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One of our favorite ways of preparing sheepshead is in sheepshead tacos. Sheepshead is a white flaky meat that pairs nicely with all the ingredients in our sheepshead tacos recipe. This sheepshead dish is guaranteed to impress your dinner guests.

Sheepshead Taco Ingredients:

  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut crosswise into half moons (optional)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 limes, 1 halved and 1 cut into wedges
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canned chipotle pepper, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 pounds of sheepshead
  • 12 6-inch fresh corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • A saucy hot sauce, like Tapatio or Frank’s

Directions for making sheepshead tacos:

  • Mix onions, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and tomatoes in a bowl making a perfect combination for the sheepshead tacos.
  • Combine the sour creme and mayonnaise until it is fully mixed. Add lime juice, chipotle seasoning, salt, and pepper. The more chipotle you add the spicier it will be.
  • Heat the oven burner to a medium temperature. Spray your pan with olive oil to ensure the sheepshead will not stick. Coat both sides with old bay seasoning and cook for 6-8 minutes.
  • Once the fish is cooked to a white flakey texture, remove it and cut into strips for the tacos.
  • Place tortilla on a plate. Cover the tortilla with your chipotle mayo mixture that you made. Add the sheepshead on the bottom. After adding your fish add your salsa mix of onions, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and tomatoes to it. Add some shredded cabbage to it.
  • Serve with a lime wedge and side of hot sauce to add more kick to it.
The average serving size of the sheepshead tacos is 2-3 per person. Your guests and friends will absolutely love these amazing sheepshead tacos. Another great thing to do with this sheepshead dish is to have a taco bar. Make all the ingredients and allow for everyone to make their tacos how they want them. This idea always is a winner at a party.

Recipe courtesy of Hunting & Fishing Depot