The easiest Fish Tacos ever!
Need dinner in a hurry? Fish Tacos to the rescue, but we are making it super easy by using fish sticks…you know the kind you find in the freezer section of your grocery store. We are all about simple kitchen short cuts to help simplify the time it takes to get dinner on the table.
Fish Tacos made with frozen fish sticks
You can buy great quality cooked and frozen fish sticks in the freezer section these days. The kind I bought are from Costco, but just use your favorite brand. This easy dinner idea is one of those moments when a friend of mine shared her simple dinner with me, and I was like: “I have fish sticks in my freezer right now!” Fish sticks are one of those easy after school snacks for kids, but they also make great fish tacos. Especially when you use those tiny corn tortillas like the street taco size of corn tortillas.
What you need to make fish stick tacos:
- a bag of frozen fish sticks
- tortillas (you can choose small corn or flour tortillas)
- purple cabbage / green cabbage
- roma tomatoes
- red onion
- Cotija cheese
- lime wedges to serve
- creamy fish taco sauce
How to make Fish Taco Sauce:
Mix together these ingredients:
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp lime juice from 1 medium lime
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Sriracha sauce or to taste
How to blacken a corn tortilla:
There’s a few different ways to warm up and add charred marks to tortillas.
–Flame from a Gas Stove: with tongs hold and rotate the edge of the tortilla over the flame
–Culinary Blow Torch: Use your culinary blow torch to crisp up the edges.
–Hot skillet: Use a hot skillet to black up both sides.
How to cook fish sticks for fish tacos:
There’s a few different ways to cook fish tacos…you can follow the directions on the bag and bake them in the oven, or you can cook them in a skillet for more of a charred look and taste. If your fish sticks are frozen solid, add a little water to the skillet and cover with a lid to steam them. Once the small amount of water is evaporated you can remove the lid and cook on all sides to crisp them up.
Fish Stick Tacos
The easiest fish tacos ever made with high quality fish sticks to help you get dinner on the table fast!
- 1 bag frozen breaded fish sticks
- corn tortillas (or flour tortillas if you prefer)
For the Toppings:
- 1/2 head purple cabbage
- 2 medium avocado sliced
- 2 roma tomatoes diced (optional)
- 1/2 red onion sliced thin
- 1/2 bunch cilantro stems removed
- 1 cup Cotija cheese crumbled
- 1 lime cut into wedges
For the Fish Taco Sauce:
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce add less if preferred
To make the taco sauce: combine all the taco sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended. You can thin out the sauce if needed with a little milk if you’d like to make it easy to serve it out of a squeeze bottle.
Cook the fish sticks in the oven as directed on the package or cook them in a skillet. In the skillet you can add a very small amount of water and steam them with the lid on. Remove the lid and brown on all sides.
When ready to serve the tacos, you can toast the corn tortillas using tongs and the flame of your gas stove cook top to blacken the edges.
To assemble: start with a fish stick in the tortilla, top with any of the toppings you prefer along with a sprinkle of cotija cheese and finish with the fish taco sauce! Serve with a fresh lime wedge to squeeze over the tacos.
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If you love Tacos, you will love our other taco recipes:
- Walking Tacos
- Homemade Choco Tacos (for dessert!)
- Summer Chicken Tacos
- The best Beef Tacos
- Pork Tacos (Carnitas)