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Blackened Fish Taco Bowls with Corn Salsa

These blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa are quickly becoming a family favourite!  Spicy fish, fresh avocado, and corn salsa served on hot rice.  So good!

These blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa are quickly becoming a family favourite! Spicy fish, fresh avocado, and corn salsa served on hot rice. So good!

Blackened fish might be my favourite meal of all time.  Actually blackened anything – spicy food is good.  But blackened fish is really the best.

Add it to a taco bowl and cover it in corn salsa, fresh avocado, and avocado cream and I’m in my happy place.

If you enjoy fish and Mexican food, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll love this meal.

These blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa are quickly becoming a family favourite! Spicy fish, fresh avocado, and corn salsa served on hot rice. So good!

I used mahi mahi for the fish, because I had some and I really like it, but any firm white fish would work well here.  You could also use a blackening seasoning mix (or cajun seasoning – it’s pretty similar) if you happen to have some instead of making the seasoning.  Or you could leave it off altogether and just season your fish with a bit of salt and pepper.  That’s how my kids like it – because they’re crazy.  Definitely an option if you don’t care for spicy food though – this seasoning mix does have a bit of kick to it.

These blackened fish taco bowls were the perfect meal for 30 Minute Thursday this month.  Something about fish tacos just screams summer to me, so this taco bowl version obviously needed to happen for the first summery Thursday this year!

These blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa are quickly becoming a family favourite! Spicy fish, fresh avocado, and corn salsa served on hot rice. So good!

Easy to make and full of flavour, this is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.  Or a weekend.  I’m not picky.

These blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa, fresh avocado and an amazing avocado lime cream sauce need to make an appearance at your house too!  I’m pretty sure this will be on the meal rotation here for the next few months.  Or longer – because I’m not getting sick of this meal anytime soon!

You’ll also find a list of more 30 minute meals from my friends just below the recipe!

These blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa are quickly becoming a family favourite! Spicy fish, fresh avocado, and corn salsa served on hot rice. So good!

Yield: serves 4

Blackened Fish Taco Bowls with Corn Salsa

These blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa are quickly becoming a family favourite! Spicy fish, fresh avocado, and corn salsa served on hot rice. So good!

These blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa are quickly becoming a family favourite! Spicy fish, fresh avocado, and corn salsa served on hot rice.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the salsa:

  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the avocado cream:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup avocado (about half of a large avocado)
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (half of a lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the fish:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 mahi mahi fillets (or other firm white fish)

For serving:

  • hot, cooked rice
  • sliced fresh avocado
  • fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the corn, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper until combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend the sour cream, avocado, green onion, lime juice and salt until smooth and well combined.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the paprika, cayenne, black pepper, salt, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder and thyme until combined.
  6. Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels and rub the spice mixture into both sides of the fish.
  7. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy skillet on medium heat.
  8. When the oil is hot, add the fish and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  9. Serve over hot cooked rice with the corn salsa, fresh sliced avocado, fresh cilantro and avocado cream.

Notes

There are a lot of ingredients but this can be made in 30 minutes! Get the rice cooking before starting, and you can save some time by making either the salsa or the avocado cream while the fish is cooking. You can also skip making the blackening seasoning if you have some already, or you can use cajun seasoning instead if you have that.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 804mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 8gSugar: 8gProtein: 45g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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  1. Bev says:

    I made this this evening. I got almost all of my ingredients from Trader Joe’s. Used the organic frozen brown rice to make it extra simple. I hate cooking rice. Also, I used the frozen roasted corn-yummy. They also have frozen mahi mahi fish so this is I’ll def be a favorite go to meal.
    Only thing is that I must be a slow chef. Took me over an hour but worth every extra minute.
    Thanks so much.

    1. Stacey says:

      So glad you liked it! I think this is one of those meals that gets faster once you’ve made it a few times – meals with several components always take longer the first time you make it. Also, you just made me wish yet again that we had Trader Joe’s here! 🙂

  2. Rose says:

    I made this with cod and it was so, so delicious. That sauce is magic! We used old bay blackened spice because we’re lazy, it probably would’ve been even better with yours. It was still fab though, would make it again.

  3. Izzy @ She Likes Food says:

    I love all blackened food too! It just gives it such great flavor! I’m always thinking I need to cook more fish and I love this quick and easy recipe!

  4. Yay for easy summer meals! I love blackened fish too, though I’ve never made it myself before! I definitely need to try it after seeing this recipe. Sounds SO good, Stacey! Especially over a taco bowl with corn salsa. I could eat that salsa all on its own, it looks amazing!

    1. stacey says:

      I’d never made it before either, but it’s so easy I know I’ll be making it constantly now! Thanks Gayle!

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