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What Fish Should You Use for Fish Tacos?

What Fish Should You Use for Fish Tacos?


Spice things up with a fresh take on taco night — these mouthwatering, wild-caught fish are the perfect choice for baja-style fish tacos. Not only are they finger-licking good, these fish selections are also packed to the gills (pardon the pun) with nutrients and health benefits. Ahead, check out our favorite fish picks:

Wild Black Cod/Sablefish

The mild flavor and melt-in-your-mouth consistency of cod is the perfect pairing for bold ingredients like cilantro, jalapeño and Mexican spices. With a succulent, velvety texture, Black cod is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3s. These snow-white fillets have a rich oil content (and that’s the GOOD kind of fat!). Stock up now and then prepare to pour your margarita.

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Wild Alaskan Halibut 

Instantly elevate taco Tuesday with Wild-caught Alaskan Halibut — the world’s “premium white fish.” Loved for its firm, flaky texture and delicate flavor, this fish features a sweet flavor that’s the ideal complement to a spicy salsa. This pure, snow-white fish is naturally lean and low in calories, plus it’s an excellent source of potassium and magnesium.

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How to Prepare:

For these first two white fish selections, you’ll need to pan-fry the diced fish in olive oil and season with chili powder, smoked paprika and cumin. Then, simply top with the taco toppings of your choice and dig in!

Wild Quinault Coho Salmon

Although white fish is best known as the go-to selection for tasty, easy-to-prepare fish tacos, don’t count out salmon just yet. With a firm texture, this fish is a favorite for grilling. Salmon lends itself well to a blackened seasoning, which can give your tacos an added oomph. Plus, the health benefits of salmon are certainly no secret — so why not give them a go? If you do decide to give salmon tacos a try, don’t miss our recipe for Alaskan Salmon Chile-Citrus Tacos.

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Looking for more fish taco ideas? Check out this post: 5 Seafood Taco Recipes for Cinco de Mayo.