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Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe

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Add this Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe to your taco Tuesday menu. Tilapia is coated in breadcrumbs and cooked in the air fryer to create a crispy crust on the outside and a tender fish on the inside. The tilapia works great in a taco with fresh salsa, lime aioli and cilantro. 

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe with salsa.

TILAPIA FISH TACO RECIPE

I don’t know about you but I just love fish tacos. 

We make them a lot in my house whether it is these Easy Cod Fish Tacos or today’s Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe. 

I especially love both of these taco recipes because they use Air Fryer Cod and Air Fryer Tilapia

When seafood is made in the air fryer it gets that nice crispy crust on the outside and tender fish on the inside. 

Another thing I love about fish tacos is the toppings. 

We love loading on the Tequila Lime Aioli that I share in the recipe along with a simple pico de gallo style topping. 

Pair this meal with my Mexican Street Corn Salad and these Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips.

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS THESE TILAPIA FISH TACOS?

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe in taco shells.

HOW DO YOU MAKE TILAPIA FISH TACOS?

Air Fryer Tilapia in a basket.

Prepare tequila lime aioli: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk and chill for 1 hour.

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe aioli ingredients.
Heat the tortillas: Warm the tortillas on a pan over low heat and place onto a plate, cover to keep warm.

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe tortilla shells.
Prepare the toppings: Add chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, minced shallot, and diced jalapeno to a small bowl. Add a squeeze of lime and stir to blend.

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe with fish in tortillas.
Prepare the tacos: Place tortilla on a plate. Add ⅛ of the fish to the taco. Top with pico de gallo.

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe with salsa.

And drizzle with tequila lime aioli. Enjoy!

 Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe with aioli.

HOW CAN I MODIFY THIS TILAPIA FISH TACO RECIPE?

SALSA: I love salsa on my Tilapia Fish Tacos. I often will make this Homemade Salsa, Avocado Tomatillo Salsa and this Easy Homemade Salsa Verde.

GUACAMOLE: Guacamole is one of my favorite taco toppings. Try this spicy Colombian Guacamole, Tropical Guacamole or a classic Guacamole

BEANS: Beans are a nice protein packed addition to tacos. If you want to spice up the beans try these Spicy Black Beans or these Cuban Style Black Beans

RICE: Another nice addition is rice. I often will add in this Spanish Cauliflower Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice

SLAW: If you like slaw that is another great pairing for fish tacos. Some that I like are this Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw or this Healthy Coleslaw recipe. 

 

If you like this you should try our Easy Cod Fish Tacos

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe with tomato.

OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

Baked Cod with Lemon 

Black Sea Bass Recipe

Honey Garlic Sriracha Shrimp 

Tilapia Fish Taco Recipe

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of air fryer tilapia
  • 8 - 8” corn tortillas
  • 3 Tablespoons tequila {optional}
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    Make the Air Fryer Tilapia according to this recipe.


    Prepare tequila lime aioli: Combine the tequila, lime juice, sour cream, garlic, cumin and 2 Tablespoons cilantro in a small bowl. Whisk and chill for 1 hour.

    Prepare the toppings: Add chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, minced shallot, and diced jalapeno to a small bowl. Add a squeeze of lime and stir to blend.


    Heat the tortillas: Warm the tortillas on a pan over low heat and place onto a plate, cover to keep warm.


    Prepare the tacos: Place tortilla on a plate. Add ⅛ of the fish to the taco. Top with pico de gallo and drizzle with tequila lime aioli. Enjoy!

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