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Fish Taco Bowls

Feb 26, 2014

Get ready to have your minds blown.  If you love fish tacos you will love this decomposed bowl version.  They were so delicious!  Now if it were up to me I would have served these over brown rice but Matt has an aversion to brown rice and wheat bread (typical man) – he likes all things white so I obliged him with white rice.  You can add whatever toppings you like but I loved this combo. We used Mahi for our fish which we both love but any white fish would work fine!  I chopped and assembled all the toppings ahead of time and popped it in the fridge so all I had to do at dinner was cook the fish and rice- easy weeknight meal!  The bowls were so fresh tasting and full of flavor.


|| F I S H  T A C O  B O W L S ||


2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

Dash of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes

Pinch of garlic powder

1-2 pounds Mahi fillets (or other white fish such as tilapia)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil

3 green onions, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped

1 cup frozen corn, thawed, or fresh corn cut off the cob

1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 

1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese ( I love cabot or cracker barrel)

2 cups cooked rice

Avocado diced (I drizzled with lime juice to prevent from browning before dinner)

Sliced jalapenos
Hot sauce or salsa

a small bowl combine chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and garlic
powder.  Drizzle fish with olive oil and then sprinkle evenly over fish add salt and pepper to

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Bake fish about 25 mins until flaky with fork.

Layer rice, all other toppings, and fish in a bowl and top with avocado, jalapenos, and hot sauce or salsa if desired.  Note- the toppings are best served room temperature for this meal.



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  1. Looks delish as all of your recipes always do!!

  2. Emily says:

    I love fish tacos so I will definitely be trying this. Thanks!

  3. I struggle to find creative ways to get my family to eat more seafood… can't wait to try this! Great idea!!

  4. Love fish tacos- we make them almost once a week! definitely have to try the bowl version next!!

  5. Keely says:

    Fresh, simple, and delsih that works for me!!! Thanks for the recipe, I have been over doing chicken over here so this would be a great change!

  6. white rice is actually considered 'cleaner' in the paleo world. Looks awesome.

  7. Nat says:

    Yum I'm going to have to give these a try they sound delicious and diet friendly!

  8. Katie says:

    Will certainly be making these. Yummy! Thanks for the great idea!

  9. Alexa says:

    Not going to lie but I do taco bowls ALL the time. Another good one is chicken in the crockpot cooked in green salsa and onions, then add it to rice, avo, salsa, green onions, etc. So easy and healthy!

  10. Ugh your recipes are always so good! I need you to come to my house and whip me into shape!! Love anything mexican related obviously!

  11. This looks delicious! Totally making this.

    xo, Lindsey

  12. The Caumonts says:

    This is our new favorite dinner! I made it with chicken instead of fish but my husband and I both agreed that it was our favorite dinner we have had in weeks. Plus the leftovers made a terrific salad for lunch the next day.

  13. Oh gosh! The first picture made me hungry in a heartbeat, even though I've just eaten a snack an hour ago. Hahaha! I love fish tacos, and your take on them is easy to prepare and healthy to boot. That's why I'm definitely gonna try that out, if I can scrounge up the ingredients on this cold early winter season. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Happy cooking!

    Chris Carpenter @ Domenico's

  14. Carrie says:

    I just want to tell you that I love this recipe. I have been using it for years just substituting chicken for fish. It is a family favorite.