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Fish Tacos with White Sauce and Orange Salsa

Enjoy fresh and flavorful fish tacos with white sauce during the winter by topping them with a sweet and tangy orange salsa made with Cara Cara oranges. What's even better is that this easy fish taco recipe has only 10 ingredients and is ready in 20 minutes.
Course dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Hispanic, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Rebecca


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • 2 Small Mixing Bowls
  • Small Frying Pan
  • spoon
  • spatula


  • 2 taco sized tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz tilapia fillet thawed
  • 1 whole Cara Cara orange
  • 1 tablespoon red onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons frozen yellow corn thawed
  • 1 whole lime
  • 2 teaspoons plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 2 inch wide section of green cabbage
  • handful cilantro leaves


  • Heat up small frying pan, add 1 teaspoon canola oil. Lay tilapia filet in oil. Season with salt. Cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes. Flip, and cook another 2-3 minutes. Until fish is 165 degrees inside.
  • While fish is cooking, PREPARE ORANGE SALSA: Remove peel and pith, and section one Cara Cara orange. Slice each section in half so there are two shorter sections. Add 1 tablespoon diced red onion, 2 tablespoon thawed corn, 1-2 teaspoon lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Mix together and set aside.
  • Wash a 2 inch wide wedge of green cabbage and a handful of cilantro. Thinly slice cabbage and chop cilantro. Add cilantro to orange salsa. Set both aside.
  • PREPARE WHITE SAUCE: Add 2 teaspoon plain yogurt, 1 teaspoon milk, and ½ teaspoon lime juice. Whisk together until smooth.
  • When fish is flaky and done cooking, assemble tacos by dividing ingredients into 2. Layer the shredded cabbage, fish filet, then the orange salsa onto both tortillas. Top with white sauce, a squeeze of lime, and additional cilantro if desired.
  • Optional additional ingredients: Jalapeno (add to the orange salsa), avocado, lettuce, and tomato.


  • Use any white fish (like snapper, cod, grouper) or salmon instead of tilapia.
  • Add 1 teaspoon + diced jalapeno pepper for added spice.
  • You may need to add more milk (or less yogurt) if using Greek yogurt since it's thicker.
  • Optional additional ingredients: Jalapeno (add to the orange salsa), avocado, lettuce, and tomato.