Baja-style fish tacos are a fantastic treat! This recipe is adapted to be a little more boat-friendly than the true deep-fried fish tacos that you find in Mexico while retaining the same flavor. Make them as spicy as you like with your choice of toppings!See Recipe Notes for low carb/keto (6g total carbs per serving), gluten-free, dairy-free variations.
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Carbs (g): 36
1/2cupsour cream (OR yogurt--see how to make your own in the notes)
3tablespoonslime juice (OR lemon juice OR white vinegar)
1poundfish, cut in 1″ cubes(OR uncooked boneless chicken)
Toppings — any or all of the following:
1/4cupRed onion slivers
1/4cupGreen pepper or spicy pepper bits
1/2 cupLettuce or other greensshredded
1/4cupSliced green onions
Mix mayonnaise, sour cream and 2 teaspoons of the taco seasoning.
Chill mixture while preparing the toppings and tacos.
Prepare toppings and set out.
Mix remaining taco seasoning and lime juice in a bowl.
Add the fish or chicken and toss so that the meat is completely covered with the seasoning.
Heat oil over medium-high heat until it sizzles when a bit of water is dropped on it.
Add the fish or chicken and quickly brown, then turn heat down and cover until cooked through (the fish will cook very quickly, generally in 5 to 7 minutes; chicken will take longer).
While the meat is cooking, heat the tortillas one at a time in a hot, dry skillet (can also be heated in the oven or in a microwave, but they’re not as good).
To serve, place equal portions of meat on each tortilla. Put out toppings and mayonnaise mixture. Let each person choose their own toppings and then roll up the taco and eat!
Can use any combination of mayonnaise/sour cream/yogurt or all of any one of them. See how to make your own sour cream and how to make your own taco seasoning.Low carb/keto: Use Duke's mayonnaise instead of other brands of mayonnaise and also the sour cream (Duke's has no sugar in it; other mayonnaise does). Make your own taco seasoning (most commercial packets contain starches). Cut the amount of tomato in half. Eat on a plate without a tortilla. Only 6g total carbs per serving!Dairy-Free: Use all mayonnaise, no sour cream or yogurt. No cheese topping, either.Gluten-Free: Make your own taco seasoning (most commercial packets contain gluten). Eat on a plate without a tortilla -- it still tastes great!
Fish or Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 627Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.