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Instant Pot Easy Fish Tacos

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On the list of most popular dinner dishes, easy fish tacos are right at the top. So popular, in fact, that we've even dedicated a day of the week to honor and enjoy them: Taco Tuesday

They truly are so delicious, and they're so easy to make! And with this recipe for tacos, you can add "healthy" to that list as well.

Cooking cod, or your choice of light white fish, in the Instant Pot means you can skip the added oils or fats, and still get fish that comes out moist, tender and flaky.

Super tasty and super good for you!

completed instant pot easy fish tacos in blue polka dot ceramic bowl sitting on pink and green patterned dish towel with silver instant pot in background

Fish Taco Ingredients

This is the best seasoning for fish taco time. It's simple and flavorful. Whip up a taco sauce to drizzle over the tacos for extra flare.

  • cod fillets - the best fish for fish tacos
  • bay leaves
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Supplies Used to Make Cod Fish Tacos

  • Instant Pot - Easy fish recipes are so quick to make using the pressure cooker.
  • Instant Pot stacking pans - Taco time is so much easier with these pans that make it simple to cook fish tacos.
  • Taco stand - The best fish tacos have lots of tasty topping, so using a taco stand makes it so much easier to add fillings to the taco fish.
  • Cabbage shredder - Make a slaw to make a delicious topping for this easy fish taco recipe with cod.

Fun Ideas for Instant Pot Easy Fish Tacos

This is one of our favorite Instant Pot fish recipes.

Tacos are fun because they let you use your creative side. An there are so many different and delicious ways you can dress them up before you chow 'em down.

This recipe calls for regular flour tortillas, but you can not only use the more traditional corn tortillas, you can mix it up a bit and swap in spinach, whole-wheat or sun-dried tomato tortillas for a tasty twist.

All of your favorite taco toppings, such as cheese, tomatoes, salsa, and lettuce will compliment the delicate cod flavor really well.

But if you're in the mood to jazz it up a bit, try topping them with mango salsa. Or make them with Baja style flair and use a squeeze of lemon, tartar sauce and shredded cabbage.

Fish tacos are perfect for thinking outside of the box and having fun creating your own signature topping combinations.

Sides for Fish Tacos

Wondering what to serve along with these tasty Instant Pot tacos? Then you'll want to check out these great suggestions.

Cornbread might make you think of chili, but this amazing recipe for Mexican Corn Bread spices things up a bit and is the perfect addition to your tacos.

And of course, no taco meal is complete without a side dish of hearty, zesty refried beans. Plus, you can whip up a big batch with almost no effort, thanks to this recipe for super easy & delicious Instant Pot Refried Beans.

How to Make Instant Pot Easy Fish Tacos Step By Step

Step #1: Add 1 cup water to the Instant Pot inner pot.

Step #2: Prepare cod for cooking.

cod filets for instant pot easy fish tacos sitting on wooden cutting board with silver instant pot in background

Step #3: Next, add cod to a baking dish along with seasoning. Place the baking dish on top of the trivet in the Instant Pot, then cover with a lid or foil.

Step #4:  Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing position.

Step #5: Set to a manual high time for 10 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, do a natural release for 5 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.

cod and bay leaves for instant pot easy fish tacos in silver instant pot trivel with silver instant pot in background and yellow and gray striped dish towel to the side

Step #6: Cod should be flaky. If fish has not completely cooked, place pan back into the Instant Pot with the lid/foil on it and then cook for an additional 3 minutes with a quick release.

Step #7:  Serve with flour tortillas and a variety of toppings.

looking down into the instant pot at instant pot trivet with cod and bay leaves inside for instant pot easy fish tacos

FAQS

Cod nutrition facts:

Cod is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, and is good for low cholesterol diets. Fish is also associated with reduced risk of heart disease and controlling high-blood pressure. Tilapia nutrition facts are very similar since fish, in general, have the same health benefits.

Instant Pot Cod fillets served in a blue polka dot bowl and garnished with parsley

Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings

Instant Pot Easy Fish Tacos

Instant Pot Easy Fish Tacos

Learn just how quick and easy it is to make delicious Instant Pot Easy Fish Tacos.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Supplies Used to Make Fish Taco Recipe

Ingredients for Easy Fish Taco Recipe

Fish Taco Seasoning

Instructions

How to Make Fish Tacos

  1. Add 1 cup water to the Instant Pot inner pot.
  2. Add cod to a baking dish along with seasoning. Place the baking dish on top of the trivet in the Instant Pot. Cover with a lid or foil.
  3. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to a sealing position.
  4. Set to a manual high time for 10 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, do a natural release for 5 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.
  5. Cod should be flaky. If fish has not completely cooked, place pan back into the Instant Pot with the lid/foil on it and cook for an additional 3 minutes with a quick release.
  6. Serve this simple fish with flour tortillas and a variety of taco toppings for healthy fish tacos, or serve as a fish taco bowl with a mixture of cabbage and toppings. Either way, you'll have a yummy taco dinner.

Notes

Can I Make Easy Fish Tacos with Other Fish Varieties

  • Tilapia fish tacos recipe with fish taco sauce
  • Baja fish taco recipe
  • Salmon fish tacos
  • Tacos with other white fish


Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 62mgSodium 182mgCarbohydrates 1gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 26g

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