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Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Lisa Kamolnick
Fish tacos are fun and tasty handheld food. This version isn’t exactly authentic, but it’s a nice centerpiece for a Mexican meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 tacos
Calories 210 kcal



  • 4 pieces white fish fillet abt 1 to 1.5 lb
  • ¼ C clarified butter
  • 1 TBSP onion
  • ½ to 1 tsp salt to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp cilantro
  • ½ tsp basil
  • 2 TBSP lemon or lime juice about ½ lime or lemon

Taco Filling

  • 1 C Royal Cabbage Slaw see link below
  • ½ Red onion finely sliced
  • ½ C Knock-out Guacamole more to taste
  • 4 flour tortillas soft taco style


  • Cotija cheese powdered
  • lemon or lime wedges
  • chopped and whole sprigs of fresh cilantro for garnish


Taco filling

  • If using Royal Slaw, finely slice red onion.
  • If not using Royal Slaw or other pre-prepared Baja style slaw: finely slice onion and dice radish. Finely slice desired filling (cabbage or lettuce).
  • Set filling aside.


  • Heat pan on medium. Add clarified butter.
  • Sprinkle seasonings on fish and pan fry until outer edge begins to turn solid white.
  • Turn and cook on other side until internal temperature reaches recommended temperature (generally, 145° F). The meat should appear opaque and flake away from a fork easily.
  • Remove from heat.


  • Use ¼ of each ingredient for each taco. Make tortillas ahead or use store-bought.
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  • Spread guacamole on one side of tortilla.
  • Add slaw in center of taco, then place fish meat on top of slaw bed.
  • Place a few red onion slices on top and squeeze lime or lemon over taco.
  • If desired, sprinkle some cotija powdered cheese and cilantro garnish on taco.
  • Serve warm. Add lemon or lime wedges and cilantro sprig to plate for garnish if desired.
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Serving Suggestions
Serve with desired combination of Mexican Rice, street corn, or refried beans along with tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa.
  • If you don’t want to make slaw, buy a pre-made Baja style or finely slice cabbage or lettuce and add radish bits
  • This recipe also works well with grilled fish.


Serving: 1tacoSodium: 546mgCalcium: 59mgVitamin C: 3mgVitamin A: 25IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 88mgCholesterol: 33mgCalories: 210kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 14gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 18gIron: 1mg
Keyword cabbage slaw, fish, fish taco, flour tortilla, Mahi Mahi, taco, white fish
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