Purple Fish Tacos

Why are fish so smart?
Because they swim in schools!  Haha, I heard you laugh.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Two knee.
Two knee who?
Two-knee fish!

Ok, one more because I love you.

What rhymes with maco?
Taco! And that’s what we’re cooking today.  Fish Tacos…how ya like that!?

Summer is my favorite time to eat fish tacos and here is my favorite one.  All you need is some fish, tortillas, avocados, limes, something a little crunchy, and your favorite salsa.


Season your fish with salt and pepper.  Try to eat white fish like cod, dover sole, trout or mahi mahi.  Those are healthiest.  Species such as catfish and talapia are bottom feeders which means they eat the trash from the bottom of the rivers, lakes and oceans.

You are what you eat!

Heat some canola or olive oil in a pan.  (Use a nonstick pan if you want to.)  Once the pan is heated, carefully lay the fish filets in the pan.  Don’t drop the fish, it will splash the hot oil and burn you.

Cook fish on medium high heat 1-2 minutes for thin fish like the dover sole in the picture.  Then carefully flip so other side can cook.  If you’re using a thicker fish like mahi-mahi, it may take an extra minute or so per side.


Add a little butter and a squirt of lime juice.  Don’t worry if the filet begins to fall apart.  

Using your spatula, kind of chop the fish into small pieces.  Then remove the pan from the  heat and set aside.


Add some fresh avocado, plain greek yogurt, a splash of milk or cream, salt and pepper to a bowl and whisk until smooth and creamy.


Add a squirt of lime juice and taste.  Is it salty enough?  What about the lime, can you taste it?  Add more seasoning if you think it needs it.


Warm up your favorite tortilla and then spread some of your lovely avocado crema on each one.


Now add some of your yummy fish.


Then something crunchy.  I named this recipe Purple Fish Tacos because I used purple cabbage since it was what I had in the fridge.  But you could use green cabbage, coleslaw, iceberg lettuce or anything you like.  Then you could name your taco Green Fish Tacos!


Next, pour a little verde sauce on top.  Now would also be a great time to add some delicious fresh cilantro.


Finish with you guessed it…a squirt of lime juice.


Grab your lovely work of art, taste and see that it is good!

Happy Cooking 🙂

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:00 am and is filled under Easy, Intermediate.

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  1. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions says:
    May 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Nothing beats a taco! And I could totally eat that avocado creme with a spoon!

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