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baked fish taco recipe
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Easy Baked Fish Tacos

Easy Baked Fish Tacos are easy to prepare and loaded with fresh ingredients! Made with fresh cod fish, a tangy red cabbage slaw and a creamy garlic cilantro sauce, these baked fish tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


Fish Seasoning

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Baked Fish

  • 1 pound fresh cod
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For Serving

  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • favorite toppings


  • Start by prepping your Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw and Garlic Cilantro Sauce. Mix together all of your red cabbage slaw ingredients together in a large bowl and move it to the refrigerator to chill. Then, add your garlic cilantro sauce ingredients to a small food processor, pulse to combine and transfer that to the refrigerator, as well.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix fish seasoning spices together a small bowl and set aside.
  • Cut cod filet into 2 inch pieces for maximum spice ratio. Brush with olive oil and then sprinkle seasoning on all sides of your fish pieces and lay out on your baking pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until your fish flakes easily with a fork. You are looking for approximately 140 degrees.
  • While your fish is baking, warm your tortillas. Heat them for a few minutes in a skillet or on a griddle. When ready, flake your fish into bite size pieces and start assembling your fish tacos. Top with your red cabbage slaw, garlic cilantro fish sauce and your favorite taco toppings!


  • Use fresh fish, if possible. Sometimes fresh cod isn't so easy to find so feel free to use any firm white fish you like. Tilapia, halibut and mahi-mahi are always an excellent choices.
  • Top your fish tacos with your favorite toppings! There are no wrong answers here!
  • Warm your tortillas before making your fish tacos. Heating them up bring a whole new taste to store bought tortillas.
  • Be careful not to overcook your fish. You want your fish to be tender and flaky.