Tiny New York Kitchen: Baked Tilapia Tacos With Avocado Cream

By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen 

Every once in awhile I get in a Mexican food mood. These tacos are light and won’t make you feel weighed down. Besides, fish tacos are delicious!


  • 1 Pound Tilapia Fillets
  • Vegetable Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Grated Lime Zest
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 12 Hard Taco Shells
  • 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Salsa
  • 2 Cups Lettuce
  • 1 Medium Diced Avocado
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8×11 glass-baking dish with cooking spray. In a small-size bowl mix lime peel, lime juice, garlic, red pepper sauce, pepper, and kosher salt. Put fish in prepared dish in a single layer. Spread sauce over fish. Place in oven, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes until fish is opaque and flakes easily. While fish is baking combine avocado and sour cream in a food processor or blender until smooth. Remove tilapia from oven and pull fish apart until all fillets are shredded. To assemble tacos place a layer of fish, salsa, and lettuce into taco shell. Drizzle with avocado cream. Serves 4 to 6



Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.