Are you looking for a fun and tasty way to cook seafood that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further than these Kid-Friendly Fish Tacos made with Alaska Pollock!
These flavorful tacos are filled with fresh and wholesome ingredients, but come together in just a few easy steps. Plus, they're ready in under 30 minutes – perfect for busy weeknights!
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Get your taste buds ready; this is one meal even the pickiest of eaters will love. We know all kids love tacos made with chicken or ground beef, but how about making them with fish?
Not only are they full of flavor, but there is no strong “fishy” taste. The flaky fillets are easy to cook up in just minutes!
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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.
Kid-Friendly Fish Tacos
I prepared the toppings 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 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.
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📋Main Ingredients Needed
This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions. Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
- taco shells or taco boats
- Alaska pollock fillets
- Chimichurri Sauce
- sliced black olives
- shredded lettuce
- diced tomatoes
- Step 1: Prepare the Chimichurri Sauce according to the directions.
- Step 2: Spread a little of the sauce on top of the frozen fish and bake for 18 minutes.
- Step 3: While the fish is baking, prepare your favorite taco toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, and black olives.
- Step 4: Add your lettuce, fish, and remaining toppings to the taco shells.
- Step 5: Finally, drizzle a little more Chimichurri Sauce if desired.
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💡 Substitutions and Variations
- Fish tacos are great with any white flaky fish such as tilapia, cod, or mahi mahi.
- You can also serve the cooked fish over a bed of lettuce and make it into a taco salad with your favorite toppings.
- Also check out my recipe for Homemade Queso Dip
- Or you might enjoy THIS recipe - Hearty Beef Taco Salad
- If you have any leftovers, it's best to store the leftover fish and toppings separately in the refrigerator. Store the taco shells in an air tight container at room temperature.
- Reheat for a minute or two in the microwave or at 375° in the air fryer or oven for about 3-5 minutes.
Air-Tight Storage Containers: these air-tight storage containers that help keep food fresh for longer. Use them to store fresh baked goods, cookies, fruit and vegetables, left overs, and more. The silicone lids lock to close to ensure an air tight seal. The stackable, multi-size design makes these containers easy to store. They're perfectly sized for the fridge, freezer, or cupboard.
- You can freeze any leftover cooked fish for up to 2 months. Store in a freezer safe bag with as much air removed as possible.
- Defrost then reheat for a minute or two in the microwave or at 375° in the air fryer or oven for about 3-5 minutes.
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Pollock has a mild, delicate flavor without a fishy taste which makes it perfect for fish tacos.
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- 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°F.
- Place the Alaska pollock fillets in a baking dish that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Spoon a little of the 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 tacos, 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.
Top the fish tacos with homemade guacamole!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2018 with new photos, information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!