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Fish tortilla
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Fish Tortillas, buffet style.

A quick simple tasty way to enjoy fish, my fish tortillas are fabulous, healthy family food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4


For the fish

  • 500 g firm white fish -I like snapper, 2cm dice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil -extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (or you can use pure Mexican spice mix, my spice blend recipe here))
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper -to taste
  • 1 red onion/s (large) sliced
  • ½ bunch/s fresh coriander leaves -finely chopped (serve on the side if this is a deal breaker for fussy kids)


  • 1 avocado/s (large)
  • 1 lime/s -juice (zest optional)
  • 1 clove/s garlic -crushed
  • 3 tbsp full-fat natural yoghurt
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper -to taste


  • Firstly prepare your sides (below) so they are ready to serve.


  • Process or mash the avocados with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. Place in a serving bowl.


  • Toss the fish in a small splash of oil followed by the spices, thyme, sea salt and pepper.
  • Over a moderate heat, add a little more oil to a large fry pan and cook the red onion for 2 minutes or until it starts to soften. Add the fish and turn each piece or stir gently until it is cooked through. It should only take 4-5 minutes max.
  • Turn off the heat, stir through the coriander and place in a serving bowl.
  • Serve with guacamole and your choice of sides.

Options for sides to serve:

  • Choose at least three of the following sides. I always serve them all in separate bowls so everyone can build their own tortilla (kids love this):
  • Serve in a lettuce cup tortilla (cos and iceberg lettuce works well)
  • If using store bought tortillas, make sure they are additive-free and without vegetable oil (the only ingredient should be corn and perhaps sea salt)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced (you can add a little diced red onion to make a salsa if you like)
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • Lettuce leaves, shredded (dress with lime juice)
  • Sprouts, of your choice (dress with lime juice)
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated (dress with lime juice)
  • This is also really lovely with diced fresh mango if in season
  • 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped or dried chilli flakes



Omit the yogurt from the guacamole or replace with coconut yoghurt.


Choose olive oil to cook the fish in.


If using store bought tortillas, ensure they are gluten-free.

What's your favourite Mexican meal?  Let me know by commenting below.