Fish Tacos With Avocado Mango Salsa- Remedy for the Winter Blues

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This time of year, I find myself fantasizing about sitting on a warm beach under an umbrella with a slight breeze, my feet in the sand. After shopping at a funky outdoor seafood market, I feast on an oceanfront balcony.

fish tacos

Back to reality, unfortunately, it is still February. But I’ve found that purchasing frozen seafood and cooking up one of my beach recipes actually makes me feel better. Seems good for mental and physical health.

Not only is fish a high-quality protein source, it contains Omega 3 fatty acids which are great for the heart and vascular system. Some studies have shown this type of fat may slow mental decline in aging, protect vision, and even help fight depression.

According to the non-profit Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, some fish we enjoy are in trouble due to irresponsible fishing and farming practices. A downloadable consumer guide that helps with responsible seafood choices is available on their website.

These easy and quick-cooking fish tacos are one of my favorite recipes to enjoy at the ocean, or at home.

Fish Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa

This recipe is for 1 pound of fish fillets of choice and makes 8 tacos (soft or hard).


First, make the salsa by combining these ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
  • ⅔ cup ripe mango, chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Next, in a small bowl combine these flavorings for your fish rub:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Rub 1 pound of fish fillets of choice on both sides.
  2. If using hard tacos, follow directions on package to add crispness in oven. If using corn of wheat tortillas, warm them.
  3. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once it is hot, add seasoned fish filets. May need to cook in two batches, depending on the size of your skillet. Check the bottom of the filet after two minutes, and flip if it is nicely browned. Cook other side until fillet is brown and flaky.
  4. To assemble tacos, place fish pieces first, then other toppings like cheese or tomatoes, and finally the avocado-mango salsa.