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Three blackened cod tacos.

Blackened Cod Fish Tacos with Sriracha Lime Crema

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30min
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Dinners
  • Cuisine: Tacos


Blackened cod fish tacos filled with flaky and juicy cod, topped with classic shredded cabbage and drizzled with a spicy Sriracha lime crema. This easy taco recipe will give you restaraunt quality tacos at home!



11.5 Lbs of fresh Cod filets

2 Teaspoons of smoked paprika

1 1/2 Teaspoon of onion powder

1 1/2 Teaspoon of garlic powder

1 Teaspoon of dried oregano

1 Teaspoon of brown sugar

1/2 Teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1/2 Teaspoon of freshly cracked pepper

1 Teaspoon of kosher salt

3 Tablespoons of canola oil

1 Cup of Sour Cream

23 Tablespoons of sriracha

Zest of one lime

Juice of one lime

810 Small tortillas

Toppings: radish slices, chopped cilantro, avocado slices and fresh shredded cabbage (I use a bagged blend from the salad section, sue me).


  1. In a small bowl combine smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, freshly cracked pepper, kosher salt and mix to combine spices. Rub cod filets with blackened spice blend on each side.
  2. In a medium skillet heat canola oil on medium-high heat. Test with a drop of water, water should ‘dance’ and sizzle to know pan is hot enough, usually takes 1-2 minutes. Drop cod filets into oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. *Tip, use a fish spatula for easier flipping and less pan stick. Remove fish from pan when it begins to ‘flake’ easily and place on a paper towel lined plate.  
  3. Heat tortillas via microwave in wet paper towels or gas stove burner (10 secs on each side should do it).
  4. In a small bowl combine sour cream, Sriracha and lime zest.  Layer your warmed tortilla with shredded cabbage and cod filets cut into large ‘chunks’ and drizzle with fresh lime juice. Top with desired toppings. Save Sriracha crema for last.


*Tip! I transfer the crema into a zip lock back and drizzle on for the ultimate ‘restaurant’ feel at home. 

Keywords: blackened, cod, tacos, fish, easy dinners