Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Mustard Sauce | | Dijon mustard, cream, wine, chili powder, and lime lend these fish tacos a delightfully warm, creamy, spicy flavor | #recipe #tacos #fish #dinner

G’day! How-ya-goin-allright?

I’m feelin’ Aussie so I thought I should speak as one…

do you fancy that? I love the way they talk!

…Soooo, my neighbor caught me trying to get a glimpse of her grocery bags…again…

Yes, I am interested to see where my neighbors shop for their food. I know…SO weird!

BUT it tells me a little something about their lifestyle. Like, if I see them carrying “Whole Foods” bags then I know that she must really, really care about her whole foods if she drove 70 miles for it. (We do live in booneyville, don’t we!?!) If she/he is carrying bags from the nearest convenience store, then she/he is very busy and paying 5-times more for their food doesn’t bother them. When I see a “Wal-Mart” bag filled with food items, I think penny-pinchers!

See? It makes sense, right?

Okay, I see… you wanna talk about some Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Mustard Sauce! After all, that’s why you’re here. I know. I get you.

Well, here’s a story all about how my palate got flipped, turned upside down…and I’d like to take a minute just sit right there…I’ll tell you how I became …. a fan of fish tacos. I can’t rhyme. :-P

Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Mustard Sauce | | Dijon mustard, cream, wine, chili powder, and lime lend these fish tacos a delightfully warm, creamy, spicy flavor | #recipe #tacos #fish #dinner

Yeah, I am not big on fish. But! But, but, but…smother it with some of this beautiful sauce that I like to throw together and I am game! Put it in a taco and I am flyin’ high!

All it is is some onions, garlic, lime, wine, and cream. That’s all you need to slather over your fish and fall in love with said fish. Most people like to use tilapia for their fish tacos, but I say use whatever fish you want. My choice is always salmon. Tilapia is a close second.

Got some tortillas? Good! Let’s cook!

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Fish Tacos + Creamy Lime Mustard Sauce
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Dijon mustard, cream, wine, and chili powder lend these fish tacos a delightfully warm, creamy, spicy flavor.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
  • 1-pound white fish fillets, such as Tilapia
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 to 8 soft taco tortillas
  • ½ head of green or red cabbage, or you can use salad greens
  • 1 avocado, sliced
Creamy Lime Mustard Sauce, for garnish (recipe to follow)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place fillets in a baking dish.
  3. Drizzle fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake fillets for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. While the fish is cooking, prepare the Creamy Lime Mustard Sauce.
  6. Heat olive oil in a frying pan.
  7. Add diced onions and cook over medium-high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  8. Mix in the garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  9. Whisk in the white wine, dijon mustard, lime zest, and lime juice; cook until reduced by half; about 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Add chili powder.
  11. Whisk in the whipping cream and continue to cook and whisk until sauce thickens; about 1 to 2 minutes.
Construct the Tacos
  1. Warm the tortillas by heating a medium frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 1 tortilla at a time, flipping to warm both sides.
  3. Break up the cooked fish with a fork and place it in a warm tortilla.
  4. Top it with cabbage or salad, and avocado.
  5. Add the creamy lime mustard sauce.
  6. Serve.

Check out some of my favorite Fish Tacos recipes:

Fish Tacos with Creamy Green Chile & Cilantro Sauce Recipe¬†from Cookin’ Canuck

Healthy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce from Curry and Comfort

Crispy Panko Fish Tacos from The Shiksa

Italian Fish Tacos from Chocolate & Carrots

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  1. Kari M June 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM - Reply

    Wanted to let you know we had these for dinner tonight. They were fantastic! The lime mustard sauce is outstanding.

    • Katerina Petrovska June 20, 2013 at 8:16 PM - Reply

      YAY! Thank you for letting me know! I am SO glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Carol | a cup of mascarpone April 14, 2013 at 8:01 AM - Reply

    Love fish tacos, but your incredible sauce is what puts these over the top! These are wonderful, Kate!!!

  3. mjskit April 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM - Reply

    Oh How I do love a good fish tacos! This one looks delicious and I love the lime mustard sauce!!!

  4. Meghan April 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    I love fish tacos & these look amazing!!

  5. Kristy April 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM - Reply

    Ha! You have me signing the Fresh Prince song now! I still know all the words by heart. ;) These tacos look out of this world good. We love, love, love fish tacos in this house. I’m definitely going to be putting your version on our menu! :)

  6. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) April 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM - Reply

    Now you have me wondering what people think about my bags of groceries. I looooove fish but haven’t made fish tacos yet. Must try some!

  7. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts April 10, 2013 at 9:35 AM - Reply

    That sauce sounds fantastic, on anything (I’m picturing roasted asparagus or steamed spinach).

  8. Ramona April 10, 2013 at 9:06 AM - Reply

    Mmmmm.. I love fish tacos!! Your sauce with the lime and mustard sounds great. :)

  9. Michelle @Amourbeurre April 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM - Reply

    These look redonk! Delicious!

  10. Megan @ Pip and Ebby April 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM - Reply

    I love fish, and this sauce has me drooling! Delicious! Super funny that you check out your neighbor’s bags. It’s all true! You can tell a lot by a person’s grocery bags. :)

  11. Valerie April 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM - Reply

    Oh, these fish tacos look so delish!! (I love my fish!) <– kinda rhymes. May I have two tacos now, please? :D

    P.S. I'm a grocery bag/cart peeper too!

    • Katerina Petrovska April 9, 2013 at 12:55 PM - Reply

      I told you! You ARE my brotha from anotha motha!! Ok, sista… :-D

  12. Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks April 9, 2013 at 10:49 AM - Reply

    Looks delish – Nothing like some good fish tacos, and the mustard sauce is such a fantastic idea!! xoxo

  13. Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 9, 2013 at 10:36 AM - Reply

    Fish tacos are my fave but it’s that sauce I’m drooling over… yum!

  14. I need to find out where you live if you’re not actually in the city. How far in the boonies are you?

    The last time I had fish tacos was when I was in Baja California and they were awesome, but they didn’t look nearly as delicious as your do.

  15. Jen @ Savory Simple April 9, 2013 at 8:06 AM - Reply

    These sound totally killer!

  16. Nancy R April 9, 2013 at 7:26 AM - Reply

    G’day Kate…….I’m goin good :-) Or should I say Howdy!
    Feelin pretty excited about these fish taco’s you got here with this creamy mustard mayo. Gotta luv it! I betta make me some soon. This sure is a ripper!
    OK…..enough of the Aussie talk! Love this dish Kate. As an ‘Aussie’ we love our fish in any kind of dish and this looks yummo. Bring it on!
    By the way……..I love the American accent myself. As you know I have relatives in your neck of the woods and I love it when I here my aunt speak. Wish I was back in the USA. ;-)

    • Nancy R April 9, 2013 at 8:06 AM - Reply

      oops….meant to say “hear my aunt”

    • Katerina Petrovska April 9, 2013 at 8:25 AM - Reply

      Oh so that’s the correct spelling – g’day! I better change it! :)
      If you are on your way out here, let me know!! We’ll get together for sure!

      • Nancy R April 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM - Reply

        You are on girl! One of the first people I want to see. Then again, perhaps I may just smell the aroma of good cook’n and let my nose lead the way. :-)

  17. Joanne April 9, 2013 at 6:36 AM - Reply

    I LOVE seeing what my neighbors are cooking/eating so you’re not alone! It’s somehow fascinating lol.

    I’ve actually never had fish tacos but you make them look so good…I need to try them!

  18. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 9, 2013 at 6:07 AM - Reply

    Not really into fish dishes either, Kate–that is, unless they’re spectacular like this dish! Yummy looking Fish Tacos…the Creamy Lime Mustard Sauce truly makes it! xo

  19. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots April 9, 2013 at 5:54 AM - Reply

    Your fish tacos look spectacular! Thank you for the link love! :D

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