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Fish Taco Bites
Fish Taco Bites

Fish Taco Bites

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Fish Taco Bites
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Nothing says SUMMER like fish tacos, which bring up colorful images of sun and surf! Turn those fish taco dreams into adorable appetizers with these Fish Taco Bites: pan-fried fish on top of an extra creamy white sauce in a crispy Phyllo cup!
Serves: 8 (5-6 bites per serving)
White Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 (8-ounce) brick Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Other Ingredients:
  • 1 (1-pound) cod filet (mine was about 1-inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 (15-count) packages phyllo cups, baked according to package directions and cooled
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  1. Make the White Sauce: Beat softened Philadelphia Cream Cheese on high until soft and fluffy. Add mayonnaise, milk, lemon juice, and garlic sauce and beat until smooth. Transfer to a zip-top bag and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Make the cod: Pat the filet dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Sprinkle the flour on a plate and dredge both sides of the filet through it, tapping off the excess. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers and a pinch of flour dropped in sizzles upon contact. Pan-fry the cod filet for 3-5 minutes on the first side, until golden brown. Flip and pan-fry for about 2 more minutes, or until golden brown and the fish is cooked through. Remove the filet to a cutting board to cool for 10 minutes. Slice the filet into 45 bite-sized pieces (let's be honest: it's easier to pull it apart. Wash your hands first!)
  3. Assemble the bites: Cut off one corner of the white sauce zip-top bag and pipe a dollop of white sauce into the bottom of each phyllo cup. Top the white sauce with a piece of fish, a thin radish round, and a cilantro leaf. Repeat until all cups are filled. Serve immediately.


Fish Taco BitesFor quick and easy entertaining, turn to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Always have it on hand to create fun appetizers and desserts that pop. I had a great time developing my Fish Taco Bites for my housewarming party! For more creamy, delicious recipe ideas, click here.

1 Comment on Fish Taco Bites

  1. Allison Ferraro // ALWAYS EAT DESSERT
    August 4, 2016 at 6:45 am (7 years ago)

    This is SUCH a clever idea! I love love love fish tacos, but I’ve never thought to serve them as an appetizer.

    xx Allison @


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