Fish Tacos with Slaw Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Fish:

  • 1 lb firm white fish (cod, tilapia, mahi-mahi, halibut, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges

For the Slaw:

  • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For Serving:

  • 8-12 small corn or flour tortillas
  • Avocado slices
  • Chopped red onion (optional)
  • Salsa or your favorite hot sauce (optional)
  • Cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Prepare the slaw:

  • In a large bowl, combine shredded cabbage, carrots, and cilantro.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Season the fish:

  • Pat fish fillets dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Brush or rub the mixture over both sides of the fish.

Cook the fish: Choose your preferred cooking method:

  • Pan-frying: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned fish and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through and flaky.
  • Baking: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place fish on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Grilling: Heat a grill or grill pan. Grill the fish for 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

Warm the tortillas:

  • Heat tortillas quickly over a gas flame, on a dry skillet, or in the microwave until warm and pliable.

Assemble the tacos:

  • Break the fish into smaller pieces using a fork. Place a portion of fish on each tortilla.
  • Top with a generous amount of slaw, avocado slices, and any other desired toppings like red onion, salsa, or hot sauce.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Tips:

  • Get creative with toppings: You can add other toppings like mango salsa, pickled jalapeños, or a drizzle of sour cream or chipotle crema.
  • Make it spicy: Add a kick by incorporating a pinch of cayenne pepper to the fish seasoning or using a spicy salsa.
  • Experiment with fish: Any firm, white-fleshed fish works well in fish tacos.
  • Adjust slaw to your liking: The slaw is a great way to customize your tacos. Feel free to add other veggies or adjust the dressing.

Enjoy your fresh and flavorful fish tacos!

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