Blackened Fish Tacos

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I have to be honest, today’s post almost didn’t make it up! We had a rough start to our day that threw me off for the whole afternoon. I woke up this morning with a really bad migraine, I thankfully don’t get them too often, but when I do, they really aren’t fun! I groggily made my way to get a glass of water, and found out soon after that we had NO WATER!

Having no water would have been upsetting on a normal morning, but compounded with a pounding headache, needless to say, I lost all sense of humor. My darling husband (knight in shining armor) magically appeared with coffee and he made all of the necessary phone calls to get our one house drought solved.

Post coffee, some food, and a migraine pill – still desperate for a shower, I start to feel human again. Luckily our water situation was an easy problem to fix.  A tiny little ant had made his way into the well pump and got himself smushed to death by the electric firing mechanism, but his swan song was to prevent the firing mechanism from firing thus making it unable to pump water from our well into the house.

Problem solved, ant funeral completed, finally ready to cook! Given today’s adventures, I needed a win.

Blacked fish tacos are a really fun weeknight dinner, and so easy and fast to cook! Especially when you’ve made salsas ahead of time, all you need to do is get corn tortillas, a good beer or cocktail, and the fish.

For the blackened seasoning you need:

  • 1 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika (if you can’t find smoked, regular is fine, but a bit less flavorful)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I used more, but we love spice)

I used cod today, but you can use tilapia, snapper, trout, or any other delicious white fish!

Pat the fish dry with a paper towel and rub seasoning all over it.

Heat your grill or non-stick pan to medium heat and cook on each side for 3-5 minutes depending on thickness of the fish.


Warm your corn tortillas either on the stovetop or in the microwave so they don’t break when you eat them.

The fun part about this is that you can make a taco station so your family can build their own tacos with whatever salsas and toppings they like.

I served it with this really delicious red cabbage slaw and all of our salsas!

Hope you enjoy this one!

2 thoughts on “Blackened Fish Tacos

  1. What a great lady you are! You overcame your migraine and even made a delicious
    meal!! I totally understand the pain because I got a migraine today.
    I love and admire you tremendously!
    Gabi, you’re the best!
    A big hug to your family!


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