Seared Fish Tacos With Marinated Peppers


A jar of roasted red peppers makes a bright salsa for a new twist to taco night.

Seared Fish Tacos With Marinated Peppers
Total Time:
30 mins

Smoky and bright, these fish tacos are a weeknight winner and all you need is just 30 minutes from start to finish. Scatter a zingy roasted bell pepper salsa made with charred scallions, punchy sherry vinegar, and fragrant oregano over tender, flaked fish. Smoked paprika adds a nice earthiness to the dish, but feel free to swap it for hot paprika for a kick, or standard paprika for milder tacos. The finishing touches are slices of ripe avocado a nice creamy element, and briny, salty feta that pairs deliciously with the salsa.


  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano

  • 1 12-oz. jar roasted
    red bell peppers, drained and chopped

  • 4 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided

  • 8 scallions, trimmed

  • 2 8-oz. cod or grouper fillets, skinless

  • 8 6-in. corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 avocado, chopped

  • Finely crumbled feta or Cotija cheese


  1. Stir together vinegar, oregano, roasted peppers, 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon paprika in a medium bowl.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Place scallions evenly in skillet; cook, turning occasionally, until charred in spots and softened, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Chop and toss with roasted pepper mixture in bowl. (Do not wipe skillet clean.)

  3. Sprinkle fish with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon paprika. Heat remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Add fish to skillet; cook, undisturbed, until a light golden crust forms, about 6 minutes. Flip; cook, undisturbed, until opaque and just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and flake into large pieces.

  4. Top tortillas with fish, roasted pepper mixture, and avocado. Garnish with cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

596 Calories
37g Fat
38g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 596
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 662mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 159mg 794%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1098mg 23%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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