Kid-Friendly Rockfish Taco Bar

Taco Party!

Kid-Friendly Rockfish Taco Bar

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Prep: 15 mins  |  Total: 45 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 1.5 pounds rockfish fillet
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Flour tortillas
  • Hard shell tortillas
  • For the Avocado Crema
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup crema or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For the Corn & Tomato Salsa (pro-tip: make a double recipe to use as a dip for chips)
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • ⅓ cup red onion, diced
  • 1-2 teaspoons lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Toppings to Put Out
  • Queso Fresco
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Tortilla chips (to dip in extra salsa)
  • Pickled “nacho” jalapeños
  • Avocado slices
  • Pinto Beans
  • Lime wedges


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 & 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 bass, and yelloweye.