It’s easy to adjust the heat in these Spicy Fish Tacos with Lime. You’ll love that they can be on the table in about 15 minutes!
I first posted these fish tacos waaaaay back in March 2013. It was one of my first recipes! They have been on my list to revamp for months, but I just never got around to it. The recipe is super quick and easy, so I should have found the time to take new photos by now. The thing is, since the recipe is SO quick and easy, I make these tacos when I want a fast and tasty dinner. If I’m in a hurry or low on energy (wait, that’s every day), then I’m not really in the mood to set up for photos before I sit down to eat!
This week I finally decided I was going to make time to photograph these tacos. Now I need to redo them again because I hate these pictures! It was dark, and I set up awkwardly on the floor with an artificial light. I swear these tacos are good. Just trust me even if the pictures don’t draw you in ;)
Although these are called spicy fish tacos, the heat is 100% adjustable to your taste. The simple marinade is just oil, hot sauce, lime, and salt. To make them more mild, just reduce the hot sauce! The boldness of flavor also depends on how long you marinate the fish. If you marinate it all day, then you’ll get much more tart, spicy flavor. If you quickly season the fish before cooking it, then it won’t be as noticeable.
These tacos pair perfectly with a fresh margarita. Depending on how much time you have, you can make your own tortillas, salsa, and guacamole, or use storebought versions for any and all of those to keep them simple. I’m sure you’ll enjoy these fish tacos however you decided to make them!
- 1 tablespoon olive or safflower oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (I used Tapatio brand)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1–1/2 pounds fish fillets (catfish shown here)
- 8–10 small tortillas
- toppings of your choice (shredded cabbage, salsa, sliced avocado, etc.)
- In a medium bowl, stir together lime juice, oil, hot sauce, and salt. Add fish and toss to coat. If you have time, leave in marinade for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Saute fish until brown on both sides and cooked through (time varies depending on type of fish).
- To serve, place fish on tortilla and top with desired condiments. Yum!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Mexican
Want more taco dinner ideas? Here you go!