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Easy Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos Recipe

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Looking for a delicious and easy fish taco recipe? Look no further than this Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos recipe! This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a quick and healthy meal.

Isn’t this Baja inspired fish taco recipe absolutely beautiful?  I just love all the bright colors.  Not only is it pretty, but it is so yummy, too!  In my opinion, you don’t get a much better fish meal than a tilapia recipe!

The tilapia is cooked in a mango salsa, which gives the fish a sweet and tangy flavor. The tacos are then topped with fresh mango, lime, and cilantro, making them a total flavor explosion!

And the best part? This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes!

So next time you’re looking for an easy and delicious fish taco recipe, be sure to give this Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos recipe a try!

Mango and Tilapia Fish Tacos Recipe

This Easy Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos Recipe is a perfect treat for you.  It is a fairly low calorie, yet super yummy dish.

One of the things I love about this recipe is that it includes tilapia. Tilapia is a whitefish that is popular in many parts of the world, including the United States.

It is a relatively lean fish, and it is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Either way, you will end up with a healthy and delicious dish.

Specialty Ingredients:

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What are good sides to eat with Fish Tacos?

There are a number of delicious sides that pair well with fish tacos. One popular option is to serve the tacos with a creamy coleslaw. The combination of the crunchy cabbage and the rich dressing works well with the flaky fish.

Another popular choice is to serve the tacos with a fresh watermelon salsa. The sweetness of the watermelon cuts through the richness of the fish, and the diced cucumber add a nice crunch.

Whatever sides you choose, make sure to include plenty of lime wedges. The acidity of the lime helps to brighten up all the flavors in the dish.

Tilapia Tacos - easy fish recipe

We like fried fish, but don’t like the oil so we use our air fryer to get the crispy and crunchy fried texture without the grease!

Fried foods have a bad reputation for being unhealthy. However, there are many ways to enjoy fried foods without sacrificing your health.

For example, this recipe includes fried tilapia. Tilapia is a lean fish that is high in protein and low in calories. When it is fried, it can be a delicious and healthy option. But also, this recipe includes fried tilapia because I am a sucker for fried fish. Must be the southern girl in me. 🙂 

However, for an even healthier dish, you can use baked tilapia or this clean eating tilapia instead.

These options are just as delicious as fried tilapia but are even better for you.

Whichever way you choose to prepare it, tilapia is a great option for a healthy meal.

Is Tilapia Real Fish?

There is some debate over whether tilapia is a real fish. While tilapia is technically a member of the cichlid family, some believe that it is not a true fish because it does not have scales.

However, Tilapia does have thin, transparent scales, but these are often shed as the fish grows. As a result, many tilapia are sold without scales.

In addition, tilapia is often farm-raised, which means that it may not be as hardy as other types of fish.

However, there is no doubt that tilapia is a delicious and popular food source, and it is considered by many to be a real fish.

Tilapia Fish Tacos with Mango

More Tilapia Recipes:

While tilapia is often thought of as a mild-tasting fish, there are actually many ways to prepare it that will allow you to enjoy its unique flavor.

Tilapia can also be grilled, providing a smoky flavor that pairs well with other summertime favorites like corn on the cob and watermelon.

Whether you’re looking for a simple weeknight meal or a festive dish for a summer cookout, there’s sure to be a tilapia recipe that’s right for you.

More Taco Recipes:

Mexican cuisine is rich and varied, and one of its most popular dishes is the taco. There are many different ways to make a taco, and the variety of ingredients used can make each one unique.

The most common type of taco is the Tex-Mex taco, which is made with a flour tortilla and filled with beef, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. However, there are also many regional variations of the dish.

In Central Mexico, for example, tacos are often made with soft corn tortillas and fillings such as barbacoa (slow-cooked goat or lamb) or carnitas (slow-cooked pork).

In the state of Guerrero, on the other hand, tacos are usually made with fresh seafood.

No matter what ingredients are used, tacos are a delicious and satisfying food that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Mango and Tilapia Fish Tacos Recipe

Easy Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos Recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours

These fresh and flavorful mango fish tacos are made with fried fresh tilapia and topped with a sweet and spicy fresh mango salsa and tangy blue cheese.


  • Fried Tilapia Ingredients
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds fresh tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • Mango Salsa Ingredients:
  • 1 large ripe mango peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Taco Ingredients
  • Fried Tilapia
  • Mango Salsa
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 6-12 Corn Tortillas


    Fried Tilapia Directions
    Heat the oil in a 3- or 4-quart pan to at least 375-degrees F. (just a couple of drops of water flipped off your hand will really crackle when the oil has reached this heat level).
    Roll the DRY and THAWED fish in the flour, shake off excess flour, and let the filets sit on a rack or, on wax paper, for 5-10 minutes.

    Roll the fillets in the flour a second time, shake off excess flour, and deep fry, no more than 2 at a time. (frying more than 2 filets at once drives down the oil temperature which will make the fish and coating soggy!) Turn once in the pan after a minute or so and remove when golden brown. They should be done in under 4 minutes, white and flakey inside at the thickest section of the filet. Do not overcook!

    Drain each filet on paper towels for a few seconds and crumble into bite-sized pieces for the tacos.

    Mango Salsa Instructions:
    Prepare the mango salsa by combining the mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl. Add the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Taco Instructions
    Layer the taco ingredients to your liking and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 651Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 1020mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 71g

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