2020 has been a tumultuous year for everyone. The highs and lows have been extreme, but one of the constants in our life has been gathering around the table. We don’t take for granted the comfort that comes with a home cooked meal or the routine of sitting around a table every night in a world where there is much unpredictability. Our hearts and bellies are fed and nourished by the love that is poured into our kitchen and for a brief moment in a chaotic world… all is well and calm.
Don’t get me wrong, with two toddlers there’s a good chunk of that home cooked meal that ends up on the ground, but it’s okay because by then a dog has run in and is cleaning the floors. And that’s usually the moment our third baby wakes up to eat so one of us has to get up from the table which indicates to a small child that it’s time to climb down a chair and run around with a full face of ketchup, but it’s totally fine because the second dog has now caught a whiff of the action and takes it upon itself an attempt to help clean the face of child #2.
Like I said. We’ve totally got a routine.
This recipe takes the avocado crema that we make often with our blackened shrimp tacos, only this time we drizzle it over a cabbage slaw and a white fish (like tilapia, cod, or mahi mahi) that has seasoned and baked to flaky perfection.
Baked Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Dressing
For the fish
- 1.5 lbs tilapia, cod, or mahi mahi filets
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
- olive oil
- corn tortillas, warmed
- cabbage slaw
- lime slices
- avocado dressing (see below)
- cojita cheese (optional)
- 1 avocado (ripe)
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 large lime, juiced
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp salt, more if desired
For the fish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine dried spices together in a small bowl.
Place tilapia filets on lightly oiled baking pan.
Rub oil on filets and sprinkle on seasoning to your desired amount (feel free to save extra seasoning for a later time!).
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until flakes easily with a fork.
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. For a thinner consitency, add more water. Add more salt to taste, if desired.
For the tacos
Place baked fish in warm tacos. Top with toppings, drizzle with avocado dressing, and enjoy!