Mexican Baked Fish Recipe -
Mexican Baked Fish Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Mexican Baked Fish

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"Make this Mexican baked fish as hot or mild as you like. Serve with rice, black beans, warm tortillas and margaritas for a festive meal!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease one 8x12 inch baking dish.
  2. Rinse fish fillets under cold water, and pat dry with paper towels. Lay fillets side by side in the prepared baking dish. Pour the salsa over the top, and sprinkle evenly with the shredded cheese. Top with the crushed corn chips.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until fish is opaque and flakes with a fork. Serve topped with sliced avocado and sour cream.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 11, 2003

I too am not a measurer. I spread salsa across the fish and sprinkled them heavily with cheese. I also used a spicy corn chip which added to the flavor. My fish-hating daughter loved it. One note: If you use frozen fish, make sure to press out the excess water otherwise you'll have a swimming pool of water in the dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

The topping was good, but not with the fish. I will try it again with chicken. Sorry Christine.

Dec 05, 2003

OMG, I don't see how this could get any easier! I used talapia and baked for 30 min. No measuring, just dumped the ingredients on, and it tasted EXCELLENT!

Sep 09, 2003

This was excellent. My boyfriend DEVOURED this. I used catfish instead as I think cod fish is very "fishy". My only concern with this meal was that it was kind of watery in the dish while cooking. My salsa was really chunky so I think that it was the fact that I did not pat the filets dry enough before putting them in the oven. Also, I get antsy about fish being cooked completely & by putting all of the ingredients on top of it immediately, it was hard for me to tell. Next time, I will cook the fish for 10 minutes just to be sure & then add the salsa, cheese & tortilla chips. Great recipe! Thanks for posting it.

Dec 05, 2003

Excellent recipe! I used Tilapia instead of cod and combined cheddar and pepper jack cheese for a little spice. Once baked, I put the fish under the broiler for a few minutes to really crisp up the corn chips. Kids loved it!

Dec 05, 2003

Abosultely delicious. I can't wait to make this for company. So easy and so good. You must try this if you want a fun new fish recipe. I would cook this for 30 minutes instead of 15 though as after 15 minutes the fish was still raw inside. That could be because we used halibut which is a little thicker than cod.

Jan 21, 2003

WOW! I made this for my 7-year-old son and best friend and they raved! Alek got on the phone with his dad and announced that this was "his favorite meal"! Like some of the other reviewers, I made this with chicken instead of fish. What I did: I dipped boneless skinless chicken breasts in egg, and battered them with breadcrumbs, put them in the greased pan, then followed the rest of the instructions. YUM! I couldn't find a ripe avocado at the grocery store and was very bummed, but the dish was still delicious! It was so easy too!! Thanks for the recipe!!

Nov 22, 2002

This was so good, and so simple. Like other reviewers, I used boneless chicken tenderloins instead of fish. I used Safeway's Select Mild Southwest Style salsa, crushed Doritos corn chips, and medium cheddar. Low Fat sour cream and avacados were used for the topping. My company loved it, and the tiny portion of leftovers (from doubling the recipe!) was as good, or better the next day. This recipe is definitely a keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 529 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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