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Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

    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, we now officially out-rank him 3:1 so taco night is a regular occurrence around here these days.

    Cajun Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa - a fresh and fast taco recipe

    Lucky for me, my boys love seafood of all kinds so we created these quick and easy fish tacos topped with a fresh mango salsa. If you’ve never tried preparing seafood at home or are slightly intimated by the cooking process, I urge you to reconsider. Fish beyond a number of health benefits, is versatile, protein-packed, low in calorie and extremely fast-cooking.

    Fish Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa - a fast and flavorful taco recipe
    Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa - a fresh and fast seafood recipe

    We happened to pair tilapia with the Cajun seasoning but this fresh mango salsa would be equally delicious on top of salmon, shrimp or even swordfish. Serve with warmed corn tortillas and fresh lime wedges and taco night is in the books.

    No forks required.

    Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

    Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

    4.13 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 mins
    COOK: 8 mins
    TOTAL: 23 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 1 pound tilapia (or any firm white fish seasoned with 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning and 1 teaspoon salt)

    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
    • 1 teaspoon canola oil
    • 12 corn tortillas


    • Pre-heat broiler on high. Line a broiler pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Arrange prepared fish filets in a single layer and broil until fish is golden brown the 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.


    Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 40.5gProtein: 24.8gFat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 0.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 923mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9.1g
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    1. 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!

    2. 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 :)

    3. I love that you officially out rank Rich in the taco department, ha ha! that made me smile :) I love fish tacos so much, and fish tacos are my favorite! I tend to buy more frozen fish these days because it is so hard to find good fresh where I live (I know.), need to add it into the rotation more regularly. That mango salsa and cajun seasoning is on point! Delicious!

      1. hahah I am so glad we do!! My kids literally LOVE tacos so he can’t even deny us anymore hahaha! I still can’t believe you can’t find fresh fish easily – and here I always had fish envy of you!!

    4. I looove fish tacos, and love having homemade mango salsa around, too. I’ll have to make these – my husband doesn’t eat fish and he doesn’t love tacos, so I’m saving this for a night he’s not home! ;)

    5. I had my first fish taco about 2 years ago and I fell in love with them because they had a mango salsa on them! Oh my gosh, I had no idea that Kroger did that! We don’t have a Kroger here but we have one about 45 minutes away! I’ve got to go check that out!

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