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  • Writer's pictureColleen Clesen

Blackened Fish Tacos

Light & tasty fish tacos perfect for grilling out during hot summer days! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo!


· ¾ lb-1lb of Mahi Mahi (or fish of your preference)

· 2 Limes

· 1 bunch of cilantro

· 1 TBS agave

· ¼ cup of finely chopped white onion

· Tortillas of your choice (I used the Siete grain-free tortillas)

· Cabbage Slaw Mix (I purchased a pre-sliced slaw mix with green & purple cabbage and carrots)

· 1 avocado

· 2-3TBS of water

· 1 clove of garlic

· 3 TBS of avocado oil based mayo

Blackened Seasoning Mix:

o 1 tsp salt

o 1 tsp black pepper

o ½ tsp cayenne pepper

o ½ tsp garlic powder

o ½ tsp onion powder

o 1 tsp paprika

o ½ tsp cumin

o 1 tsp chili powder

o 1-2 TBS Olive oil


1. You first want to make your slaw to make sure it has 15-20 minutes to marinade before your meal. In a medium-size bowl add about 3 cups of slaw mix with the juice of 1 lime, the chopped onions, and a handful of chopped cilantro. Stir in salt & pepper to taste. Place in the refrigerator to marinade.

2. Next prep your fish, make sure skin and bones are removed, and in a small bowl mix the blackening spices all together. Coat the fish thoroughly with the spices.

3. In a cast-iron skillet either on the stovetop or grill preheat at medium heat with the 1-2 tbs of olive oil in the pan.

4. Place the fish into the cast iron skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until fish is cooked through.

5. While fish is cooking you can prep the avocado cilantro crema sauce. In a blender add the avocado, a handful of cilantro, 1 lime juiced, 1 clove of garlic, mayo, water, salt & pepper to taste.

6. Once the fish is thoroughly cooked turn off the heat and set aside.

7. Preheat another skillet to warm up your tortillas of choice.

8. With a fork, you can break up the fish into chunks or flake it gently. Assemble your tacos with the heated tortilla, some blackened fish, a couple of spoon fulls of the slaw, and drizzle the avocado cilantro crema sauce on top.

9. Enjoy with a Margarita 😊

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