Baja Fish Tacos with Honey Lime Sweet Potato Hash
The thing I love most about this recipe is that it’s a sheet pan meal, which means no clean up for me! Woot Woot!!! If you’ve never made a sheet pan meal, then you must read my 4-Tips for Sheet Pan Success. You may never want to cook on your stove top ever again. I also love the sweet/spicy/tangy notes that come from all of the delicious spices and lime zest. Zest really brightens up this dish and rounds out the flavors, so don’t skip it! You can get perfect citrus zest every time if you’ve invested in a microplane zester. Zest adds flavor without the fat, and I use mine EVERY DAY!
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Baja Fish Tacos: Tips and Tricks
How do I know my fish done?
Remember that at 425 degrees F, it will only take about 5-7 minutes for the Swai fillets to be fully cooked. Look for 2 things:
1. A change in color. Fish will turn from opaque (when it’s raw) to a bright white color (when it’s cooked).
2. Stick a fork in it! Fish is fully cooked when you can insert a fork into the center of a fillet and the fish easily flakes apart as you twist the fork.
Do you make your own Baja Fish Taco spice blend?
YES! I love purchasing my spices in bulk. It is typically way more fresh and so much cheaper than those little bottles of spices you can purchase at the grocer. If you make this dish often enough, you can blend the spices in a labeled spice jar like these. Then it is ready whenever you are craving them!
How can Baja Fish Tacos really be mess-free?
Some would say I’m being wasteful and lazy, but I beg to differ. I love to wrap my sheet pans in heavy-duty foil for extra-easy cleanup.
Can you roast the sweet potatoes and the fish at the same time on the same sheet pan?
Yes! Just don’t add the fish to the sheet pan until half way through the cooking time of the sweet potatoes. Fish cooks faster than potatoes, so if you put them in together at the beginning you’ll either have under-done potatoes or over-done fish. Yuck!
Printable Recipe for Baja Fish Tacos with Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Hash:
Baja Fish Tacos with Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Hash
- 6-8 Swai or tilapia fillets or any mild white fish, seasoned to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground paprika
- 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
Sweet Potato Hash
- 4 Tbs. good olive oil divided use
- 4 medium sweet potatoes diced into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 sweet red bell pepper
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups frozen sweet corn thawed
- 2 cups cooked black beans or substitute a 14 oz. can, drained and rinsed
- 3 Tbs. honey
- 3 Tbs. lime juice
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- Chopped purple cabbage
- corn and/or flour tortillas
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.Line a large baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.
Place sweet potato pieces onto prepared baking sheet and drizzle with 3 Tbs. oil, tossing evenly to coat.
In a small bowl, combine spices; sprinkle spice blend over sweet potatoes and toss again.
Bake, uncovered, on center rack of oven for 15-20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are fork-tender, tossing half way through baking time. (If you want to add the fish fillets to this same baking sheet, do so when there is about 7-8 minutes of the baking time remaining for the sweet potatoes. Move potatoes to one side of the baking sheet and place fillets in a single layer on the other side.)
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, heat remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil over medium-high heat.
When the oil is hot, add onion and saute until caramelized, 5-6 minutes, adding garlic to skillet during last 30 seconds.
Reduce heat to medium; add black beans, corn, honey and lime, cooking until hot throughout; toss in roasted sweet potatoes and cilantro.
To serve, place desired portions of fish fillets into warm tortillas, top fish with warm hash, along with a bit of purple cabbage for crunch.
**If you have low-carb guests, offer the option of a Baja Fish Taco Bowl: place warm hash into the bowl as the base and top with fish and a sprinkle of purple cabbage.How do you know when the fish is done?
Check out these other awesome Sheet Pan Meals!
- Roast Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner
- Sheet Pan Sausage, Apple, and Rosemary Dinner
- Sheet Pan French Toast Bake
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