#txbut106
fish tacos recipe

TexMex Fish Tacos (crispy)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, TexMex
Prep: 20 minutes
Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Adjustable Servings: 1
Calories: 2168 kcal
Author: txbut
A fish taco is kinda new to my area of the kitchen much like mango salsas were no too long ago. Not a fan of corn tortillas raw, toasted, and rarely grilled. To me they really do taste like raw grits, and yes I've tried ;). With soft corn wrapped fish tacos I always felt they added a blank taste and split up the delicate flavors from the guts in the taco. Keep reading


Eventually I gave fish tacos another shot, it was late, thought everything was in house. It wasn't up until everything was cooked and ready to fill the tacos that there was no tortillas. There was a box of crispy taco shells. What the heck lets try! While crispy taco shells are corn tortillas the taste and texture is changed from being pre-fried. 


In the end make your garnish they way you envision a fish taco recipe, this is much to do about crispy taco shells. In fact you like fried fish better than grilled I say go with your heart. Trick’em out with some bacon! Made these 2 days before this recipe with just mango and queso fresco, they were great!

Anyways, a grilled fish tacos recipe star was born and you too will likely feel warm and fuzzy devouring these.

Made for 1 human or 2 on diets

Print 🖨️

Nuts-n-Bolts

Taco

  • 1 lb fish =’s 2 filetes Swai 1 half per taco
  • 6 oz taco shells =’s 4 Stand-n-Stuff shells
  • 4 oz shrimp =’s 4 jumbo peeled optional
  • 1 tbs Cottonmouth
  • ½ tsp salt

Mango Pico

  • 1 cup mango =’s 1 mango
  • 1 cup tomato =’s 1 medium tomato
  • 1 oz queso fresco crumbled
  • 1 oz jalapeno diced de-seeded for less heat
  • 1 oz cilantro rough chopped
  • ½ oz onion fine diced barely ¼ of a med onion
  • ½ tsp salt

Remoulade Slaw

  • 1 1/2 cup cabbage shredded thin
  • 5 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs mustard Creole
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cottonmouth seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp horseradish
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce Louisiana style
  • 1/2 garlic clove smashed

The Build

Mango Pico

  1. K, pretty easy but make the pico before any seafood prep.
  2. Chop all the mango pico parts up.
  3. Put everything in bowl, mix, and set off in fridge.

Roumalad Slaw

  1. Mix it all up well in a bowl.
  2. Better if you do a day ahead. At least 2 hours.

Fish Grill

  1. For grilling I used a hibachi which can vary in temps greatly from my house to yours. So below is for what I know and a little more fool proof when using a cast iron grill pan. It loses in general to outside charcoaling but I’m tell’n ya these tacos have a lot of yum yum in store for you!
  2. Start your pan to medium heat.
  3. Get your fish thawed, clean, and patted dry. Shrimp too if using.
  4. Coat the fish with olive oil and sprinkle Cottonmouth on both sides. Cottonmouth isn't salty so a pinch of salt is up to you. Be sure you get a good coat of oil on fish and or shrimp.
  5. At the same time olive oil and dust the shrimp with Cottonmouth if using.

  6. Make sure the cast iron is up to temperature because if it is not hot enough the fish is gonna stick (booo).
  7. Then lay your fish on the grill delicately. Start your timer for 4 minutes.

  8. When the fish has cooked for 4 minutes lightly check to see if a spatula will allow the fish to move. If so flip the filet's and cook for 4 more minutes and set on plate.

  9. If not continue cooking for an additional minute. If the fish fillets are still sticking we will have to get dirty with it.

  10. Lay the shrimp in grill and cook 3 minutes per side.
  11. We should now have a plate of fish n shrimps!
  12. Build It They Will Come
  13. Heat up your crispy taco shells according to package.
  14. I put the Remoulade slaw on first to keep clean breaks from the mango pico.
  15. Cut fish fillets in half long and short way (you’ll have 4 pieces). Add 2 pieces per taco.
  16. Add about ¼ cup mango pico to top of fish.
  17. Finally, I just dropped a whole shrimp on the taco and it works fine. A jumbo shrimp is big so it wouldn't hurt to half the shrimp flat ways to get 2 pieces per taco or use smaller shrimp. 

  18. Think that's it! By far this is my best fish tacos recipe. Hope you dig them as much as I do!!!

➕ Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
TexMex Fish Tacos (crispy)
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 2168 Calories from Fat 945
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 105g 162%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 561mg 187%
Sodium 4823mg 201%
Potassium 3290mg 94%
Total Carbohydrates 166g 55%
Dietary Fiber 25g 100%
Sugars 36g
Protein 138g 276%
Vitamin A 184.8%
Vitamin C 202.3%
Calcium 68.1%
Iron 69.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
➕ Last 10 Recipes

Texas Butter Shrimp Creole
Shrimp Creole Le Bacon’a
Shrimp Creole with a slight twist packed with fresh Gulf Coast shrimp. Throughout the south roux’s go from light to Read more.
shrimp Singapore noodles
Singapore Noodles The Oriental Gourmet Way
I used to get Singapore noodles at a buffet for years when I lived at my other place but, The Read more.
Spanish Flies
Pretty good, If you notice in the pic I left the heads and tails on. Next time the heads and Read more.
fish tacos recipe
TexMex Fish Tacos (crispy)
Crispy fish tacos enhance the delicious delicate flavors from the fish. Soft corn tortillas tastes like raw grits. I never Read more.
Texas Butter smoked brisket
Back to The Briskets of Love
This is the way I bang out briskets. There's so many smoked brisket recipes I just stick to what I Read more.
roast beef sandwich
Hot Roast Beef Swiss Cheese Melt
Making hot roast beef sandwiches is easy and you can't go wrong cooking the roast beef at the perfect low Read more.
Texas Butter recipe Tuna Salad Sandwich Supreme
Supreme Tuna Sandwich
Spicy tuna spiked with myriad of goodies so good it feels illegal. Normally I go with more mayonnaise but this Read more.
Texas Butter recipe Shrimp and Fish Sandwich
Blackbeard’s Grilled Shrimp and Fish Sandwich
Super simple clean cajun sandwich named after Blackbeard because. Pirates didn't use fryers on the ship. I mean, can you Read more.
Texas Butter recipe spaghetti and meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs Flashy Ones
The original dinner was going to be a meatloaf but things changed from the grocery to home. They came out Read more.
Perfectly Grilled Flat Iron
Fire Grilled Blade Steak and Corn Mayhem
Cooking steaks of any sort I go at it with a laid back attitude. They take time before and after Read more.
Texas Butter Recipe Fried Eggplant Parmigiana Grilled Chicken Tower
Eggplant Chicken Tower
Such a monstrosity I really don’t know what to call it. This is fried eggplant with a heavily parmigiana spiked Read more.
Texas Butter Recipe Tater Tot Casserole
Tater Tot Casserole
Tater casserole that turned out pretty good. You could twist it to your taste if ya want. I was gonna Read more.

Hay yall! Don’t be afraid to adjust or substitute ingredients to your taste. These recipes didn’t come from a written measured recipe. They are made, noted, measured on the fly, then pumped up here when time permits and most importantly only if they tasted good.

If you don’t have any Texas Butter I guess we’ll overlook it if you use what’s in your pantry. Be sure to ask how something turned out or you have questions. Expect grammar errors, these are not checked much other than what my browser flags. Well, in general I can’t spell worth a crap. Thanks – Shawn

➕ Product Used

Cottonmouth – Cajun seasoning 

 

Texas Butter Cajun Seasoning Cottonmouth
Cottonmouth
$10.50$201.60
A Cajun seasoning, Texan tinkered, low salt multi-spice packed flawlessly
Texas Butter Habanero Hot Sauce Gringo Furioso
Gringo Furioso (HoT)
$10.50$201.60
Habanero hot sauce Gringo Furioso is a vinegar based quick
Original
$9.00$182.40
Original jalapeno hot sauce is Texas Butter's 1st and initial

 

Spin Boo!!!
Kindly get back to your previous orientation view... your wheel is rolling there...
Close this crap

Your coupon has been sent to your email. You can also use the coupon now if you have product in cart. 👍

We want you to become an Amigo!

Why? Our price is the best price, but looky HERE. 🔫

🍅 Our products are so fresh there is no inventory. 🍅

Average delivered in 4 - 5 days!.

  • Just one spin, it's hard to lose!
  • You can claim your coupon within 15 days
  • We don't honor any monkey business.
  • Note: This does not register you as a member (Amigo)
Your Coupon code is "{coupon}". Insert code in coupon hole on cart or checkout page then click update.X