Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
23 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

Taco night will never be the same once Cumin-Spiced Fish Tacos are on the menu. The citrus flavors of the Avocado-Mango Salsa complement the fish extremely well.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seeds; cook 2 minutes or until toasted, shaking pan frequently. Place cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, paprika, and black pepper in a spice grinder; process until finely ground. Combine cumin mixture and garlic; rub over fish. Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add fish; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Step 2

Combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, avocado, and next 6 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon red pepper). Stir in jalapeño, if desired.

Step 3

Heat tortillas according to package instructions. Break fish into pieces; divide evenly among tortillas. Top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold tortillas in half; serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

hweinert's Review

June 10, 2014
This gets 5 stars because I actually got my ten year old to eat a fish taco. At Mexican places, he is the king of beans and cheese, but now maybe I can persuade him to try some new things. I did modify this - cod was cheaper the day I made this, so I used that. Also, I didn't go all out on the salsa to keep it kid friendly. Their version was just avocado, mango, cilantro, lime juice, salt and a little ground chili (I put chopped jalapeno in the grown up version but skipped the green and red onions as I got tired of chopping stuff). He picked out the avocado, but was delighted with the mango/fish combination. I should mention he tried this on a day in which his lunch was forgotten at home and he didn't like the hot lunch at school. Hunger is the best sauce? My husband and I were very pleased. I will be serving this again! The side dish was Jalapeno Lime Slaw, also on this site. My husband ate about 8 cups of cabbage - look out!

ham0423's Review

May 15, 2012
These are very easy and quick to eat and taste fantastic. My husband loved them and he is a pretty picky eater. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe.

Good fish taco

June 17, 2015
I didn't mess with the cumin seeds, I just sprinkled ground cumin with the other seasoning on the fish before cooking.  These were really good - a bit messy because of the liquids.  Whole wheat tortillas might work better.  But I'd definitely make these again.

cmfrakes's Review

June 14, 2014
These were delicious! Even my two-year-old ate them, sans salsa because it was spicy. Highly recommend.

Tatiana's Review

January 20, 2014
These are amazing! Easy to make and delicious! The salsa is so good I have to double the recipe since my kids will just eat that by the spoonful. It is a great combination of flavors.

KAHales's Review

July 05, 2013
This dish is OUTSTANDING! We have served it many times to our family and friends. It's quick and easy...as well as delicious! When is says "break up the fish", once it's cooked, we break it into ground beef sized pieces and find that not only does the filling go further, but also it's a lot easier to eat. Highly recommended!

steponme's Review

May 15, 2013
These were yummy, yum yum. This recipe will definitely go in my taco rotation. My daughter informed me the night before that she "does not like mango," but gobbled these right up, mango and all!

chef4myboys's Review

December 15, 2012

Mdbcjones's Review

July 20, 2012
Made them exactly as written, although used flour tortillas. Loved the mix of flavors and will definitely make again!

kblurton's Review

June 29, 2012