Fish Tacos

Homemade Fish Tacos
True confession:
I’m not a huge fan of sea food … but fish tacos are an exception! This recipe is particularly exceptional.
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These fish tacos are fresh, light, flavorful, and satisfyingly delicious. The garlic-lime sauce and citrus slaw are essential components in them, and the flavor combination is fantastic!
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And … they’re gluten free. So … fish tacos for the win!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Fish Tacos

Garlic-Lime Sauce for Fish Tacos
Start off by making the garlic-lime sauce as follows: In a food processor combine 1 cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, 5 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon lime zest, 1 tablespoon lime juice, ¼ teaspoon paprika, and 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chile powder. Process until smooth.
Garlic-Lime Sauce for Fish Tacos
If you have a squeeze bottle, put the sauce in it, and then refrigerate it until serving time.
Citrus Slaw Fish Tacos
Next, prepare the citrus slaw as follows: In a large mixing bowl mix 4 cups thinly shredded green cabbage, 1 cup thinly shredded red cabbage, and ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped. Set aside while you make the dressing.
Slaw dressing for Fish Tacos
Whisk together ¼ cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon orange zest, ½ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice, 1 teaspoon honey, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Citrus Slaw for Fish Tacos
Pour the dressing on the slaw, and toss to coat completely. Put in the fridge until serving time.
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Prepare the fish by thoroughly patting dry 1 ½ pounds of cod fillets.
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Cut into strips or bite-size pieces, and season on all sides with garlic salt.
Butter melting in a skillet
Preheat a large skillet over medium-high, and then melt 2 tablespoons butter.
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Gently place the cod in the skillet, and sauté for two minutes. Turn over, reduce heat to medium, dot tops with another 2 tablespoons of butter, and sauté for two minutes more.
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Remove to serving dish, and sprinkle with fresh lime juice.
Assembling Fish Tacos
Immediately assemble tacos, starting with the fish, and then …
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… the citrus slaw, and then …
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… the garlic-lime sauce.
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Add avacado, more cilantro, or whatever you desire.
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Enjoy!

Free Printable Recipe for Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Lisia Childs

Ingredients

Garlic-Lime Taco Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

Citrus Slaw Ingredients:

  • 4 cups thinly shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly shredded red cabbage
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped

Citrus Slaw Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Fish Taco Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound cod fillets cut into strips or bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • Cilantro lime, avocado for garnish

Instructions

Garlic-Lime Taco Sauce Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in food processor, and process until very smooth. Pour into a squeeze bottle.

Citrus Slaw Directions:

  • Whisk all ingredients for dressing until completely mixed. In a large bowl combine cabbage and cilantro. Toss with dressing.

Fish Taco Directions:

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high. Blot cod with paper towels to make sure it is completely dry, and cut into strips or bite-size pieces. Season on all sides with garlic salt. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet, and sauté fish for two minutes. Turn over, reduce heat to medium, dot tops with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, and sauté another two minutes. Remove to serving dish, and sprinkle with fresh lime juice.
  • Immediately assemble tacos, and enjoy!

Notes

I use two tortillas per taco because they fall apart so easily.