Hake Tacos with Bacon Crumbles


Last week, while food shopping, I noticed a fish I hadn’t tried on sale, Hake.  Hake is a white fish with a mild favor, that is part of the cod family.

Since it’s Taco Tuesday, I thought it was the perfect time to try some homemade fish tacos with my new purchase!

First I prepped the red onion. I cut slices for sautéing with the fish and diced additional onion for the topping.dscn1134

Next, I made the bacon. When using bacon, I choose center cut because it’s leaner than regular bacon.  Center cut bacon has less fat and more protein than regular bacon.  I use olive oil spray on the pan to avoid sticking and after cooking, I place the bacon on two paper towel sheets to cool and allow some of the fat to drip off.


Then I seasoned the fish.  For this recipe, I chose to use McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Garlic and Herb Salt Free seasoning.  McCormicks has awesome salt free seasoning options, I have a cabinet full of them!  My favorite flavors are garlic and onion, so since I was going to sauté the fish in the red onion, I thought the garlic flavored seasoning would be a great addition.


Next, I sautéed the sliced onions in a pan with the olive oil.


I added the fish to the pan and cooked it for about 3 minutes on each side.  When cooking, you’ll want to make sure the outside is brown and the inside is white.  I transferred the fish to a bowl and used my tongs to shred the fish for the tacos.


Finally, I sliced the avocado and chopped the bacon for toppings.  Avocados are a source of healthy fat provide you with fiber, Vitamin E, folic acid, potassium and multiple B vitamins.

I placed two tortillas on a plate, added the fish, sprinkled the bacon and red onion on top and topped it off with 3 slices of avocado to each taco and voila, a delicious meal!

Hake Tacos with Bacon Crumbles


Servings: 2

Serving Size: 2 Tacos


  • 1/2 medium red onion, 1/4 sliced, 1/4 diced
  • Olive oil spray
  • 4 pieces center cut bacon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2, 4-ounce Hake fillets
  • McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Garlic and Herb salt Free seasoning
  • 1 small avocado, cut into 12 slices (3 on each taco)
  • 4 soft Mission tacos


  • Slice 1/4 of the red onion.
  • Dice 1/4 of the red onion.
  • Spray pan with olive oil spray and heat on medium heat.  Add 4 slices of bacon, cook for about 3-4 minutes on both sides.
  • Season fish fillets with McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Garlic and Herb Salt Free seasoning
  • Heat olive oil in pan, add red onion slices and sauté until onions are translucen.  Add seasoned fish and cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Slice avocado and chop cooked bacon into bite size pieces.
  • Place two tortillas on each plate, add fish, sprinkle bacon and red onion on top.
  • Top with 3 slices of avocado each
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 494; Fat 24.7 g; Carbohydrate: 39.8 g; Protein: 32.3 g

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