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Blackened Alaska Cod Tacos

Blackened Alaska Cod Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed Alaska black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla!

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Alaska Blackened Fish Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla! www.nutritionistreviews.com
It is so important to me to expose my kids to all of the foods out there (aside from some junk food that I’d not dying for them to try). I buy all of the unusual fruits and vegetables and serve them in different ways. We talk about the nutrition in different foods and keep it basic and fun. For example, protein is good for our muscles, omega-3 is good for our brains, produce helps us to not get sick, etc. 

Alaska Blackened Fish Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla! www.nutritionistreviews.com
My 3 year old remembers these nutrition facts and is proud to share them with family and friends.
I want to get the kids more used to eating fish and other seafood. I did not grow up eating a ton of seafood but we eat it sometimes and I do enjoy it when we have it. I love making tacos and so do my kids so I knew that fish tacos would be an awesome way to serve fish to the kids. My mom and sister love fish tacos so I shot them a text asking what is essential for fish tacos and they gave me some great pointers and then this delicious recipe was born.


Alaska Blackened Fish Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla! www.nutritionistreviews.com
My daughter loves crunchy purple cabbage so I knew that I wanted to include that. I used corn tortillas because that is my favorite type plus they are typically smaller which is great for little hands. I wanted to make the fish flavorful without being spicy so it is kid-friendly and I used smoked paprika, chili powder and garlic powder. It was an awesome combo! Finally, I topped it off with a creamy salsa sauce made of lime juice, plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream and salsa mixed together. Super tasty! These turned out so good that I'm having trouble looking at the pictures of them and not getting to eat them again right now!


Alaska Blackened Fish Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla! www.nutritionistreviews.com
For this recipe, I used a new-to-me fish, Alaska sablefish which is also known as Alaska black cod. It is loaded in omega-3 fatty acids which as my daughter says “is good for our brain”. It is known to be rich, buttery and velvety and was an awesome fish to use in these fish tacos. Because they live in deep, cold water, sablefish accumulate more fat (omega-3) than other kinds of fish. Omega-3 consumption is a big interest of mine as a dietitian and getting the kids to eat more is always a goal!

Alaska Blackened Fish Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla! www.nutritionistreviews.com
For these fish tacos, I decided to saute the sablefish and it turned out well! The sablefish is a fish from Alaska Seafood which I found at the fresh fish section of my grocery store. We celebrate Lent and do not eat meat on Fridays so these fish tacos are perfect for that. No frying required! We love going to a fish fry on Fridays during Lent and these fish tacos made at home are even better.

Alaska Blackened Fish Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Some other wild-caught Alaska whitefish varieties include halibut, sole, pollock and cod. Alaska's cold waters produce high-quality seafood and its wild fisheries contribute nearly 60% of all seafood harvested in the US. You can find Alaska whitefish varieties fresh or frozen year-round. Visit their site for recipes, cooking tips and more.

Yield: makes about 8-10 tacos 

Blackened Alaska Cod Tacos

Blackened Alaska Cod Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed Alaska black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla!

prep time: 5 MINS cook time: 10MINS total time: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound Alaska sablefish (Alaska black cod)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 8-10 corn tortillas

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl, mix together spices. Rub spices all over fish.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Saute fish for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through and blackened. Slice fish into pieces that will fit into tortilla.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together lime juice, salsa and sour cream for dressing.
  4. On an open flame, toast corn tortillas for about 30 seconds-1 minute on each side. 
  5. Fill a corn tortilla with a piece of blackened Alaska black cod, red cabbage, creamy salsa dressing and a squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy!

Alaska Blackened Fish Tacos features dry rubbed, blackened sauteed black cod with crunchy red cabbage, fresh lime juice and a creamy salsa dressing in a toasted corn tortilla! www.nutritionistreviews.com
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