Blackened Tilapia Tacos w/ Mango Salsa and Sriracha Sauce

Blackened Tilapia Tacos w/ Mango Salsa and Sriracha Sauce

Blackened Spice Mix

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


Sriracha Sauce

1/3 cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1-2 tablespoons sriracha, to taste
2 tablespoon lime or lemon juice, freshly squeezed
salt to taste if needed


Mango Salsa

1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 jalapeño or serrano chili, diced
Salt to taste



2 pounds tilapia fillets (approx 5 to 6 fillets)
2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded or finely chopped
8-12 corn tortillas (taco size), soft or crispy shells
lime wedges (optional)
avocado slices (optional)



Spice Mix – In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients.

Sriracha Sauce – In a small bowl, combine the sour cream & mayonnaise, sriracha and lemon or lime juice. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Mango Salsa – In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Season to taste with salt. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Place the fish fillets in a single layer on a sheet pan or large container. Sprinkle the fish on both sides generously with about 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons of the blackening spice mix. Rub the fish with the spice mix.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. When heated, add the fish fillets, working in batches if needed. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes.  Flip and cook the other side for about 2 – 3 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. (When cooking the fish fillets do not move them around).

Remove the fish from the skillet into a serving platter. Break up the fish into smaller pieces that will fit into a small corn tortilla.

Warm up the corn tortillas. Top each tortilla with shredded lettuce, blackened fish, mango salsa and drizzle with the sriracha sauce. Enjoy!!!