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blackened tilapia tacos
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Blackened Tilapia Tacos

Fish tacos ftw
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Author Jim


  • 1.5 pounds fresh tilapia (Frozen okay, but thawed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay (use seasoned salt as a sub)
  • 3 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 3 hearts of romaine (about 3 cups chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 6" flour tortillas


  • Set oven to 300 degrees and a large frying pan over medium high heat. Combine all spices and corn starch in a bowl.
  • As everything heats, slice tilapia into 1/2" strips, and then toss with spice rub, coating all sides. Place one tablespoon of oil in the warmed pan, and sauté fish in 2-3 batches, 2-3 minutes a side, reloading with oil in between batches. Place finished fish in the oven to warm through as you prepare subsequent batches.
  • As fish is cooking/warming, slice the romaine into strips. In another bowl, combine the greek yogurt and hot sauce.
  • Once all ingredients are ready, prepare tacos. Extra napkins a must.


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Serving: 12People | Calories: 94kcal