Blackened Tilapia Tacos


I haven’t posted in a while. There’s been a lot happening in our family and it hasn’t always been good things. I realized this morning that I really wanted to cook something. Something yummy that filled a void and opened my heart. So… I decided to try to something new mixed with some of my old favorite things.

Never had I ever made blackened tilapia. It was a first for me. Guys, I won’t ever go back. It was so good.

My first step was to make the avocado topping. I call it, “the goop”. I was so proud of Ellie. We were at the store today and as I was picking a few out, she shouted, “avocado!” as loud as possible. Everyone looked up and applauded her. That is no easy feat for a newly 2 yr old to belt out.


For the avocado goop:

  • 2 avocado’s, halved, pitted, and insides thrown into the food processor.
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 1-2 tbs red onion
  • 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 of the juice and zest of a lime
  • 1/2 tsp of: salt, oregano, cumin, paprika, cayenne, pepper
  • 2 tbs chopped cilantro

Run everything in the food processor, except for the cilantro. I like to add this in the end and give it a pulse or two for texture and appearance.

Next, the parts that go with the taco:

  • Corn or flour tortillas *we are very flour tortilla in this household
  • green cabbage very finely shredded
  • 1/4 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1/4 red onion very finely chopped
  • 1-2 limes cut into wedges
  • cilantro- a lot! chopped
  • olives if you like
  • a mix of 1/4c mayo, 1 tsp sriracha,  1/4 sour cream mixed together


For the Fish:

  • Tilapia (1 lb makes about 4-6 tacos)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs oil for cooking


  1. Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the fish with the seasonings.
  3. Heat your pan and oil to a med-high heat.
  4. Cook each side of fish for about 4 min/side.
  5. There will be a fragrance. This means good things!
  6. Pull the fish from the pan and it should flake apart as you dig in.
  7. Place a tortilla (warmed is our preference) on a plate. Add the cabbage, jalapeno, onion, fish, cilantro, and goop along with whatever you want such as the sour cream/mayo/sriracha sauce. Squeeze some lime on there too, for good measure.

Oh man.


Take a bite,


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