Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

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These fresh and flavorful baked fish tacos with mango salsa are made with broiled tilapia and topped with a sweet and spicy mango salsa.

Baked fish tacos with mango salsa

I don’t know what it is about tacos, but they just seem to make everyone happy. Even though my husband isn’t a huge fan of Mexican food, he and my boys love seafood of all kinds. So we created these Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa. Fish tacos are seriously so easy, and fish cooks so fast! You’ll make them once and return to the recipe over and over again.

Ingredients

  • For the tacos: tilapia, Cajun seasoning, salt, canola oil, mango salsa, and tortillas.
  • For the mango salsa: mango, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, jalapeño, and salt & pepper.

How to Make Baked Fish tacos with Mango Salsa

Stirring cajun seasoning and salt

Start your fish tacos with mango salsa by mixing your Cajun seasoning with salt.

Cooking tilapia for tacos

Then lay your fish out on a prepared baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with seasoning. Broil on high for about 6-8 minutes, or until flaky and golden brown.

Cutting cilantro

While fish bakes, make your mango salsa. Start by mincing your cilantro, onion, and jalapeño, and dicing your mango.

Adding mango to bowl

Then in a large bowl, add the diced mango.

Adding onion and jalepeno to salsa

Add in the red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro.

Juicing lime into salsa

Freshly squeeze in the lime juice.

Seasoning salsa

Then season with salt and pepper and stir everything together.

Cooking tortillas

To prepare your tortillas, on a hot skillet seasoned with oil, toast on each side for about 30 seconds.

Assembling fish tacos

Assemble your tacos by flaking your fish into bite-sized pieces, and evenly divide among the tortillas. Top with the fresh mango salsa.

Picking up fish taco with mango salsa.

Serve garnished with additional cilantro or jalapeño slices, and enjoy your Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa!

Easy Substitutions

  • Switch the fish. The Cajun seasoning and salsa would taste great with salmon, shrimp, or even swordfish.
  • Take out the spice. If you or your family can’t do spice, make the mango salsa without the jalapeño.
  • Add some toppings: Up the flavor by adding some sliced avocado or bell pepper on top, or by throwing diced pineapple into the salsa.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can you serve with fish tacos?

I’ll serve it with some rice and beans, like my Cuban Black beans and Rice, with a simple salad, or a veggie slaw.

What kind of fish is good for fish tacos?

Any type of white fish usually, like tilapia, cod, grouper, or mahi mahi.

How do you store leftover fish tacos?

Keep the fish and salsa in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Fish tacos with mango salsa.

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Liz eating fish tacos with mango salsa.

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No fork required.

Fish tacos with mango salsa

Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

4.16 stars average
These fresh and flavorful baked fish tacos with mango salsa are made with broiled tilapia and topped with a sweet and spicy mango salsa.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 8 minutes
TOTAL: 23 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound tilapia (or any firm white fish)
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 12 corn tortillas

Mango Salsa

  • 1 ripe mango (peeled and diced)
  • ½ cup cilantro (minced)
  • ½ cup red onion (minced)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
  • 1 minced jalapeno (remove seeds and stem for mild salsa)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat broiler on high. Line a broiler pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Season fish with Cajun seasoning and salt. Arrange prepared fish filets in a single layer and broil until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork, about 6-8 minutes.
  • While the fish is broiling, prepare mango salsa by tossing together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove the fish from the broiler pan to a plate and flake into bite-sized pieces with a fork.
  • To prepare the corn tortillas, heat canola oil over medium-high heat in a large non-stick pan. Using tongs, quickly toss the tortillas in the warm oil about 30-60 seconds per side and move to a plate lined with a towel. Cover the tortillas to keep warm and continue until you heat all 12 tortillas.
  • Divide the fish between the tortillas and top with mango salsa to serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 40.5gProtein: 24.8gFat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 0.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 923mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9.1g
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31 responses to “Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa”

  1. wonderful cook Avatar
    wonderful cook

    I made these fish tacos the other night and I am so happy with the flavor of this dish. This recipe is amazing. Easy to follow and the taste was delicious. Thank you sooo much for sharing!

    1. Chip Avatar
      Chip

      Fail
      Not a good blend of flavors; will not make again

  2. Rachel Avatar
    Rachel

    This is my favorite fish taco recipe. Also love the mango salsa. I used frozen mango for the simplicity in preparation.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much!!!! Appreciate it!

  3. Amy Jo Avatar
    Amy Jo

    I made these last night for dinner- they were wonderful! I added a little bit of avocado to the salsa just to offset the heat from the jalapeño. Yum!
    I used cod instead of catfish and had my friendly Kroger associate season them and wrap them up in the baking packet. It was so easy to use I will definitely return!

    Thank you!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh I’m so thrilled to hear that Amy!!! Let me know if you try any other recipes of mine!!

  4. Lariza Avatar
    Lariza

    Delicious tacos. I loved the flavor and crispness of the fish, also you dont make a mess since you broil it, and it cooks fast. I didnt find mangoes and used avocados instead, perfect flavor. Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!! Great idea to use avocados instead!!

  5. susan / the wimpy vegetarian Avatar
    susan / the wimpy vegetarian

    Fish tacos are such a favorite of mine – and I love them with mango salsa!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Whenever I make them I ask myself why I don’t make them more often!! Thanks Susan!

  6. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles Avatar
    Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles

    My biggest challenge is finding recipes for fish and seafood that my kids will eat. I’ll eat it all! These fish tacos look fabulous!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I feel like putting anything in a taco helps a kid eat it – haha!