Fish Tacos with Asparagus Salsa



Serving size

3 tacos
45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and leftover taco filling is great cold in tacos or salads. Keep for no more than 48 hours.

Serve with Asparagus Salsa

Fish Tacos with Asparagus Salsa


1 tsp. Olive oil
1 medium White onions (diced)
1 medium Yellow bell peppers (diced)
1/2 tsp.. Smoked paprika
1 tsp.. Ground cumin
1/2 tsp. Chili powder
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. Salt
6 ounces Fresh whitefish (cod, halibut, grouper, tilapia)
1/4 cup Water
6 medium (approx 5 inch dia) Taco shells
1 Ounce Reduced fat monterey jack cheese (shredded)
1 cup shredded Iceberg lettuce (sliced thin)
1 small whole (2-2/5 inch dia) Tomatoes (sliced into small wedges)


Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.

Add the diced onion and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to soften. Add the chili powder, cayenne pepper and salt.

Cut the fish into 1 inch strips.

Add the water and fish to the pan. Cook for about 7 - 10 minutes over medium heat until the fish is cooked through. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly.

When ready to assemble divide the fish between the 6 taco shells. Top with the cheese and then the lettuce and tomatoes.

Each serving (3 tacos) should be served with 1/3 cup Asparagus Salsa divided between the three tacos.

Serve this recipe with one of these vegetable side dishes.

Asparagus Salsa

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F. When hot spray the pan with oil and add the asparagus. Cook, turning about twice, for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and place in the ice water to chill. When cold cut crosswise into small slices. Leave…

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users if served with the Asparagus Salsa. The Vitamin K in the Nutrition Information for this recipe is without the salsa.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

There are endless variations of tacos. This fish taco recipe is terrific with very mild spice and too much will overpower the fish. These tacos are great with Asparagus Salsa, but you can serve with almost any salsa of your choosing such as Mango Salsa or Tomatillo Salsa.

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