Blackened Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa Recipe

If you ask us, peach season is way too short.

This summer stone fruit adds the perfect amount of sweetness to any dish, from crisp salads and juicy salsas to your grandma’s famous peach cobbler. While the peach is praised for its decadent flavor, it’s often overlooked as a nutritional powerhouse. The wide-ranging health benefits, including better digestion, improved heart health, and smoother skin, may surprise you!

Blackened Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa

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Recipe by Danielle Pelton
Servings

4

servings
Cooking time

8

minutes

    As a physician assistant, Danielle Pelton is always finding ways to incorporate healthy habits into her lifestyle. Here she shares her recipe for healthy blackened fish tacos with peach salsa.

    Ingredients

    • 1 ½ tsp.

      smoked paprika

    • 1 tsp.

      garlic powder

    • 1 tsp.

      dried oregano

    • 1 tsp.

      onion powder

    • ½ tsp.

      cumin

    • ½ tsp.

      brown sugar

    • ¼ tsp.

      cayenne pepper

    • ½ tsp.

      salt

    • 1 ½ lbs.

      halibut fish fillets

    • 2 Tbsp.

      butter (or olive oil)

    • 12

      flour or corn tortillas

    Directions

    • For the peach salsa:
    • Rinse, dry off, and dice all the fruits and vegetables. (I dice the peaches larger to help draw the attention to them.) 

    • Add diced peaches, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, and jalapeños to a large bowl. Do not forget to remove the seeds from the jalapeño unless you love the heat!

    • Next, add chopped cilantro, juice from 1 lime, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix together.

    • For the blackened fish:
    • Mix the spices together in a bowl. Add fish to the bowl to season and use your fingers to completely coat each side of the fish. 

    • Next, heat a large nonstick pan to medium heat. Once heated, coat the pan with 2 Tbsp. of butter or olive oil. 

    • Next, add the fish fillets. Cook for 4 minutes on each side. The halibut will turn from a translucent into opaque and white when done.

    • Heat up some tortillas. Add the cooked fish and then top with peach salsa. Enjoy!

      Danielle Pelton

      “My latest goal is trying to buy and eat more locally. This recipe was created during peach season from all the delicious Georgia peaches.”