Cod Fish Tacos are so fresh and delicious. The flavors in these Margarita Fish Tacos are off the hook! Citrus from limes, oranges, and tequila brighten the cod fish flavors and when mixed with the acidic slaw these just cannot be beat. This Cod Fish Taco Recipe is the ultimate light recipe to start off the new year. Healthy can be just as delicious as this creative Tex-Mex recipe proves.
Cod Fish Tacos are Perfect for Cinco de Mayo
This Cod Fish Tacos recipe is so good! Margarita Fish Tacos are such a fun dish to try this Cinco de Mayo.
I feel like I’m getting ready for Cinco de Mayo the entire year. I am a HUGE fan of Mexican cuisine and if I had to eat one type of food every meal for the rest of my life, this would be it. Nachos, tacos, fajitas, queso, rice…all of it. I know I haven’t had the most authentic variety but I know that almost everything I’ve tried…I really love.
These Margarita Fish Tacos are so fun and flavorful! They’re so pretty and bright, and they are healthy too! Cod fish tacos are the perfect tailgating meal, plus they make a great recipe for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
Let’s be honest, Margarita Fish Tacos would be an awesome dinner any night of the year. I think you’re going to love this recipe!
Try Margarita Fish Tacos! This healthy Cod Fish Tacos recipe is perfect for Cinco de Mayo.
Margarita Fish Tacos with Cod
Pat has always been a huge fan of cod fish tacos while I’ve typically stuck to ordering old faithful: chicken tacos. He LOVES seafood and is up for trying anything. I have to say, the bright flavors of these Margarita Fish Tacos have won me over, and the ease of preparation sure isn’t bad either!
I love the citrus combined with the tequila (duh) and how that marinates in the fish so that everything is extra juicy and flavorful. These are such a winner for Taco Tuesday!
What kind of fish do you use for tacos?
You can use any type of fish you like for tacos. It’s totally up to you! We made Cod Fish Tacos for this recipe and I think it’s the best choice of fish for it. The tequila, lime, and orange flavors mixed with the pickled cabbage slaw in this Margarita Fish Tacos recipe really go well with cod fish.
However, you can make mahi mahi fish tacos, snapper fish tacos, or halibut fish tacos with this recipe (if you prefer).
What is a good side dish for fish tacos?
We have so many amazing Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired side dishes around here that will go perfectly with these cod fish tacos.
Margarita Fish Tacos go well with…Margaritas!
Well this seems like the most obvious statement, but nothing goes better with this cod fish taco recipe than actual margaritas. And we have plenty of those for you to choose from:
- Skinny Margarita Recipe
- The Best Pitcher Margaritas
- Sparkling Strawberry Margarita Punch
- Broiled Grapefruit Margarita
You’ll really be celebrating Cinco de Mayo when you make these delicious cod fish tacos paired with the perfect margarita!
We love to serve these cod fish tacos on lightly fried flour or corn tortillas and pile on the thinly sliced radish, red onion, cilantro, avocado, and lime juice. Keep it simple! You really want to be able to taste all the flavors working in these awesome tacos. The more minimalist the better when it comes to these babies.
A few more recipes to try for Cinco de Mayo:
- 10 Favorite Cinco de Mayo Recipes
- Homemade Tortilla Chips and Blender Salsa
- 10 Tacos & Tequilas Recipes
- Buffalo Shrimp Tacos
See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Cod Fish Tacos! Enjoy.
Margarita Fish Tacos
Adapted from one of our favorite cookbooks by Donna Hay The New Easy
- ¼ cup tequila
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- ¼-½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 white flesh fish fillets snapper, mahi mahi, cod, grouper, flounder or halibut work well
- ¼ cup canola or similar, oil, divided
- 4 8 inch flour tortillas warmed
For the Pickled Cabbage Slaw Salad
- ½ white or red onion thinly sliced
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 2-3 radishes thinly sliced
- Chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 avocado sliced or diced
- 1 lime cut into 4 wedges
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, sugar, red pepper flakes and salt. Remove half of the marinade for the cabbage salad and set aside.
- Add the fish to the marinade in the medium bowl, cover and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
- For the cabbage salad: place the onion, cabbage and radish slices in another medium bowl and add the reserved half of the marinade. Gently toss to combine, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- After 20 minutes, transfer the fish to a paper towel-lined tray and pat dry. Brush both sides of the fish fillets lightly with oil.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once it is heated, add 2 tablespoons canola oil and turn heat to high. When the oil is hot, carefully add the fish fillets, (skin-side first if still intact) and cook 1-2 minutes each side. Transfer cooked fish to a plate.
- To serve, place a warm tortilla on a serving dish, top with fish, cabbage salad, avocado and cilantro. Add a wedge of lime for lime juice and...