Fish Tacos with Lime Sauce


Done in just 30 minutes, fish tacos are an excellent addition to your weeknight dinner arsenal. Enjoy this colorful, lively, and light fish taco recipe with a drizzle of tangy lime crema for a tasty taco party.

Fish Tacos with Lime Sauce
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound fresh tilapia or catfish fillets

  • 3 limes

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 6-7 inch flour tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage

  • ½ cup shredded carrots (2 small or 1 medium)

  • 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, thinly sliced


  1. Rinse fish and pat dry. Cut into 1-inch pieces.

  2. For lime sauce, juice two of the limes into a bowl (cut remaining lime into wedges for serving). Stir mayonnaise and chili powder into juice. Transfer 1/3 cup of the sauce to another bowl; toss fish in it. Set aside remaining sauce.

  3. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. In a shallow dish combine flour and salt. Working with about a third of the fish at a time, toss fish in flour mixture and add to hot oil. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until fish flakes, turning to brown evenly and adding additional oil as needed. Drain fish on paper towels.

  4. Wrap tortillas in paper towels; heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Top tortillas with fish, cabbage, carrots, and jalapeño. Drizzle with Lime Sauce and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

652 Calories
39g Fat
41g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 652
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 557mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 18.9mg 95%
Calcium 201.9mg 16%
Iron 7.2mg 40%
Potassium 473mg 10%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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