Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

26 Sep

This is a great recipe I got from Lori over at My Kinda Rain.  Since I get tortillas and the Mexican themed veggie pack regularly from Bountiful Baskets, this has become a regular in our house when avocados are available and cheap.  I have played around with this recipe a bit, I don’t think I’ve made it the same way twice, but every time it has turned out great.  So, I will go through the recipe and talk about some of the alternatives I have done.

First, you make an avocado cream sauce.  For this you need:

1 avocado
1/2 cup sour cream
Lime juice
Onion (I’ve used yellow, red, or green, I think my favorite is red onion)

I now also on occasion add:

Garlic, minced or garlic salt, usually 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
Tomato, diced

This time, I used all of the above when making the sauce because I had cilantro and tomato on hand that needed to be used before it went bad.

Next, you cook the fish.  You need 1 lb of white fish, I use either cod or tilapia, depending on what I can get on sale.  You add 1-2 Tbsp of oil, I use olive oil, to a skillet.  Season the fish with lemon pepper seasoning and pan fry fish.

Cook until fish is no longer translucent and easily flakes with a fork.  Flake fish apart with a fork.

Next, you put together the tacos.  I usually use small flour tortillas, but have used small corn tortillas as well.  I add a tortilla to a small skillet, then put the fish, avocado cream sauce, and cabbage or lettuce.

I fold the tortilla over the topping, cook it for a few minutes, then flip and cook for a few minutes, until both sides are just starting to brown.

I usually serve this with Spanish rice and black beans.  I was worried that my girls wouldn’t eat these because it has fish, but they both eat these up!

6 Responses to “Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce”


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  2. Bountiful Baskets – 12/3/2011 « My Gems of Parenting - December 3, 2011

    […] 2 kinds, one with red sauce and one with green sauce.  With the avocados, I will probably make Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce and Guacamole.  I still actually have some green chiles in the freezer, so I might thaw and use […]


  3. Bountiful Baskets – 1/7/2012 « My Gems of Parenting - January 7, 2012

    […] but I may try to bake them instead of frying them.  With all the avocados, we will probably have Fish Tacos and Guacamole.  I still have tortillas in the freezer for the Fish Tacos, and I just got some […]


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    […] Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce and Shredded Brussel Sprouts […]


  5. Crunchy Cod « My Gems of Parenting - March 30, 2012

    […] I have been coming up with different ways to use it.  My usual standby for white fish like cod is Fish Tacos, but I needed something different.  My husband isn’t thrilled with breaded fish normally, […]


  6. Basket Breakdown – 6/23/2012 « My Gems of Parenting - June 25, 2012

    […] grey squash, green chiles, and limes.  I will probably make my usual Salsa Verde and Guacamole or Fish Tacos.  I may roast the green chiles to chop up and put in some breakfast […]


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