)…never fails! Though he doesn’t add so many veggies to his 😉 That ‘dressing’ sounds amazing too.

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  11. Made these last night, super yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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  12. Very yummy! Loved the fresh salsa (black bean and corn salad) with the lime. They turned out so good! I used the typical cabbage (with a little green onion and cilantro mixed in) instead of lettuce. That adds a little more crunch. We also used warmed up corn tortillas. We didn’t have any avacados ~ but sounds good too. Thanks for the recipe!
    I picked yours because of your pictures! I was hungry looking at them!

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  13. top notch. made them and thoroughly enjoyed. have shared recipe with a friend.

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  14. These look delicious…I just pinned them to my Food board, and I can’t wait to try them!

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  15. Wanted to surprised my wife with dinner, and so I did, the tacos are delicious and the preparation was effortless. My wife and kids praised me for the great dinner time. I’m very thankful for this recipe. May God bless you.

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  16. Made these tonight…….very tasty!!!!!

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  17. Just tried these tonight. Delish! My friend pan fries battered frozen fish, breaks it up and adds taco seasoning for a little kick. With your salad and sauce it was divine and so simple! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  18. The pico salad with the addition of corn and black beans was excellent. I have made pico for years with tomatoes, yellow onions, and cilantro…substituted the yellow onion with red and added the corn and black beans and it was great…thanks!

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  19. Despite being the easiest, these also stuck out to me as looking the yummiest out of the recipes I researched. I’ve tried fish tacos from scratch a few times and my hubby has liked them but me not so much. I like this recipe much more! Thank you! I didn’t do a pico. Just bought a bag of coleslaw, made some guacamole, and diced some tomatoes. Oh, and made your sauce. So good.

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    • Lauren — April 15th, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

      The coleslaw-guac thing is totally making me crave YOUR fish tacos now. I’ll have to make these again your way! Mmm…

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  20. Just made these tonight after reading this recipe ages ago. They were AMAZING and so easy. Love your recipes!

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  21. This recipe is genius. Thank you!!

    I made it last week, and my husband loved it so much, he had me make it again tonight for his parents.

    I used the Trident fish sticks from Costco, corn tortillas, plain yogurt instead of the sour cream and mayo for the sauce, and I didn’t have the cilantro or red onion for the salad nor the avocado, and it was all still fantastic.

    Great, great recipe! We will make this many more times.

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  22. We make this about once a month now. Love it and so easy!!

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  23. Thats the issue! Got to some how get to Trader Joe’s for their fish sticks.

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  24. Yum, yum! Easy, yummy, that’s the way we like it. A winner, as usual.

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  25. Being a “newbie” to your site I have to say You and your recipes are amazing! We love Trader Joes and fish tacos and so many we make are just OK but these are the best! We are on no carb/low carb and this will be a couple times a week OR more for us! Sam’s Club also has an Atlantic white fish that is amazing and will try with those too! Thanks so much!

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  26. looks like a keeper

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  27. thanks for this recipe. I have transformed into something that would fit my dietary needs. I made a flaxseed wrap (wheat belly version) and added leftover tilapia, veggies and spinach and used mayo instead of sauce.

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  28. This is a great recipe! I just used some haddock filets I had in the freezer, and the salsa and sauce were so easy and delicious! Really easy to adapt with whatever you have on hand! I will make this again!

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