Citrus Fish Tacos

Disclaimer: I love tacos.

These citrus fish tacos are my [colorful and healthy] take on the traditional Southwestern classic dish. And if you are the least bit concerned, the multiple flavors do marry well into a pile of deliciousness. There is a slight sweetness from the corn tortilla, a spicy kick in the fish, lots of zest and citrus in the salsa, and a bit of saltiness with the chipotle sauce. 

Citrus Fish Tacos


For the fish:

2 salmon filets

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp ginger powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp EVOO

For the salsa:

1 mango, diced

1 onion, diced

3 Roma tomatoes, peeled and diced

1 small yellow bell pepper, diced

1 Anaheim pepper, diced

1 lemon, juice squeezed

1 avocado, diced

Handful mint, chopped

For the tacos:

8-10 corn tortillas

Chipotle hot sauce [substitute with your choice]

Cotija cheese, crumbled [optional]

Fresh lime wedges [optional]



Prepare the fish:

1. Evenly rub the salmon filets with all of the dry spices and let sit for 20 minutes

2. Heat the 2 tbsp of EVOO in a square grill pan. When hot, add the fish [skin side down] and cook, flipping half way, until the fish is white and somewhat flaky, about 8-10 minutes

3. Once cooked, set aside in a plate and cut the filets in to long, thin strips.

Prepare the salsa:

1. Peel and dice the mango, onion, avocado, and tomatoes. Note: place the diced onions in a strainer and run water through it. Let dry.

2. Dice the bell pepper and Anaheim pepper.

3. Once the onion is dry, combine all diced ingredients in to a large bowl.

4. Add the juiced lemon and handful mint. Mix together in a bowl.

Prepare the taco:

1. Heat up the corn tortillas on a pan without any oil.

2. Layer your tacos with fish, salsa, chipotle sauce, and cheese. Serve with a slice of lime and your other favorite condiments!

Enjoy! And if you decide to recreate a version of this, or any future dishes, please send me pictures and let me know how it turned out! Don't forget to tag and hashtag @sobiasiddiqui and #modalacarte on IG