This fish taco sauce was developed a couple years ago by MaryJo and she thought it was worth saving. Turns out it is an awesome sauce for Wicked Good Fish Tacos.
It’s a great combination of classic ingredients but includes a good amount of Sriracha seasoning and a secret ingredient. Well, not so much a secret ingredient, but a seasoning that we’ve had for a while. It is Penzey’s Arizona Dreaming. It’s a spice mixture of peppers, garlic, onion, and lemon zest. It also contains no salt.
If you are not familiar with Penzey’s you should be. They are a spice company that originated in Wisconsin and has stores in several states. What is really nice about Penzey’s is that they have a great on-line service that provides spices really quickly.
When we were living in Minnesota, there was a Penzey’s store in St. Paul. We would make a day of going to Penzey’s then finding a restaurant to go to. Penzey’s is on Grand Avenue in St. Paul and there are numerous good restaurants up and down Grand Avenue.
Here’s a photo of our spice cabinet showing only part of our supply of Penzey’s spices. They are always fresh and are quality spices. You should check them out, especially since this recipe calls for Arizona Dreaming.
You can find their website here, under Penzey”s.
I must say also that Joe’s Healthy Meals does not receive any money from Penzey’s. I just believe in their products and customer service through their website.
Wicked good fish tacos
These fish tacos were great! I used Old Bay blackening seasoning for the fish which was tilapia. I know a lot of people don’t care for tilapia, but blackened tilapia is pretty good. Try to get some thicker fillets because they hold up to frying better and have more flavor.
The wicked good fish taco sauce that MaryJo came up with is the star of this meal though. It has a good amount of heat and good balance to go with the blackened fish.
Try this when you need a delicious, no fuss meal. And make sure you check out Penzey’s Spices.
Fish tacos recipe:
Wicked Good Fish Tacos
- 1 pound Talapia fillets
- 2 to 3 tsps blackening seasoning , (Old Bay or Paul Prudhomme)
- 2 tbsp canola oil
Wicked good fish taco sauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp mayonaisse
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 to 2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce
- 1 tbsp Penzey's Arizona Dreaming
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/3 purple cabbage , thin sliced
- 1/2 red onion , thin sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 4 taco sized flour or corn tortillas , (I used flour tortillas)
- Mix sauce ingredients in a medium sized bowl, refrigerate until used
- Season fish with blackening seasoning.
- Heat heavy skillet on high heat, add canola oil.
- Fry the fish on high heat about 2 minutes per side
- Combine cabbage, onion and cilantro in a bowl and toss in lime juice
- If desired, heat tortilla shells on a hot griddle.
- Assemble tacos and serve immediately
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