Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema

In my opinion, nothing says summer like a fresh plate of zesty tacos. Sure it’s fun to go out and have some at a restaurant, but why not try out a recipe at home and enjoy the process with your loved ones! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and made without batter or frying, so it’s a great healthy alternative. Enjoy and feel free to share photos of your creation with us on Instagram or Facebook!

Here’s what you’ll need –

Baja Fish Tacos:

  • 2 lbs. cod filets
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • optional: fresh pico de gallo

Cabbage Slaw:

  • 2 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt & pepper to taste

Avocado Crema:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste

And here’s what to do!

Cilantro Lime Cabbage Slaw:

  1. To a large bowl, add green cabbage, purple cabbage, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, cilantro, honey, salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat and set aside.

Avocado Crema:

  1. To a food processor add, avocado, garlic, 1/4 cup cilantro, cumin, red pepper flakes, 1.5 tablespoons of lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt. Blend until smooth and looks like a puree or dressing. Set aside.

Baja Fish Tacos:

  1. To a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Stir to blend everything together.
  2. Season both sides of cod with spice blend and gently rub in.
  3. Heat a large non-skillet skillet to medium high heat.
  4. Add avocado oil to pan once hot and immediately add season cod. Sear each side for 2-3 minutes. (the cod is done when it is still white in the center and gently flakes apart)
  5. Remove cod from pan and set on a plate to rest.
  6. To heat corn tortillas: heat a skillet to medium high heat, spray both sides of tortilla with cooking spray and cook for 1-2 minutes on either side until browned.
  7. Assemble Baja Fish Tacos: To one heated corn tortilla add 2 tablespoons of avocado crema, 1/3 cup slaw, 2 oz. of cod and (optional) pico de gallo.

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