Fish Tacos

December 30, 2016

Chrissy Teigen’s Skillet-Charred Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are my favorite! And these from Chrissy Teigen’s new #CravingsCookbook did NOT disappoint. I love the spices and fresh vegetables. Plus these are super easy to assemble and devour. I made homemade tortillas and paired them with Mich’s Margs which completely made everything so much more enjoyable.

Spicy Mayo

  • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄4 cup Sriracha

Hot Green Pepper Sauce (essential!)

  • 4 serrano peppers (hot)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lime


  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1⁄2 pounds tilapia fillets (or your favorite white fish)


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced or julienned
  • 1⁄2 cup sliced scallions
  • 1 large avocado, sliced Pepper’s Hot Green Pepper Sauce (page 113), for serving
  • Cilantro sprigs and lime wedges, for serving

In a bowl, stir together the mayo and Sriracha until smooth.

In a bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic, salt, pepper, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil. Rub the spice mixture all over the fish. heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and when the oil just starts to smoke, add the fish in one layer and cook until slightly charred, 3 minutes per side. Remove from the heat, cool, and flake the fish.

Warm the tortillas, 2 by 2, in a dry skillet set over medium heat, flipping after a few seconds. Stack the hot tortillas to keep them warm.

Spread 1 tablespoon of the spicy mayo on each tortilla, then top with some fish. Top each taco with some cabbage, tomato, radish, and scallion. Then top each taco with avocado. Drizzle with some of Pepper’s hot green pepper sauce. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Mich’s Margs (serves 2)

  • 3 shots tequila
  • 1 1/2 shots Cointreau
  • 1/2 shot lime juice
  • 2 1/2 shots grapefruit juice
  • 4 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • 3 pinches cayenne

Put all ingredients in a shaker and then pour into a salt-rimmed glass. Serve with lime wedge and enjoy!

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