Tony’s Creole Seasoning Spicy Fish Tacos
These easy, spicy fish tacos feature pieces of tender, panko-crusted white fish that have been marinated in Tony Chachere’sSeafood Marinade, loaded into warm flour tortillas, then topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw and drizzled with homemade spicy mayo dressing spiked with Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning! You won’t believe what a perfect pair the seafood marinade and original seasoning are when used together in this dish. Not only are they the best fish tacos ever, they’re a great break from routine and you can get them on the table in under an hour. What’s not to love?
A New Take On Tacos.
From classic chicken street tacos to vegan cauliflower tacos, you guys probably know that none of us at TMP have ever met a taco we didn’t love. Fish tacos, though—something about them just sounds sort of tricky, right? Turns out when you use Tony Chachere’s perfect pair products, they’re really easy!
What Is a Fish Taco?
A classic Baja-style fish taco features some sort of white fish—something mild like tilapia or halibut—that’s seasoned and deep fried, piled onto a warm tortilla along with some crunchy cabbage slaw and creamy fish taco sauce.
Our fish taco recipe keeps things a little healthier and a LOT easier by forgoing a full deep-fry. Instead, a panko crust and a quick oven-bake gives the fish plenty of crispy crust with none of the oily mess.
How To Make Spicy Fish Tacos
We’re taking a shortcut with this recipe—and weeknight dinners have to be all about shortcuts, right?—and using a really good store-bought marinade and Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning blend. With this little dinner hack, these fish tacos come together quick. Here are a few tips to make your taco-making journey just a little easier:
- Have the fishmonger (and by fishmonger, we mean whoever is behind the fish counter) cut your tilapia or halibut into 2-3 inch pieces for you. Usually they’re happy to do it, and this will save you some messy prep.
- Toss the cut fish with Tony’s Creole Style Seafood Marinade and let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Coat the marinated fish in panko breadcrumbs and bake until it is crisp on the outside and moist and tender on the inside—just about ten minutes.
What Toppings Do You Put On a Fish Taco?
All the toppings! First and foremost, we implore you to try our fish taco slaw because it’s so easy—just toss some Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning with mayo, shredded cabbage, jalapeño, lime and cilantro—and that crunchy, spicy slaw is a perfect foil for the hot, crispy fish and spicy fish taco sauce. Other fish taco toppings we love are really just the usual taco suspects:
- Avocado slices.
- A squeeze of lime.
- Fresh cilantro
- Diced scallions
- And definitely a drizzle of spicy fish taco sauce.
How To Make Fish Taco Sauce
OK so when we say spicy fish taco sauce what we really mean is a super simply spicy mayo sauce for fish tacos. Making this spicy mayo is a no brainer—once you do it, you’ll be slathering this stuff on everything. Just stir some Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning into store-bought mayo along with a good squeeze of lime. Spicy fish taco sauce=DONE.
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Other Tacos We Love:
Because goodness knows we love ourselves a taco.
- Easy slow cooker beef barbacoa tacos.
- Chicken street tacos with mango slaw.
- Roasted cauliflower tacos.
Fish Tacos For All!
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