Fish Tacos with Pan Roasted Corn Salsa & Pickled Jicama

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Last Updated on April 3, 2021 by Chef Mireille

These Fish Tacos with Pan Roasted Corn Salsa are loaded with fresh and bold flavors you’ll love. Plus we share our easy Pickled Jicama recipe to add a wonderfully tangy and bright crunch to your homemade fish tacos.

…and for more inspiration for Mexican food night, check out these delicious recipes!

fish tacos with corn salsa and pickled jicama

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I went to Mexico for some inspiration to create these Fish Tacos with Pan Roasted Corn Salsa & Pickled Jicama. This salsa is a little departure from traditional salsas in that I pureed it instead of leaving the vegetables whole and chunky.

The fish is fried for an extra crispy and incredibly delicious taste. Pieces of fried fish are layered with sweet and spicy roasted corn salsa and pieces of crunchy, zesty homemade pickled jicama so that every bite is bursting with bold flavors and great textures.

These tacos are excellent to enjoy as a relaxing meal on a spring or summer weekend, or anytime you’re craving a dinner that’s fun and flavorful.

Before we get to putting together the tacos, we have to prepare all the stuff that’s going to go inside. Continue reading for tips to make the best roasted corn salsa and our favorite pickled jicama recipe.

How to Make Pan Roasted Corn Salsa

Yield: approximately 3/4 cup
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time (Finishing Time): 5 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 red jalapeno
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup papaya puree
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Using a sharp knife, remove the corn kernels from the cob.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil. Add corn and saute for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Chop cilantro, scallions and jalapeno.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a blender of food processor and puree.
Pan Roasted Corn Salsa

Easy Pickled Jicama Recipe

Prep Time: 5-8 minutes
Cook Time (Finishing Time): 2 hours
Yield: Serves 8

  • 1/2 jicama
  • 1/2 red jalapeno
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  1. Thinly slice the jicama and jalapeno.
  2. In a bowl, stir the sugar and the salt into the vinegar.
  3. Add jicama and jalapeno.
  4. Cover and leave in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Tips for How to Fry Fish

  • Be sure to shake off excess flour so you don’t end up having fried fish with a clumpy batter.
  • Season both the flour and fish itself with the salt to ensure well seasoned fish.
  • Be sure to use enough oil to deep fry the fish. The fish should be completely submerged in the oil.
how to fry fish

Tips for How to Assemble Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa & Pickled Jicama

  • You will need 2 tortillas for each taco. Otherwise, the tacos will fall apart.
  • Don’t overstuff the tacos otherwise they will be very messy to eat.

Here are some other garnishes you might also like to add to your Fish Tacos or enjoy along side them.

Taco Garnish Recipes

You might also want to make Birria Tacos – Check out my Birria Recipe here!

Serve homemade fish tacos right away while warm.

The fried fish will keep well for a day or so in the fridge and reheated in the oven, but it won’t have quite the same great crispy texture and fresh flavor.

fish tacos with corn salsa and pickled jicama

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Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos with Pickled Jicama and Roasted Corn Salsa make a great summer meal!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Course: Fish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 8 oz. Mahi Mahi fish fillets
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • oil for deep frying
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • pickled jicama
  • corn salsa
  • queso fresco garnish
  • chopped cilantro garnish


  • Cut fish into 2″ pieces.
  • Combine the cumin, oregano and salt in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle fish pieces with half the cumin, oregano and salt. Toss well.
  • Add the remaining spice mix to the flour and toss the fish well in the flour to coat the fish pieces.
  • Heat enough oil in a deep skillet for deep frying.
  • Add fish pieces and fry for 5 minutes, until crispy.
  • Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  • In a dry skillet, heat the corn tortillas 1-2 minutes on each side until warmed through and slightly browned.
  • Use 2 tortillas for each taco.
  • Spread a little salsa on top.
  • Add fish and jicama.
  • Garnish with the queso fresco and cilantro.
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