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Fried Avocado Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

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Tilapia. Avocados. Chipotle. All in one recipe? Yes! These fish tacos are irresistible and delicious!

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They city where I grew up in Mexico is a port town, which means that most of the most popular dishes are seafood based. Shrimp, octopus, crab, and of course mojarra (tilapia falls into this class of fish) are so popular and you can find a seafood restaurant in every corner serving it fresh! So now you know that we don’t only eat tacos in Mexico (although we do love them), but we love seafood too. For this recipe, I am going to combine the best of both worlds – fish and tacos.

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I remember always waking up at least once per week at 3 in the morning to go pick out the freshest fish and other seafood, because the fishermen always work during the night so that they have plenty to drop off at the market first thing in the morning. Let me tell you, even at that early time of the day, the port is a madhouse with people running around buying all different kinds of seafood! That is one of the reasons why I love seafood so much and I love coming up with different recipes that feature it and that allow me to remember my roots a little bit. These fried avocado fish tacos are a perfect example, and even my husband, who doesn’t like seafood at all, absolutely loved them!

Fried Avocado Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

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The delicious combination of fresh, perfectly seasoned ingredients make this recipe a real treat. The addition of the chipotle cream sauce makes them even more irresistible. The real kicker in the recipe has to be the fried avocado which adds an amazing crunch that perfectly complements the light flavor of the tilapia.

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We can’t forget about the smoky flavor of the fish that you can get by grilling it. The day that I made these, there was quite a bit of wind outside, so I wasn’t able to grill out there. Fortunately I was able to use one of these great indoor grill pans which are ideal for those days when you can’t cook outside on the grill.

In order to form the tortillas into the taco shape, I used one of our muffin tins, turned upside down like in the image below and baked them for 5 minutes in the oven.

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You definitely are going to want to try these tacos. I am fairly confident that they will be some of your favorites! Let me know how they turn out in the comments below.

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Fried Avocado Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce


For the Fish/Fish Marinade

  • 2 pounds of tilapia or other similar fish
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon of the following: garlic powder black pepper, salt, cumin, onion powder

For the purple cole slow

  • 1/2 purple cabbage cut into thin slices
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4 white onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Fried Avocado

  • 1 ripe avocado not too soft though, cut into slices
  • 1 cup of flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 large egg beat
  • 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
  • Frying oil

For the Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 C of plain yogurt
  • 1-2 chipotles in adobo sauce add more for more spice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


To Cook the Fish

  • Marinate the tilapia in a plastic bag with all of the marinade ingredients for at least 25 minutes.
  • Once fully marinated, place in the center of a large piece of aluminum foil, and fold.
  • Cook on a hot grill for around 10 minutes.

For the Purple Cole Slaw

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes

For the Chipotle Sauce

  • Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth

For the Fried Avocado

  • After cutting the avocado into slices, coat in the flour, then the egg, followed by the panko breadcrumbs.
  • Next, fry each avocado in hot oil for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Pat dry excess oil.

To Form the Tacos

  • Cut the cooked fish into smaller pieces and add to the previously warmed tortillas, followed by the purple cole sow, the fried avocado, and the chipotle sauce.
  • Serve immediately.
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These delicious Fried Avocado Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce are so fresh and tasty. Even if you don't love fish, you will love these!
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