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Fish and Chips Tacos on Taste and Tell

Fish and Chips Tacos

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Fish and Chips takes a new look in these tacos layered with french fries, blackened tilapia, cabbage and a chipotle-lime dressing.



For the Chipotle-Lime Dressing

  • 8 oz light sour cream
  • 12 tablespoons minced chiles in adobo sauce (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Fish

  • 2 tilapia filets (1216 oz total)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

For the Tacos


For the Chipotle-Lime Dressing

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth

For the fish

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook the fish for 3 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness. Let rest for a few minutes, then break up using a fork.
  2. If desired, heat tortillas over an open flame until charred.
  3. In each tortilla, layer 4 Alexia fries and some of the fish, then top with shredded cabbage and the Chipotle-Lime Dressing.

Recipe Notes:

Chipotle-Lime Dressing recipe adapted from Allrecipes