A perfect 20 minute meal when you want something healthy that everyone will love – these fish tacos with avocado cream are fantastic!
We probably eat tacos at least weekly around here – everyone loves them. But I haven’t made fish tacos more than once or twice over the years. The kids never used to like seafood so we would typically stick with chicken or beef for taco night. That has been changing though – my eight year old has now started saying that fish and shrimp are one of his favourite things!
In fact, after serving it on a regular basis for a couple years, all three of them will now eat fish quite happily. Of course, they still eat it pretty plain (we’re talking fish tacos that involve a tortilla, a piece of fish and a few strips of bell pepper – no sauce!), but that’s okay. The beauty of tacos – everyone can have them the way they want!
It’s actually starting to get a little tough to cook enough fish. I always think that I’m making truckloads of food and then all the fish is gone and people are still hungry. How is that even possible already? My oldest is only 10. Isn’t the ravenous, eat you out of house and home behaviour supposed to start much later? Like 4 or 5 years from now at least?
Evidently we will literally have no food in the house ever when my boys are teenagers. I’m a bit frightened.
That is one of the things I love about having fish tacos instead of fish by itself. The tortillas and all the toppings really help stretch the meal so that I can cook a reasonable amount of fish and everyone still gets enough to eat. Plus you can load up your tacos with veggies and have quite a healthy meal. Which I don’t always feel is the case when it comes to tacos – by the time you load on the cheese and salsa and sour cream, it doesn’t really seem all that healthy anymore!
But fish tacos? Pretty healthy stuff. Grilled fish, veggies, an avocado cream sauce that I kind of want to slather on everything it’s so good, all wrapped up in a warm tortilla shell.
That, my friends, is a perfect meal. At least in my world.
Note: Recipe and post updated April 4/16, originally posted July 14/14.