Fish Taco Bites Appetizer

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"Wow! I never thought I'd be so smitten w/a recipe whose primary ingredient was breaded fish sticks, but Taste of Home has convinced me otherwise w/this recipe for more of their featured party finger-food. I did modify the recipe as I didn't favor coleslaw being included & very much favored adding black olives, but those can be options for you. Carmell Childs of Ferron, UT suggested in her review that the creamy salsa drizzle should also be used on other Mexican dishes. This recipe was originally published as "Fish Taco Bites" in the Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2013 on Pg 12. Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 30 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (74.9 g)
  • Calories 273.2
  • Total Fat - 18.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 25 mg
  • Sodium - 457.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 7.9 g
  • Calcium - 22.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Using a blender or immersion blender, combine the salsa, cream cheese, 1 tbsp lime juice, cilantro, honey & salt. Cover, blend until smooth & set aside.

Step 2

Place fish sticks on a baking sheet. Bake at 425F for 10 min. Sprinkle w/half of the taco seasoning. Turn fish sticks over & sprinkle w/the remaining taco seasoning. Bake 7-9 min (or longer) until crisp.

Step 3

Place tortilla scoops on a serving platter. In a sml bowl, combine the diced avocado, tomato, black olives (if using), the remaining lime juice & the salsa mixture. Spoon into chips. (NOTE: If you plan to use part of the salsa mixture to top the assembled scoops as suggested in Step 4, allow for that when you start the assembly & spoon it into the scoops.)

Step 4

Cut each fish stick into 3 pieces. Place a fish stick piece in each scoop, top each w/about 1/2 tsp of the salsa mixture. Garnish w/minced cilantro as desired.

Tips & Variations

  • No special items are required.


4 Reviews


My friend came over for lunch and I made these for us. They were suprisingly extra good!


review by:
(11 Aug 2016)


Delicious little appetizer's...I made these for one of our appy nights...but because there's only two of us I made a few small changes...I made my own mini scoops out of flour tortilla's and I used leftover from my Fried Tuns Nuggets...and due to the fact the hubby doesn't care for avocado I omitted that...but these things were darn good...made for "For Your Consideration" tag game...


review by:
(13 Jun 2016)


Very tasty but my cream cheese salsa mixture was way too runny. Used restaurant style salsa and should have used something chunky. Blended in half the avocado to thicken. Made for 2015 faves game.


review by:
(7 Feb 2016)


Wow, these were such a wonderful surprise! The lime and cream cheese base is really super, but all the ingredients contribute to the all-around deliciousness. I was glad I used the optional olives. I omitted the honey and also added more cilantro. This is making it into my best of the year recipebook!


review by:
(17 Apr 2015)