These Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
If you’re planning your party for the Big Game next month, I’ve got the recipe for these Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos which are perfect for serving guests something different than the typical pizza and wings. These 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 takes about 5 minutes. And the jalapeño pepper and cabbage slaw as well as the creamy chipotle avocado sauce really kick up the spice! Plus, the creamy chipotle avocado sauce makes a great dip for chips! Add it to some salsa and serve it in your football-shaped dip bowl! Ready for the recipe? You’re going to need a few ingredients including La Morena Pickled Jalapeño Peppers and La Morena Chipotle in Adobo Sauce. I had wanted to make these tacos with Mahi Mahi, but unfortunately the store didn’t have any fresh, only frozen, so I went with the fresh Tilapia instead.
- I pound Tilapia
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
- dash salt and pepper
- La Morena Jalapeno Peppers( 6-7), sliced
- green cabbage, sliced thinly
- red cabbage, sliced thinly
- 1 cup mayonnaise (or sour cream)
- 1 avocado
- La Morena Chipotle Pepper, diced
- 2 tsp. La Morena adobo sauce (from Chipotle Pepper can)
- Cilantro for garnish
- 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.
- Then slice your jalapeños and cabbage for the jalapeño cabbage slaw.
- Next, prep your cilantro leaves for the garnish.
- Then prepare your spices for the fish. Mix together the paprika, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, and salt and pepper in the small bowl.
- 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.
- As you do this, warm your tortillas.
- 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.
- Serve with chips and salsa and dip.
I have to say, I made these for lunch the other day and the Mister came back for seconds and then thirds! They were a 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! What are you doing to celebrate the Big Game? If you’re looking for more spicy inspiration, check out the La Morena website! If you’re looking for some DIY football decor, check out my Astroturf Yardline Bunting Garlands!