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Fish Tacos with Papaya Mango Salsa & cinco de mayo

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Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! My friend Cheryl and I went to Brucemore Mansion for a free tour. I have only been there one other time, and it was with a group of girl scouts. As you can imagine, this time was much more relaxing:)  I was not in charge of controlling the old man that kept leaning on antique chairs, or making sure that the children did not touch the hand crafted books in the library. I just got to walk around and enjoy the tour…..priceless!

Baked Fish Tacos topped with Papaya Mango Salsa sitting on a wood cutting board

This is Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids, Iowa…..

Brucemore Mansion 2

I think we only saw about 10 of the rooms in this HUGE house. To see the Master Bedroom, and probably more, you need to come back and pay for the full tour. I would love to go back during Christmas when the house is decorated and each of the rooms has Christmas Trees, that must be absolutely beautiful!

We walked around the grounds and took some pictures of the fascinating things that we came across, like “The Lake”. I believe it was the second owners that added the pond to the 26 acre property. There are ducks floating in the pond…..

ducks in water

and turtles hanging out on a log…..

turtles in water

and what mansion would be complete, without a pet cemetery…..

King and Max Tombstone

there are 15 dogs buried in this cemetery. The Halls’ always had two German Shepperds at a time, and they even have statutes of their beloved dogs…..

Lisa and Dog

The Hall family was the third family to live in the mansion. They did not have any children, but they had three different lions that were all named Leo. The first Leo was the son of the MGM movie studio lion Jackie.

hall-pets lion

These are the gardens that are right in front of the mansion…..

Brucemore Garden

with another one of those strange animal statutes, and lots of pretty flowers that are starting to bloom…..

Pretty flowers

Tulips Brucemore

and wouldn’t you love to have a garage this big? This is the Carriage House that is now used as the Visitor’s Center/Gift Shop…..

Carriage House

It wasn’t your typical Cinco de Mayo, but I had a blast!!!

How to make Fish Tacos with Papaya mango Salsa:

Place all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl, and stir to combine. Cover, and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Turn on oven broiler. Prepare a pan to use in the broiler.

Place your fish on the prepared pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with chili powder and ground garlic pepper.

Place under the broiler and cook for 3 – 4 minutes. Flip fish over and cook for an additional 3 – 4 minutes.

Place fish on a cutting board and slice into strips.

Heat tortillas in the oven or in a skillet on the stove.

Place fish on the tortilla, then pour some of the salsa over the fish and serve.

Baked Fish Tacos with Papaya Mango Salsa sitting on a wooden cutting board

When I lived in Hawaii, there was a restaurant that served chicken tacos with papaya mango salsa and I knew I had to recreate it when I moved back to the mainland. For some reason I always seem to make these tacos with fish and not chicken, but why mess with a good thing?

More delicious Mexican recipes:

Fish Taco Bowls

Fish Tacos

Creamy Seafood Enchiladas

Simple Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Instant Pot Red Chile Pork Tamales

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Enjoy!!

Baked Fish Tacos topped with Papaya Mango Salsa sitting on a wood cutting board

Fish Tacos with Papaya Mango Salsa

Flaky baked Fish Tacos topped with Papaya Mango Salsa wrapped in heated tortillas is a quick and easy meal any time of the year!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tropical, papaya, mango, recipe, fish, baked, tacos
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

For the Salsa

  • 1 ripe mango peeled and diced
  • 1 ripe papaya peeled and diced
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder any chili powder will work, or use 1 diced jalapeno
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

For the Tacos

  • 1 pound white flesh fish cod, tilapia, snapper
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chipotle chili powder any chili powder will work
  • garlic pepper a few turns of the grinder
  • 8 corn tortillas I used white corn

Instructions

  • Place all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl, and stir to combine. Cover, and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Turn on oven broiler. Prepare a pan to use in the broiler.
  • Place your fish on the prepared pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder and ground garlic pepper.
  • Place under the broiler and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Flip fish over and cook for an additional 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Place fish on a cutting board and slice into strips.
  • Heat tortillas in the oven or in a skillet on the stove.
  • Place fish on the tortilla and pour some of the salsa over the fish and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 840mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1900IU | Vitamin C: 66.2mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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17 Comments

  1. yum!!! these look delish! will need to try with some tilapia i have in the freezer… we LOVE fish tacos 🙂
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  2. I think your day sounds like the perfect Cinco De Mayo! Your tacos are great too!

    Thanks for dropping this off at the In and out of the Kitchen link party! I ca’t wait to see what you come up with next week!

    Cynthia

  3. Thank you so much for linking up to Efforts and Assets! Can’t wait to see what you have ready for next Tuesday’s Linky Party.

    Angela

  4. Love the salsa – sounds delicious and not a long list of ingredients – great combo! Also love the turtle pic. I really like turtles. 🙂

  5. You were featured at Super Saturday Show & Tell today! Stop by and grab a Featured Button Thank you so much for coming to linky party with me 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

  6. I saved this recipe a while back and finally got around to trying it when we had some friends over this week. It was a huge hit!!! So much so, that tonight, four days later, my husband asked me where I got the recipe AND asked me to come back to your blog and look at your other recipes! So here I am. I guess you’ve got a new fan! 🙂
    Thanks so much for the great recipe!
    Tina

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