Fish Tacos


Fish Tacos |

We’re dealing with a bit of a crazy, scary heatwave that unfortunately is super common in Los Angeles during the month of September. Good ol’ September! All I want to do is bathe in a bath full of ice cubes, drink nothing but cold beer and eat ceviche and fish tacos.

That’s classic hot weather-food. It’s also the food I want to eat when I’m craving something filling and awesome, but also leaves me feeling with a bit of pep in my step.

Fish Tacos |

But mainly I made this because I want to share Stephanie’s new book, beautiful book.

The food looks glorious – and easy! If you like Stephanie’s blog, i am a food blog (it’s a must-read!), then you’ll love the book. The same design element from her blog is sprinkled throughout the book, the photos are modern, sleek, austere (in a good way!) and the food makes me want to run to my kitchen and make spicy chicken wings.

Also, Stephanie’s sweet and familiar personality comes through in the recipe head notes.

Fish Tacos |

So, if you’re sweating like me and in search of a light-as-a-feather, tasty meal, make these fish tacos. Also, if you’re just hungry you can also make them.

Fish Tacos |

Fish Tacos

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Juice from 1 lime or lemon
  • 1 pound tilapia or cod, cut into chunks
  • Salt and Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Corn or flour tortillas, warmed (or in my case, lightly charred)
  • To taste, chopped cilantro
  • To taste, finely diced onion
  • To taste, diced tomatos
  • To taste, hot sauce
  • To taste, lime wedges


  • Combine the jalapeno, onion, cilantro, oil and lime juice. Toss with the tilapia. Heat a bit of oil in a pan over medium high heat, and pan-fry fish chunks until cooked, about 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve fish on warmed tortillas with your choice of garnishes.


I used lemons instead of the recipe's calling for limes, because I'm bad at writing grocery lists, and I loved the lemon! I also loved charring the corn tortillas a bit over an open flame.
Serving: 3g
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  • Reply Sienna July 20, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Loved this recipe! SO simple, yet so YUMMY! (Oh, and absolutely LOVE your redesigned website!)

  • Reply Julia @ Sweet Kosher Salt September 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Fish tacos are one of my favourite foods! I love that little wooden spade-shaped spoon, it makes me think of eating tacos on the beach.

  • Reply Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion September 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I love her site, I’m always reluctant to buy a cookbook, until a reputable source recommends it. since you like it so much, I’ll pick it up. Can’t wait for yours!

  • Reply Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker) September 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I love fish but never think to make fish tacos. This looks wonderful and is making me want a copy of that cookbook!

  • Reply Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 9, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Yuummmm! Her book looks amazing, I gotta get my hands on it!

  • Reply DessertForTwo September 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Dang I want this book! Everything I see from it just looks SO GOOD.

  • Reply Flor September 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. I love fish tacos. I know we are going to get a lot of food blogging on delicata squash and roasting vegetables, but not yet please! I live in Santa Ana and the heat is oppressive, so yes to fish tacos. I am not ready to turn on the oven.

  • Reply Eileen September 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Yes, fish tacos! The state dish of California. 🙂 I could eat these any time, day or night, forever.

  • Reply Denisse @ Le Petit Chef September 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Mmmm, I love a good charred tortilla. Perfect simple recipe for a hot Cali day!

  • Reply Francesca September 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Oh I made this once upon a time on my blog too – inspired by Aarti’s Party. But yours photographs oh so much better. I also made a little spicy mayo instead of hot sauce, but ohmygod why didnt I just let it swim in Chalula? Smart lady!

  • Reply stephanie @ iamafoodblog September 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

    ♡♡♡ I love this so much Adrianna! And every time I see your gorgeous ceramics it makes me want to take a pottery class. Thanks for this lady!!! xoxo