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Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos Recipe

If you’re planning your party for the Super Bowl next month, these Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos are perfect for serving your guests something different than the typical pizza and wings! Blackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss SunshineThese tacos are super easy to make during halftime as you can prep almost everything beforehand and then all you need to do is cook the fish which only takes about 5 minutes.

The jalapeño pepper and cabbage slaw as well as the creamy chipotle avocado sauce really kick up the spice! Blackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss SunshineBlackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss SunshinePlus, the creamy chipotle avocado sauce makes a great dip for chips! Add it alongside some salsa and serve it in a football-shaped dip bowl! Blackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss SunshineReady for the recipe? You’re going to need a few ingredients:

  • Tilapia
  • paprika
  • cayenne pepper
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • tortillas
  • jalapeno Peppers
  • green cabbage
  • red cabbage
  • mayonnaise (or sour cream)
  • avocado
  • chipotle pepper
  • adobo sauce
  • cilantro

Blackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss SunshineBlackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss Sunshine

I had wanted to make these tacos with Mahi Mahi, but unfortunately the grocery store didn’t have any fresh, only frozen, so I went with the fresh Tilapia instead. 

Blackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss SunshineBlackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss SunshineI have to say, I made these for lunch the other day and my husband came back for seconds and then thirds! They were a little bit spicy for him, so he tried to cool off his mouth using some chips and the chipotle avocado dip … not knowing that the dip was spicy as well! Oops! Blackened Fish Tacos // Legal Miss Sunshine


Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos Recipe

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos Recipe


  • I pound Tilapia
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • dash salt and pepper
  • tortillas
  • jalapeno Peppers( 6-7), sliced
  • green cabbage, sliced thinly
  • red cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (or sour cream)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp. adobo sauce (from Chipotle Pepper can)
  • cilantro for garnish


  1. Start by making your Chipotle Avocado sauce. Slice and mash your avocado, dice your chipotle pepper, and mix with 1 cup of mayonnaise and the adobo sauce. You can add to a pastry bag or a condiment bottle for easy squeezing onto tacos.
  2. Then slice your jalapeños and cabbage for the jalapeño cabbage slaw.
  3. Next, prep your cilantro leaves for the garnish.
  4. Then prepare your spices for the fish. Mix together the paprika, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, and salt and pepper in the small bowl.
  5. When you're ready to fry the fish, coat both sides of the fish filets with the spice mix and fry on medium-high heat on the stove in a small about of cooking oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  6. As you do this, warm your tortillas.
  7. Then prepare your tacos - add some fish to each tortilla, followed by some jalapeño pepper and cabbage slaw, top it with the creamy chipotle avocado sauce, and then a few leaves of cilantro.
  8. Serve with chips and salsa and dip.
  9. Enjoy!
What are you making to eat during the Super Bowl? Be sure to also check out my Homemade Loaded Baked Potato Chips or my Fully Loaded Mashed Potato Pizza!

If you’re looking for some DIY football decor, check out my Astroturf Yardline Bunting Garlands!

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