Fish is kind of our thing, in case you haven’t noticed. We love incorporating fine Pacific Northwest salmon and other seafoods into any recipe, and fish tacos are no exception! In fact, since National Taco Day (October 4th this year) falls during National Seafood Month we think its a perfect time to give your tacos a seafood flair!
Benefits of Fish
As outlined by the Washington State Department of Health, “Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times per week as part of a healthy diet.”
What more can you ask for besides a healthier taco and a happier stomach? No need to fry your fish to make it tasty. Whether it’s blackened or smoked – our personal favorite – you have options on how to prepare your fish and get the benefits, too.
Types of Fish To Put in Tacos
We’re obviously big fans of salmon, but what about Halibut or Alaskan Cod fish tacos? Alaskan King crab or Dungeness crab make amazing tacos, too. There’s such a variety of fish and different flavors to incorporate into fish tacos. The beauty of tacos is that they’re easy to put together and at their basic ingredients, wonderfully delicious. We even have Ready-to-Eat Salmon if you want to keep it really simple.
You can have fun with it too. Think of the unique ingredients you can complement any fish with to elevate your tacos and make a meal that’s memorable. Whether it’s a mango salsa, a chipotle dry rub, or working in lime as you cook your fish, you can pack in more layers of flavor for your taco.
Celebrate National Taco Day With Family & Friends
A few great ways to make an ordinary day extraordinary is to celebrate the little things like National Taco Day. Invite friends over for a party just because. Treat yourself by making something new you’ve wanted to try. Experiment with new flavors. Go all out and buy the best quality fish you can (we know a spot!). It’s all about making some memories, and we understand the role food can play in making those memories.