Whether deep fried, grilled or pan seared, topped with salsa or just a squeeze of citrus, fish tacos are a popular way to enjoy some seafood al fresco. This summer, dive into some traditional and not-so-traditional ways to enjoy these fish taco recipes.
Canadian Fish Tacos
A crunchy cornmeal crust covering all-Canadian cod stands up well to a tangy mustard-and-maple slaw. Top it with crisp bacon for a surf and turf to remember.
Baja Style Tacos
These simple tacos toss a firm white fish such as marlin, grouper or cod with a light jalapeno marinade before grilling. Let guests garnish their own tacos with the fixings of their choice; offer a variety of fresh toppings, such as tomatoes, avocados, cilantro and red cabbage, with your favourite hot sauce, of course.
Ground almonds give a nutty texture and aroma to fish tacos, as well as offering an alternative for gluten-sensitive diners. (Also be sure to use corn tortillas and check the ingredients, as some may contain traces of wheat.)
The Ultimate Fish Tacos
Time to get saucy. This pink-tinted mayonnaise gets its colour from chipotles and an additional hit of adobo sauce, to boot. Paired with Savoy cabbage and a mango-radish salsa on top of mahi mahi, this rosy-hued concoction will have you thinking pink.
Grilled Tequila Lime Fish Tacos
Grilled food is often brightened with a squeeze of citrus, and these mahi mahi tacos double down with a tequila-lime marinade and a cilantro-lime crema.
Three Chili Sauce
Heat lovers, rejoice: this sauce uses three chilies for a fiery effect. Temper the heat with a fragrant cinnamon-scented crema with lime and lemon juice.
Fish Tacos With Lime Drizzling Sauce And Fruit Salsas
Both kids and adults will be drawn to these colourful, fruity sauces and salsas. Fresh strawberries and mangos bring a taste of summer to traditional avocado-based sauces, and a lime drizzle packed with both juice and zest adds a punch of green tartness.
Fresh Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Crema
Crème fraîche is pressed into service as an untraditional creamy element in this easy jalapeno crema. It’s paired with an orange-infused salsa fresca and mango salsa packed with cilantro.
Mock Fish Tacos (Cauliflower)
Have vegetarians as part of the crowd? Don’t deny them their taco option. These mock fish tacos feature grilled cauliflower with all the traditional fixings, such as a bright mango salsa and avocado crema with coconut milk. Be sure to make enough for everyone, as even non-vegetarians may want a taste.
Leslie Wu is a Toronto-based food and travel writer, editor and explorer. Follow her on Twitter at @leslie_wu.