Mango and Tilapia Fish Tacos Recipe

Easy Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos Recipe

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.
Course Main
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Author Kelli Miller


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

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Drain each filet on paper towels for a few seconds and crumble into bite-sized pieces for the tacos

Mango Salsa Instructions:

  1. 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

  1. Layer the taco ingredients to your liking and enjoy!