If you’re searching for the BEST Baked Fish Tacos Recipe, this is it! Flakey and tender cooked fish that’s seasoned to perfection, then wrapped up in a warm tortilla that’s filled with your favorite toppings.
I’m on a mission to share how to BAKE EVERYTHING perfectly. If you haven’t seen my baked chicken breasts, chicken wings or pork chops yet, make sure you check those out after you try this delicious baked fish!
How To Bake Fish in the Oven
Baking fish is actually crazy simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind, to ensure you have the best results. With this recipe, I’m using a seasoning blend that lends itself to a more taco-inspired fish, so I’ve wrapped the fish in a warm corn tortilla and topped it with my favorite street taco toppings. If you’re just wanting a baked fish as a main dish, you can use any sort of seasoning you prefer and follow the baking method as instructed.
- Make sure your fish is fully defrosted. Safely defrost frozen fish in the fridge overnight, or until fully defrosted.
- To quickly defrost frozen fish – place fish in a zip close bag and submerge bag in a bowl or pot of cool water for about 30 minutes.
- Pat the fish dry with paper towels. Remove as much moisture from the fish as you can by using paper towels to pat the fish dry on all sides.
- Coat fish with oil. Drizzle just a little olive oil or avocado oil (or any other light cooking oil) over the fish and gently rub in to coat.
- Season liberally. Sprinkle the seasoning of choice all over the fish, on all sides.
- Bake at a high temperature. With an increased oven temperature, the fish will remain nice and tender on the inside, with a delicious crust on the outside.
What Is The Best Fish To Bake?
Similar to my Beer Battered Fried Fish Recipe, my favorite type of fish to bake is any sort of white fish. Here are some options to try…
Of course, there is always freshly Baked Salmon, which is another great option!
How Do You Know When Fish Is Cooked?
The fish will be cooked through when it is no longer translucent in color, flakes easily when pulled at with a fork at the thickest part and reaches an internal temperature of 140 to 145 degrees F.
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to cook fish at 425 degrees F. for 10 minutes for each inch of thickness. So if your fish is 1 1/2 inches thick, expect it to take 15 minutes to bake.
What Goes Well With Fish Tacos?
You can never go wrong with a side of fresh limes to squeeze on those fish tacos, but here are some more delicious side dish options to try…
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- The Best Black Beans Recipe
- Mexican Grilled Corn
- Fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa
- Homemade Guacamole with crunchy tortilla chips!
More Easy Fish Recipes To Try:
- Beer Battered Fried Fish
- Easy Baked Salmon
- Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon
- Grilled Fish Tacos with White Sauce
- Skillet Tilapia with Shrimp
I hope you enjoy these deliciously seasoned Baked Fish Tacos as much as we do! They’re perfect for a busy weeknight!
Baked Fish Tacos Recipe
- 1 ½ lbs. white fish filets, cod, halibut, tilapia, etc.
- 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
For the Spice Blend
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp black pepper
For the Fish Tacos
- 8 small white corn tortillas
- 1 large avocado, ripe, sliced
- 1 medium roma tomato, diced
- ⅓ cup purple onion, diced
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- ¼ cup cotija cheese, crumbled
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
- Preheat oven to 425° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Pat dry the fish filets with paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Drizzle the fish with the olive oil on all sides.
- Combine the fish seasoning blend and sprinkle all over the fish on all sides. Place fish on prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until fish flakes easily at thickest point. Temperature of fish should reach 140 degrees F.
- Break fish apart and serve in warm corn tortillas with toppings and a squeeze of lime juice on top. Enjoy!