Fish Tacos are simple to make, loaded with fresh ingredients, and a perfectly mild white fish for your kids to enjoy.
Which Fish is Best for Fish Tacos?
Most kinds of fish can actually be used for fish tacos and turn out delicious. It really depends on your preferences, and some fish do go better with certain types of toppings. Here is our take:
White Fish. There are a lot of different kinds of white fish and the biggest different is texture. Mahi mahi, flounder, halibut, cod, grouper, and snapper are all different types of white fish. We really love white fish, but these can be pricey. They have a really mild flavor and are a great fish to introduce to your kids first if you are wanting them to love seafood.
Salmon. This definitely has a stronger flavor, but a great texture. You can add a flavorful rub, char it on the grill, or add a delicious sauce to a salmon taco.
Farmed Freshwater Fish. A lot of taco shops use this type of fish – tilapia or catfish. These types of fish don’t have the best flavor or texture, so using really vibrant toppings is a good idea if you are going with this type of fish.
What are the Best Toppings for Fish Tacos?
Some of our favorite toppings are:
- Shredded white cabbage
- Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Chopped cilantro
- Fresh squeezed lime
- Chopped bell peppers
- Thinly diced red onion
- Pico de Gallo
- Chopped pineapple
- Chopped mango
Is White Fish good for you?
Fish in general has a lot of nutritional benefits. Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, contains high-quality protein, selenium, Vitamin B12, and and Vitamin D. White fish is generally a lot lower in calories than other fish and is generally really filling. Not all white fish is create equal though, so make sure if you are going to eat fish often, you do a little research about the type of fish you are eating. Paying attention to mercury levels is something you may also want to do.
More Fish Recipes
If you want to introduce your kids to more fish recipes, we have some good ones for you!