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white and blue bowl filled with spices and a small gold spoon.

Fish Taco Seasoning

Course Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 lbs of fish


  • 2 T medium chili powder
  • 1 T ground ancho chili powder chipotle fine too
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Combine all seasonings in a small bowl with a fork.
  • Generously rub on seafood, shellfish before grilling or cooking on the stove. See notes below for suggested measurements and tips.


For shrimp or fish tacos. I typically use tilapia or mahi mahi.
  • Rub ½ teaspoon per side of a paper towel dried fish fillet and/or 1 Tablespoon per 1 lb of 35/40 count peeled and deveined shrimp. 
  • Heat a cast iron skillet or frying pan over medium high heat with 1 T of canola or avocado oil. Cook fish 3-4 minutes per side until firm and shrimp 2-3 minutes per side until pink.
Other uses:
  • Excellent on swordfish basted first with melted butter and then seasoned.
  • Add 1-2 teaspoons to a cream sauce for an amped up pasta dish. Top with Foolproof Chicken Breasts.
  • Sprinkle over freshly popped popcorn.