Where are my tacos lovers? You know who you are! Let’s make these Spicy Island Fish Tacos for dinner tonight!
Tacos are a favorite in my house. Are they in yours? They are the perfect meal when you want something quick and easy. This recipe for fish tacos combines delicious island flavors; grilled tilapia, a spicy Asian inspired slaw, and sweet pineapple salsa. It’s the perfect meal for hot summer days. Enjoy it with an iced cold beer, margarita, or for the kids, a glass of cold limeade.
I recently had the opportunity to try a new all-purpose seasoning, Spicy No Salt Seasoning, from new Austin, Texas-based spice company, Outer Spice. I love spicy Mexican food and I was excited to try this.
Outer Spice launched in October 2013 with the idea to help boost everyone’s confidence in the kitchen. They currently offer 4 amazing low salt and no salt seasonings. All their seasoning blends are all-natural, gluten-free, and contains no fat, MSG, sugar, corn syrup, or other preservatives. Their spices are hand-picked, freshly ground in small batches, and packaged the same day to ensure freshness, aroma and quality. It’s that attention to quality and detail that you can smell and taste. The company says, “Whether you’re a chef, foodie or a parent who does not enjoy cooking, Outer Spice is the easy, no-fuss solution to making cooking fun, healthy and delicious meals kids will eat.”
Outer Spice couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I recently stopped using my favorite all-purpose seasoning. I’m all for sand on the beach, but I don’t want it in my food. The old seasoning I had been using contained Silicon Dioxide, better known as food grade sand. I know the saying that a little dirt never hurt anyone, but really folks? I don’t want to purposefully consume sand. Luckily, Outer Spice seasonings do NOT contain silicon dioxide. I’ve found my NEW all-purpose seasoning in Outer Spice. This spicy no-salt blend has a great flavor and can be used in everything from marinades and barbecues rubs to dressings and dips. Check the labels on your spices for silicon dioxide or silica. You’ll be surprised where you find it. I was!
I received a bottle of the Outer Spice Spicy No Salt seasoning for this recipe. This seasoning contains Garlic, black pepper, onion, allspice, thyme, lemon thyme, basil, scallion, red pepper, peppers, dill, caraway, cayenne, nutmeg, and other spices. You could taste the dill flavor and I thought it would go perfectly with fish. Therefore, I decided that fish tacos would be the perfect recipe to try with this seasoning blend. You can get your own Outer Spice seasonings at http://outerspiceit.com and select Whole Food Markets.
(For these tacos, you can substitute another all purpose seasoning for the Outer Spice Seasoning)
These Spicy Island Fish Tacos are terrific for summer meals. They are light and quick to make. For the taco shells, I use soft corn tortillas and double up on the tortillas to prevent the tacos from falling apart. Here’s my recipe for corn tortillas. You can choose to use hard corn shells or soft flour tortillas. You can make the Asian coleslaw and Pineapple Salsa before hand and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. I have pan-fried my fish in a little coconut oil, but you can easily grill, bake or BBQ on a wood plank, or deep fry it. Either way, you’ll love the combinations of flavor with the cabbage and pineapple. I know we do. So go out and enjoy these amazing tacos. You’re sure to see them on my upcoming meal plans.
Go and check out Outer Spice for yourself. There website has some other great recipes featuring their seasonings. After the recipe, be sure to enter to win your own Outer Spice Seasoning.
Yields 8 tacos
Serves 2 tacos
10 minPrep Time
8 minCook Time
18 minTotal Time
1/2 pound shredded cabbage, about 3.5 cups
1/2 cup julienned carrots
1/2 cup julienned daikon radish
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon Outer Spice Spicy no salt seasoning (you can substitute any all-purpose seasoning)
1 lime, juiced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt (if desired)
4 filets of tilapia, cut in half lengthwise
1/2- 1 teaspoon Outer Spice Spicy no salt seasoning (you can substitute any all-purpose seasoning & add a touch of cayenne)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
16 corn tortillas
- In a large bowl, combine all coleslaw ingredients. Toss to combine. Adjust the seasoning if needed (more Outer Spice for more heat). Set aside.
- Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Season both side of the fish filets with Outer Spice seasoning.
- Place fish filets into oil and pan fry for 3 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- Heat corn tortillas up in the skillet or in the microwave for 1 minute, until they are warm and pliable.
- To assemble tacos, stack two corn tortillas on top of each other, place fish, coleslaw, and pineapple salsa on top. Repeat with other tacos. Serve.
Disclaimer: I received a bottle of Outer Spice seasoning for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.