Are you looking for new ways to eat more fish? Whitefish is especially healthy, so let’s make eating fish more of a priority this year. These low-carb fish fajitas were a big hit with my family; my taco loving son ate three servings!
You could get a box of sustainably caught fish from fisherman dedicated to using the same highly selective, small-batch fishing methods they’ve been using for generations as I did in my Delicious Fried Fish Made with Wild-Caught Cod Recipe.
However, if you prefer to shop locally, Trader Joe’s offers a decent selection of frozen fish for those of us who are landlocked. Grab some low-carb tortillas, too, while you’re at Trader Joes, they are soft and delicious, and even my kids eat them.
Alternatively, you can make your own low-carb tortillas or just regular flour tortillas if you aren’t following a low-carb diet or want something traditional for your kids.
Fish Fajita Toppings
In this recipe, a sharp cheddar really pairs well with the seasonings on the blackened fish. Whole Foods had a sweet red that was nice and tart. I also like Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese which I often get at Costco.
You may already know this, but in case you are new to cooking, I want to mention that “blackened” is more of a seasoning technique than anything else. The fish is not cooked until it is charred.
Mixing the sour cream and hot sauce may seem like an unnecessary extra step, but trust me, the result is that you get an even amount of hot sauce in every bite. It completely changes the taste of the dish! You can also add in a little lime zest here.
For those who follow a keto diet or are obsessed with avocado – go ahead and top your fajita with some sliced avocado or guacamole. Then give it a good squeeze of lime juice right on top and sprinkle a few sliced green onions as a garnish and you’re ready to dig in!
Your children may need some bonus carbs, but you don’t have to cook a separate meal just for them. Take out your portion of the veggies and then throw in some canned black beans, stir and heat a bit more for the kiddos. Cause making one meal for dinner is enough!
Fiery Fish Fajitas - Low Carb
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 and 1/2 tsp granulated sweetener (I used Lakanto's blend of erythritol and monk fruit)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste (add a bit of extra pepper, I used about 1-1 1/2 tsp)
- 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper (can be substituted with cayenne or whatever you have on hand)
- 1 1/2 lbs Wild-Caught Cod, cubed into bite-sized pieces
- 1 small cabbage sliced into strips
- 1/2 bag of frozen bell peppers and onions (about 4 ounces)
- avocado oil (or whatever oil you use)
Additional ingredients for the fajitas
- Low Carb tortillas
- Sharp Cheddar, shredded *see note
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 2 Tbsp Hot Sauce
- Green onions, sliced (optional)
- Guacamole or sliced avocado (optional but delicious)
- Mix seasonings together in a bowl.
- Pat fish dry then add to bowl tossing gently to coat each piece with seasoning mixture.
- Heat skillet to medium and add a drizzle of oil, add cabbage and cook until desired tenderness, add bell pepper and onion blend, season with salt and pepper, set aside while you cook fish. *see note about cooking simultaneously
- Add a bit more oil to the hot pan, then add fish and cook until done, being careful not to overcook. *see note
- Mix sour cream and hot sauce, stir well.
- Assemble fajitas, garnish with a squeeze of lime juice and green onions, and optional toppings.
I picked up a bit of Sweet Red Cheddar from Whole Foods and it paired beautifully with the blackened cod.
I use two skillets to prepare this meal, however, if you only have one or don't want to clean an extra pan, you could cook the cabbage first, then use the same skillet to cook the fish.
*For my children's portion - I added black beans. They are at a healthy weight and burn a lot of calories every day!
Want to join me in adding more fish to your diet? Try these recipes:
- Sugar and Spice Salmon; Low Carb and THM Friendly Recipe
- Delicious Fried Fish Made with Wild-Caught Cod
- Insanely Delicious Salmon Sliders with Low Carb and Keto options
- Maple Glazed Powerhouse Salmon Recipe
- Salmon Strips
- Salmon Patties in Bell Pepper Rings Recipe
- Smoked Salmon BBQ Onigiri; A fun party food (not low-carb)
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