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Kid-Friendly Rockfish Taco Bar

Taco Party!

Kid-Friendly Rockfish Taco Bar

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Prep time: 20 min  |  Cook time: 10 min  |  Total time: 30 min
Serves: 4

This taco bar is fun for the whole family. With a mild and flaky rockfish that is perfect for tacos, a creamy avocado crema, a sweet corn salsa, and all the fixings, your kids will be asking for seconds and thirds! And the best part about a taco bar? You can leave the more "adult" flavors on the side so everyone can customize their meal to their liking.


  • For the Tacos:
  • 1 to 1 ½ lb rockfish fillet
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • Flour tortillas
  • Hard corn shells
  • For the Avocado Crema:
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 c crema or sour cream
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • For the Corn & Tomato Salsa (pro-tip: make a double recipe to eat with chips)
  • 1 c frozen corn kernels
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • ⅓ c red onion, diced
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Additional Toppings:
  • Queso fresco
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Sliced avocado
  • Pinto beans
  • Lime wedges
  • Tortilla chips, for extra salsa


Make Salsa

Heat oil in a small saute pan over medium-high heat. Add corn kernels and saute for 4-5 minutes until the corn kernels are a little caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, cilantro and cooled corn. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Make Avocado Crema

Place avocado, crema, lime juice, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Cook Rockfish

Season fish with onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and salt & pepper.

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over high heat until shimmering. Add fish and cook until seared on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove fish to a platter for serving.

Make a Taco Bar

Set out the fish platter, tortillas, salsa, avocado crema, and other optional toppings, and have everyone dig in!

*This recipe also tastes great with other whitefish like pacific cod, lingcod, black rockfish, and yelloweye.