Blackened Cod Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

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These Blackened Cod Fish Tacos hit all of the right notes! The cod is seared using blackened seasoning, topped with a coleslaw mix, freshly made Pico de Gallo and a homemade Creamy Chipotle Sauce. Served street taco style, these little bites are full of very big flavor. Let me show you how to make them.

Ingredients needed to make the Blackened Cod

To prepare the Blackened Cod, you will need the following ingredients. They include:

How to sear the Blackened Cod Fish

Add a small amount of oil and butter to a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Sear the cod on the first side until golden and a crust has formed. This should take about 4 minutes or so depending on size. Flip and repeat. The internal temperature should reach 145 degrees and the now firm cod should flake easily with a fork as shown here.

How to char the tortillas

I am using the small street tacos for this recipe and each taco gets two of them. I place them in a hot, dry skillet and char them for added flavor. This also helps to soft them up before serving. Place the charred tortillas between two damp kitchen towels until ready for assembly.

I topped mine with this fresh Pico de Gallo. Click here to get that recipe!

How to assemble the Blackened Cod Fish Tacos

Layer two of your charred street tacos and place the coleslaw mix into the bottom. Top with a generous portion of the Blackened Cod Fish and finally, top that with the Pico de Gallo.

This Creamy Chipotle Sauce was so special, it has it’s own post but you can get that recipe by clicking here!

Drizzle the sauce generously over the warm fish tacos, add a few lime wedges for squeezing and cilantro for garnish and you have on stunning and delicious entree!

Just look at that plate! I promise you will love this one. Super flavorful and easy to make.

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Blackened Cod Fish Tacos

Blackened Cod Fish Tacos
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 tacos


  • Non-Stick Skillet
  • Food Processor



  • 4 Cod Filets if using frozen, thaw and pat dry
  • 1 tsp Blackened Seasoning store bought (or get the recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Lime juice and zest
  • pinch Salt omit if it's included in your Blackened Seasoning


  • 1 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 3/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano


  • 1 pkg Small Street Tacos charred
  • 1 pkg Coleslaw Mix this is just the cabbage mixture, no dressing
  • 1 recipe Homemade Pico de Gallo (see link in blog post)
  • 1 recipe Homemade Creamy Chipotle Sauce (see link in blog post)
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Lime Wedges for squeezing



  • Add the blackened seasoning to the cod, tossing well to coat. Preheat a non stick skillet over medium high heat, adding oil and butter. Place the cod onto the hot skillet and do not move for 4-5 minutes or until it is seared and naturally releases itself. Flip and repeat on the other side. The internal temperature should be 145 degrees.
  • Allow the fish to rest for a minute and using two forks, create large chunks.


  • Char the tortillas in a skillet over medium high heat until soft and pliable. Stack two tortillas together and add the coleslaw (cabbage) mixture. Top with the chunks of cod and the Pico de Gallo (recipe link in blog post).
  • Drizzle with the Creamy Chipotle Sauce (recipe link in blog post), serve with a wedge of lime for squeezing and garnish with cilantro.
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