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Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Don't skimp on the quality of fish in this recipe. Use a mild, white fish for ultimate success. Cod is a nice fish here. Some butcher counters, like Whole Foods, will add blackened seasoning for you. If you don't have that option, a recipe for the perfect blackened spices is included here.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 6
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Good Dinner Mom


  • 1 pound white fish like Cod or Mahi Mahi
  • Blackened seasoning either pre-made or combine the following:
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 small head green or red cabbage or combination
  • Dressing for cabbage:
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 cups mango salsa - Recipe below Note: If making this recipe, salsa needs to be made 30 minutes before starting tacos
  • For garnish:
  • Fresh avocado slices
  • Jalapenos thinly sliced
  • Olive oil to drizzle


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. If fish is not already seasoned by your butcher, combine all blackened ingredients and liberally rub onto all surfaces of fish. Place fish in baking dish drizzled with olive oil. Bake until opaque and flaky, yet still moist, approximately 20 minutes, depending on thickness of fish.
  • While fish is baking, slice cabbage very thinly and then chop into slices about 2" long.
  • In a medium bowl, add mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery salt and sugar. Add cabbage to dressing and toss. Place in refrigerator until ready to assemble and serve.
  • Once fish is flaky and ready to come out of oven, drizzle with a little olive or avocado oil for extra flavor (optional). Assemble the tacos as you wish - Layer cabbage, salsa, fish and garnishes on flat tortillas, or fold over tortillas for eating by hand.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 56.3mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2.5mg