Chipotle Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Serves 4

| Prep Time: 5 mins

| Cook Time: 15 mins

| Total Time: 20 mins

You may need: Dried Garlic Powder

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Fish tacos are a must-have in your weeknight dinner rotation. They're simple to make, easy to customize, healthy, and satisfying. Originating in sleepy Baja California fishing ports, fish tacos gained popularity with locals and visiting American tourists, who brought them back to Southern California where they gained a global fan base. Using our savory Chipotle Spice blend, we make Chipotle Fish Tacos with a lime crema sauce that will make you forget that stale bottle of chili powder in the back of your spice cabinet.

Chipotle peppers are jalapeño peppers that have been dried and smoked, lending a much more complex flavor than the plain spicy heat you get from cayenne pepper. We’ve blended chipotle peppers with classic Mexican spices like cumin, oregano, and onion, and we added porcini mushroom powder and sage to lend a layer of savory flavor to the delicate cod. We use a pinch spice to whip up a lime crema sauce for drizzling, adding a touch of creaminess and acidity that makes your tacos a restaurant-worthy dish. If you don't like fish, try shrimp, chicken, or butternut squash. See our website for even more recipes to use our Chipotle Spice blend.


  • 1 lb flaky white fish filets (cod, tilapia, halibut)

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp Piquant Post Chipotle Spice

  • 12 (4") corn tortillas

  • 2 red radishes, diced (optional)

  • Tops of 5 cilantro sprigs, chopped, for garnish

  • 2 oz Mexican Cotija cheese (or Queso Fresco, or the cheese of your choice)

  • Lime wedges for garnish

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp Piquant Post Chipotle Spice

  • 1 lime, juiced (~2 Tbsp lime juice)

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (optional)


You can use any variety of mild, flaky fish to make fish tacos. We love cod but try Tilapia, Halibut, Haddock, Pollack, Black Cod, Stripped Bass, and Hake.

Use the small 4" Mexican tortillas for an authentic taco. Use corn if you prefer gluten-free recipe.

Don't skip making the slightly spiced lime crema sauce. It adds a restaurant-worthy touch to a delicious meal.

Optional ingredients add a little character and flavor but don’t sweat it if you don’t have them.


First, season fish with salt & pepper. Dust both sides of fish with Chipotle Spice (use 1/2 Tbsp for low heat). Prep all fresh ingredients and set aside.

Heat a large skillet or non-stick pan on Med-High. Add oil and cook fish filets for 5 mins per side. Flip and cook another 5 mins. Remove from heat. Using a spatula, gently pull apart fish filets into bite sized-chunks and set aside in a bowl.

While the fish is cooking, make the crema. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, Chipotle Spice, lime juice, and salt. Next, briefly whisk to combine.

Heat a pan or skillet on Med. Warm the tortillas ~1 min per side. To make tacos, fill each tortilla with fish then garnish with radish, cilantro, cheese, and drizzle crema over top to finish. Serve with extra lime wedges.

Alternatives & Substitutions

  • Our Chipotle Blend seasoning is a Swiss Army knife you can use in myriad ways. Packed with layers of flavor and a kiss of smoky-heat, we love finding new ways to use this blend

  • If you don't feel like making Baja-style Fish Tacos, try making our savory, comforting Mexican-inspired Chipotle Pork with Butternut Squash Chili recipe.

  • Vegans: use Chipotle Blend to make a savory Chipotle Mushroom Posole recipe. If you are Vegetarian, try our recipe for Elote Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema! 

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