This post for Kid-Friendly Fish Tacos was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
We all know we should eat more fish. In fact it's recommended to serve fish at least two times a week. Now, that's a lot for our family...especially when my husband is the real seafood lover. But I thought why not try to make a recipe that I know everyone loves but change up the protein and use seafood.
Kid-Friendly Fish Tacos is a recipe that even the pickiest of kids will enjoy for dinner this week. I chose to use Alaska pollock in place of ground beef or chicken. And I used taco shell shaped boats instead of the more traditional taco shell and it was a success!
Alaska Seafood - Pollock Fillets
Wild-caught Alaska whitefish varieties, such as halibut, sablefish (black cod), sole, Alaska pollock and cod, are a delicious and easy way for the whole family to eat more seafood.
Alaska pollock is a delicious and easy way for the whole family to eat more seafood. Fresh or frozen, Alaska seafood is a great option for dinner tonight. The cold pristine waters in Alaska produce high-quality seafood.
Alaska whitefish varieties are sold fresh and frozen year-round. If you're looking for other ideas, cooking techniques, tips and healthy options of how to serve Alaska Seafood, please check out their website here. You can also "Ask for Alaska" at the seafood counter of your local grocery store for help in selecting the best variety to use for your favorite recipe.
Kid-Friendly Fish Tacos
I couldn't believe how easy it was to cook the Alaska pollock. For this recipe, I chose to bake the frozen fish and season it with my Homemade Chimichurri Sauce. I knew the sauce would be the perfect accompaniment for the white fish and tacos.
Spread a little Chimichurri Sauce on top of the frozen fish and bake for 18 minutes.
While the fish baked I quickly prepared the toppings that I know my family loves for tacos. We had sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sliced black olives, salsa and a fun crunchy onion topping that was new to us. I added a little more of the Chimichurri Sauce on top as well. I also made our favorite Homemade Cole Slaw with diced green apples as our side dish.
I tried a different type of taco shell...more of a taco boat. That made it fun for a change and it kept everything from falling apart the minute you bite into a traditional taco shell. Everything was delicious.
Fish tacos are a fun way to get the whole family to enjoy seafood!
- 8 Taco Shells or Taco Boats
- 3 8 ounce Alaska pollock fillets
- ½ cup Chimichurri Sauce
- sliced black olives
- shredded lettuce
- diced tomatoes
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Place the Alaska pollock fillets in a baking dish that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Spoon a little of chimichurri sauce on top of each fillet.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
While the fish is cooking, get the topping ingredients ready for the taco bar.
To assemble the taco's, place the shredded lettuce on the bottom of the taco shell or boat followed by the sliced fish. Top with diced tomatoes, black olives and salsa. Drizzle with more of the chimichurri sauce if desired.