Fish Tacos with Zesty Slaw

Categories: Entrées.

Tacos are easy to make and fun to eat! We love this recipe – the tender fish, crunchy and spicy slaw is a family favourite in our home. If you have the time, we also recommend making homemade tortillas.

Zesty Slaw

  • 1 small cabbage, shredded (we like to use purple cabbage for color and crunch)
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño – seeded and chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 lime – juiced
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • Dash of agave
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Fish Fillettes

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cups panko
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 pounds of white fish. We love halibut, snapper or sole

To serve

  • 12 corn or wheat tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sliced avocado
  • Lime wedges
  • Plain yogurt
  • Hot sauce


  •  To prepare the zesty slaw, place shredded cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Massage and squeeze the cabbage with your hands to help it release its liquid and begin wilting.
  • Add the grated carrot, green onions, and jalapeño. Toss to combine.
  • Whisk together the minced garlic, lime juice, and mayonnaise. Taste and add a sweetener, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Pour over the cabbage mix and toss to combine. Set aside for service
  • To prepare the fish, combine panko, salt, pepper, and paprika in a shallow container.
  • Cut the fish lengthwise into small fish stick type piece.
  • Wash the fish and pat dry.
  • In a second shallow dish, whisk the egg, dijon mustard and salt and pepper.
  • Dip fish pieces into egg mixture – then immediately dredge with panko mixture.
  • Place fish on a parchment lined baking sheet
  • Bake fish at 350 until panko is golden brown. Avoid over cooking the fish.
  • Heat tortillas in a heavy, dry pan, until soft and warm. Wrap them in a clean cloth as you go.
  • Serve the fish on a platter with the tortillas, slaw, cilantro, avocado, lime, yogurt and hot sauce on the side.
  • You and your guests can build your own taco! Enjoy!