Since the holidays, I have been working my way through my pantry and freezer trying not to be picky about what I eat and keeping it simple while cleaning things out a bit. I had a few breaded cod filets from Trader Joe’s tucked in the freezer, which I have on hand for a quick meal now and then. I WANT to be someone with the time to make something wonderful, fresh and fancy every night but the occasional 50-60 hour work week doesn’t always allow for a gourmet chef reality.

When I first became acquainted with Hands On Gourmet in San Francisco, I attended one of their hands-on cooking events where their guests cooked up Fish Tacos with Latin Slaw and Avocado Crema. Chef Stephen never cuts corners so of course they made their own beer batter from scratch for the fried fish and even pressed fresh, handmade tortillas. Inspired by those memorable tacos, I developed my own 20 minute version using the fish in my freezer. For a weeknight quickie, it was more than satisfying.

Super Easy Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream
6 corn or flour tortillas
4 frozen fish filets (or use any fish fresh or frozen)

For the Avocado Cream:
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
juice of 1/2 lime
salt to taste (a few good pinches)

Your Favorite Salsa OR
1 tomato diced
1 clove garlic minced
1 shallot or 1/8 cup onion chopped
chopped fresh cilantro

Cook fish filets according to package directions. While it is in the oven, put all the ingredients for the avocado cream in a blender and pulse until smooth. If making your own salsa, mix the tomato, garlic, onion and cilantro in a dish. Heat a skillet and warm tortillas on each side for a minute or so until supple. Cut up the fish and place it on the tortillas. Top each with a healthy dollop of avocado cream and salsa. mmmmm

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15 Responses to “Super Easy Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream”

  1. Jessi Says:

    I was put onto this site via Chicagoist a few days ago and was already thrilled with the find. However. Easy fish tacos? I’m completely enamored now. THANK YOU! I will be using this sooner rather than later!

  2. Stolk Says:

    What a fancy pants with your avocado cream. I miss you.

  3. EB Says:

    20 minute fish tacos? You are the queen of all things!!!

  4. Kitty Says:

    mmmmmmm…fish tacos are my favorite….

  5. Toni Says:

    My second to last post was about fish tacos too. They’re a little different from yours. But they’re all good. I especially like the looks of that avocado cream. Can you share what brand of frozen fish you used? Some are better than others.

  6. CORK and FEAST Says:

    A few months ago, I watched Emeril Lagasse prepare a similar fish taco dish on his Food Network show. I remember thinking how delicious it looked and adding it to my mental “must make” list. Well, that was a few holidays ago and the weeks have come and gone. I completely forgot about fish tacos… until now. Thanks for posting this recipe. It looks and sounds delicious and I’m thrilled you brought this dinner to the forefront of my “must make” list once again. I will be trying it soon!

  7. sponge cake bob Says:

    are you nuts! anyway to this kind of flavor is dynooomite! thats the problem with the food media these days.. it’s either the hard way or the easy way.. what you created took some time and love and was right down the middle. strike! ten pins of culinary bliss..

  8. amy Says:

    Fish tacos are one of my favorite meals. I am going to try the avocado cream the next time I make them.

  9. Stolk Says:

    I made this for the ladies at my sister’s bachelorette, and they especially loved the avocado cream. They were dipping tortilla chips into it as I was finishing the rest of the meal, and we barely had enough for the tacos!

  10. rockin bobby Says:

    awesome simple tasty this recipe has it all!

  11. taco recipe Says:

    The avocado cream looks great. Thanks for sharing it.

  12. Nyssa Says:

    what’s the calorie count in these?

  13. BrevilleJE900 Says:

    This looks delicious. I never had fish tacos before, but I want to try that for dinner now.

  14. Cilt Bakimi Says:

    mmmmmmm…fish tacos are my favorite….

  15. Amity Says:

    I made these 2 nights ago and doubled the avocado cream sauce so now I’ve got enough leftover to make them again tonight. Really really good. I’m going to be making these a lot from now on. (Using Trader Joe’s cod nuggets) Thanks for posting this!

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