When it comes to meals that live up to your cravings and hit the spot without being too heavy and intense, there's nothing quite like a plate of fish tacos. They're the most reliable dinner option out there, considering that they're incredibly quick to whip up and customizable—you can make them as healthy or indulgent, spicy or mild, tangy or sweet as you want them to be.
To help all you Taco Tuesday fanatics celebrate every night, we compiled a menu of 11 mouthwatering fish taco recipes to make on repeat. Whether you're hankering for something crunchy and succulent like Baja-style tacos, you want a light grilled salmon option, or you feel like channeling East Coast summer vibes with lobster, the lineup below will hit the spot. Seriously, if you think fish is boring, these mouthwatering fish taco recipes are about to prove you wrong. Keep reading to pick the seafood recipe to re-create at home tonight.
Spicy Fish Tacos
Everything is always a little better with some spice, which makes these fish tacos from Stuck in the Kitchen even more enticing. Covered in smoked paprika, ground cumin, and chili powder, the tasty fried white fish is balanced out by the creamy avocado, crema, and citrusy slaw.
Rosemary Citrus Shrimp Tacos
These 15-minute shrimp tacos from Melanie Makes will make your dinner woes disappear. Citrusy and aromatic, the shrimp are sautéed in a nice rosemary and lemon sauce for refreshing and crisp flavor. This recipe also calls for bell peppers, avocado, and rice if you want to add a little more substance to the meal.
Baja Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mango Salsa
Made with mahi-mahi, these Baja fish tacos from Half Baked Harvest take the classic favorite a step further. Beer-battered and topped in a tropical mango salsa, these 25-minute tacos are so good you'll want to make them again and again... and your dinner guests will agree!
Zucchini Rajas Salmon Tacos
As yummy as fried fish tacos are, sometimes we're just in the mood for something a little lighter. If that's the case, try these zucchini rajas salmon tacos from Salt and Wind. With cumin, garlic, red onion, and fresh oregano, they have a ton of flavor while still tasting fresh and light. The best part is that they only take 20 minutes to make, so you won't have to plan in advance or spend hours in the kitchen prepping.
Classic Baja Fish Tacos
If you want to try making a classic Baja fish taco recipe at home, you can count on this one from Carlsbad Cravings. Served up on corn tortillas, these tacos call for all the usual suspects, from pico de gallo, thinly sliced cabbage, creamy white sauce, a generous squeeze of lime, and of course, one-dunk fried fish.
Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Diakon
Tacos are one of the easiest dishes to get creative with. You can fill them with practically anything if you know what flavors and ingredients complement each other. Case in point? This fish taco recipe with daikon and pickled veggies. Follow this recipe from I Am a Food Blog if you're craving both Vietnamese and Mexican food tonight.
Grilled Fish Tacos with Sweet Corn
Healthy and packed with flavor, these grilled fish tacos from Hola Jalapeño are all about balance. The fish is marinated in a spicy rub while the avocado sweet corn salsa softens up each bite.
Lobster Tacos with Ancho Chile Salsa
Though most popular fish taco recipes call for a white fish filet, don't be afraid to veer away. These lobster tacos with ancho chile salsa from Hola Jalapeño are the perfect dish to try when you want a chewier, butterier filling. They're super flavorful and succulent, so save them for a special occasion.
Fresh, light, and oh so easy to whip up, this grilled tilapia taco recipe from The Modern Proper will quickly become a weeknight staple. Marinated in lime and orange juices and topped with diced onions, thinly sliced avocado, cilantro, and a light drizzle of crema, they boast a nice tangy taste.
Spicy Tacos With Tequila Lime Pineapple
Unexpected ingredient pairings are always such a treat. Such is the case with these spicy grilled fish tacos topped in pickled tequila lime pineapple wedges from Half Baked Harvest.
Add diced jalapeño and lime for an extra kick.
Asian-Inspired Tacos With Mango Slaw
Calling for just four ingredients, these Asian-inspired fish tacos from Chelsea's Messy Apron are almost as easy as they are delicious. Topped in a sweet mango slaw and sriracha lime sauce, this recipe will rescue you from having to eat out of order in on a busy weeknight dinner without compromising taste.