Smoked mackerel tacos with mango-avocado salsa

A few weeks ago, as we were in dire need for some warmth and exoticism, we decided to head south and came up with something unusual: smokey, sweet, and hot tacos with fish!

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It’s super easy and quick to make, totally doable on a weekday after work, and perfect to impress your friends! The salsa is nice and filling, with smooth avocados for texture and fat, mangoes for sweetness, and a bunch of exploding flavours right there.

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The other ingredients are smoked mackerel which is easy to find (responsibly sourced and at your market would be best) and some fresh tortillas (dried & fried taco kits won’t work that well). In the UK, we recommend the soft corn tortillas from the awesome Cool Chile Co. As for the hot sauce, we found that the KANKUN Hot chipotle sauce with its lovely, smokey chile flavours is the ideal match for the fish (although it could do with a little more heat!)


Fish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa


  • 1 Mango (Ripe)
  • 2 Avocados (Ripe)
  • 1 Lime (squeezed)
  • 300g Smoked Mackrel
  • 6 Tortillas
  • 1 Red onion
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • Chipotle Hot Sauce
  • 200g Cherry tomatoes


Step 1
Start by making the salsa: dice the 2 avocados and the mango in 1 cm cubes, the onion and tomatoes into 0.5 cm cubes and mix it all together. Add lime juice and the cilantro roughly chopped. Salt to taste, mix well and set aside.
Step 2
Warm the tortillas in a pan for 1-2 minutes, but make sure they don't dry out!
Step 3
Break the fish filets into pieces. Carefully check out for bones - the last thing you want is breakdance with your tongue to locate a tiny bone in a mouthful of goodness. Microwave the fish for 30 seconds.
Step 4
When the tortilla is ready, put two spoons of salsa on it, a few fish pieces, and squeeze out some hot sauce on it (ok, a lot!).
Step 5

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