Fish Tacos adapted creatives commons photo image credits- Jules Stone Soup

Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce

We prefer corn tortillas over flour. The original calls for flour. There is also a salsa recipe you can make to go with this recipe. I didn't make it. I have made this without the marinade before too and it's tastes just fine.Optionally you can use low fat mayo & sour cream. Image Adapted {color, spices & drips erased 50% soft focus on background} Image from Flickr Creative Commons according to terms all image credits to: Photography Credits to Jules Stone-Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Olive Oil 1 tablespoon
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound halibut or tilapia fillets
  • Corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • Cilantro washed & chopped
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 medium ripe avocados divided
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, oil and garlic. Add the halibut; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. (Optional)
  2. For sauce peel and cube avocados. In a small bowl, mash 1/4 cup avocado. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients. Place remaining avocado in a small bowl. Refrigerate sauce until serving.
  3. Drain fish and discard marinade. Broil halibut 4-6 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. ( I have cooked my fish on the stove in olive oil. Either way cook until flakes with a fork. Do not over cook.
  4. Place fish on the center of each tortilla. Top each with 1/4 cup lettuce, about 1 tablespoon sauce and optional 1/4 cup salsa. We used cilantro and lime to garnish tacos with too.

Recipe Notes

When making the salsa!

Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Originally published as Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p65

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