Fish Tacos with 100% Pure Costco Ingredients

April 8th, 2008 · 17 Comments

If you read my previous post, This Week at Costco – March 30 2008, then you know we actually bought fish sticks. They’ve turned out to be a great purchase, much as I am ashamed to admit that I eat like an 8 year old sometimes. They’re pretty quick to make (under 20 minutes) and they really are much better than the things you used to get in the grade school cafeteria. I think the real fish filets help, along with the fact that you can get them really nice and crunchy but they stay moist and don’t get that dried out fish texture. Anyway, when I was writing my post last week, I went to the Trident website to find out a little about the fish sticks and look for recipes. Well, I never really found the recipes (but then, I didn’t look all that hard), however, they did have a couple of suggestions and one of them was fish tacos. My husband really loves fish tacos; I think it’s one of the things he picked up from living in California. So, I figured we would have to give this a try at some point before we gobbled up all of the fish sticks.

We ended up making some on Sunday night and they were really yummy! And totally Costco. Obviously, we had plenty of the fish sticks left that we had bought last week. And we had previously gotten some of the Tortilla Land Uncooked Flour Tortillas on a trip to Costco and put them in the freezer and almost forgotten about them until I got out a stack of them on Friday and put them in the fridge to thaw out. It was like I was thinking ahead…but not really. When we were at Costco for our weekly Sunday shopping trip we had picked up some lettuce and avocados. It was a bit of a chore convincing Dave that we would indeed eat all 5 avocados before they went bad; we ate 2 of them on Sunday so I guess I win that arguement. Also quite by accident we had picked up some Skotidakis Tzatziki which has a wonderful garlicky tang but is a little light on the cucumbers. This might not seem like the typical sauce to put on a fish taco but it is what helps to give it a really fresh taste, not to mention the garlic adds a nice little punch of taste as well. It’s really a perfect sauce for the fish tacos.

Fish Tacos with 100% Pure Costco IngredientsSo, it turns out that when you add all of that simple stuff together you get the most wonderful tasting fish tacos! Here are the simple steps we followed. While we were baking the fish sticks we made the tortillas. The fresh baked tortillas are really way better than the pre-cooked ones in the stores and not that much effort is needed to cook them. We ended up broiling them in the oven so that we could cook two at a time and it went much quicker than doing them one at a time in a frying pan. Of course, you really need to keep an eye on them because they’ll turn from pleasantly golden to really a little too dark in about 5 seconds. While Dave was tending the tortillas, I cut up the avocado in to nice slices; not too thick or they overwhelm everything else though. We grabbed a handful of lettuce to stuff inside the tortillas and cut it up into nice bite-sized pieces. And the tzatziki was ready to go, so there was no prep time involved there except getting a spoon.

To assemble, you take one of your freshly cooked tortillas and put down a layer of lettuce and then use about 2 or 3 avocado slices (depending on your preferences), then add some dollops of the tzatziki sauce over the veggies, and finally add 3 crunchy fish sticks. You’re done in less than 25 minutes with the super yummy, fresh tasting fish tacos.


  • Tortilla Land Uncooked Tortillas – 2 packages of 18 tortillas for $5.35
  • Fresh Avocados – 5 in a bag for $6.99
  • Fresh Head Lettuce – 3 heads in a package for $2.99
  • Skotidakis Tzatziki – 2, 16 oz containers for $7.99
  • Trident Ultimate Fish Sticks – 3.5 lbs (57 fish sticks) for $11.39

So, if I break that down to figure out the price per serving it looks like this:

Ingredient Price
1 tortilla $0.17
1/5 avocado $0.28
1/20 head of lettuce $0.05
1 ounce tzaziki $0.24
3 fish sticks $0.60
Price Per Serving $1.34

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17 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Eleanor Michael // 2012.01.13 at 10:41 pm

    Eleanor 2012 01 10.38

    I was at Costco – Warden & Ellesmere the other day and I was looking for Skotidakis Feta Cheese 1 kg. Goat & Cow. It was not longer on the shelf and
    something had replaced it. Please tell me why Costco does not have it any more. It sold for $10.99 and this new one is selling for $18.00.
    Is it coming back – do the other stores have it – Please tell me where I can get it. I love it and do not want any other kind.

  2. 2 Nancy S. // 2011.10.17 at 10:12 am

    Can you still get the Skotidakis Tzatziki at your Costco? I loved it, but my Costco here in Ohio replaced it with a different brand last fall (2010) and I haven’t been able to convice them to bring it back !! The brand they sell now is sour cream based instead of Greek yogurt based, and is not nearly as good.

    • 3 Kimberly // 2011.10.18 at 10:31 am

      @Nancy – Sorry, I’m not in the US now so I’m not sure what brand they’ve got there anymore. But tzatziki with sour cream just seems wrong and like it would be a completely different taste. They shouldn’t even call that tzatziki!

  3. 4 Dustin // 2009.08.21 at 10:00 pm

    I got some back in May but the 2 Costcos in our area dont carry them. I had them check the computer and they show up in the computer but they have zero on order. Any way to get them to order more?

    • 5 Kimberly // 2009.08.22 at 7:17 am

      You could try filling out a comment card. I’m not sure how well that works, but they always tell me to do that when I complain about a missing product. I know that they still have the fish sticks at our Costco and don’t seem to have a problem keeping them stocked. I wonder why they’d stop carrying them at your location. Perhaps they’re not a good selling item in your area. But really, they should just demo them because anyone that tried them would buy some.

  4. 6 This Week at Costco - June 29 2008 // 2008.07.05 at 9:28 am

    […] lots of salty goodness.  I like to tone down the vinegar just a smidge with a bit of dip (the tzaziki from Costco does very nicely) but Dave likes them just as they are right out of the bag.  However, you enjoy […]

  5. 7 This Week at Costco - June 22 2008 // 2008.06.28 at 11:45 am

    […] Portions Garlic and Chive Pita Bites – They were doing a demo of the tzatziki sauce (mentioned in my Fish Taco post) and using these little pita chip cracker things to hold the sauce.  I’d never tried these […]

  6. 8 Sara in Austin // 2008.04.16 at 11:11 am

    I *love* the tortilla land tortillas. They even beat the freshly made ones from the taqueria around the corner.

  7. 9 Pogo // 2008.04.13 at 6:38 pm

    The fish sticks are good, but the breaded tilipia filets from Trident are awesome.

    You should give it a try.

  8. 10 Missy K // 2008.04.09 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks a lot– I’ll look the next time I am there. My kids will also be thanking you for the fish stick recommendation!

  9. 11 Kimberly // 2008.04.08 at 6:32 pm

    You can find these tortillas around the refrigerated cases (the ones with the doors). Sometimes they are over by the bacon and hot dogs (don’t ask me why) and then sometimes they have them on one of the end caps for the refrigerated cases where they seem to have miscellaneous items.

    I hope this helps you find them! And if your Costco doesn’t have them you can always put in a request for them to get them in stock.

  10. 12 Missy K // 2008.04.08 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for all the great info on this blog! Can you tell me where in Costco these tortillas are found? I had read of them elsewhere but have not found them yet.

    And I’ll be buying the fish sticks my next trip!

  11. 13 Heidi // 2008.04.08 at 6:12 pm

    If you contact me by email, I’d be happy to share it with you!

  12. 14 Kimberly // 2008.04.08 at 12:53 pm

    So, Heidi, what’s the fabulous avocado sauce recipe? Or is this a family secret? 🙂

  13. 15 Heidi // 2008.04.08 at 12:44 pm

    I haven’t tried the fish stick, but I can highly recommend the outstanding Trident Salmon Burgers. I make a fabulous sandwich with the salmon along with Inkeepers 8-grain bread, tomato, onion, pickle and a fabulous avocado sauce. (I use all five avocados to make the sauce–along with other ingredients–and then freeze it in icecube trays; I use one cube per sandwich.)

  14. 16 Kimberly // 2008.04.08 at 11:25 am

    I think you would be able to make at most 19 fish tacos, with the fish sticks being the limiting factor.

    I’m guessing most people wouldn’t make all 19 at one time, and obviously you can use the avocados and lettuce for salads or whatever, same with the tzaziki sauce. And you can put the rest of the tortillas back in the fridge for use later. Since the fish sticks come from the freezer it would make the most sense to only get out what you want. Or, I guess, you could eat fish tacos all week long!

  15. 17 Dave // 2008.04.08 at 10:43 am

    How many fish tacos can you make with the specified (Costco bulk) packages? It seems to me you’d have lots of leftovers unless you’re holding a company picnic or feeding a small army. 🙂 I guess the unused tortillas can be refrozen, the tzatziki sauce put back in the fridge, and you probably only took out as many fish sticks as you wanted. But what about the avocados and lettuce? You’ve still got 3 avocados to go, and 2.80 heads of lettuce!

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