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Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Lime

  • servings: 4




  • 1 pound boneless, skinless tilapia fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, half finely zested and juiced, half cut into wedges
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped


  1. Step 1

    Heat broiler, with rack in highest position. Pat fish dry with paper towels and gently coat with oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Broil until fish is browned on top and flesh is opaque throughout, 5 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, lime zest and juice, and a few dashes hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Toast corn tortillas over a kitchen burner using tongs or wrap in parchment-lined foil and heat in oven, 5 minutes. Divide fish evenly among tortillas and top with cabbage, cilantro, and onion. Serve with lime sour cream and lime wedges.

Everyday Food, May 2010



Reviews (10)

  • 27 Feb, 2014

    The receipe looks great but your web design is terrible.
    When I print out a receipe it prints onto 5 pages. That is not very green or kind to our planet.
    Please think about revising your website so the receipe prints out on one page.
    The advertising gets tossed or recycled. It's not like anyone is going to see the ads once it is on paper.
    Like really Martha. I expected more.

  • 13 Jun, 2013

    Another quick, easy recipe that is delicious! So easy that my daughter was able to help by making the sour cream mixture.

  • 4 Jun, 2013

    Yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy!

    I chose to fry the fish in oil. I regret nothing.

  • 23 May, 2013

    Sarah, I just want to let you know... I have a spicy palate like you do.

  • 23 May, 2013

    I am making this tonight!!!! Great recipe!!!!
    I do have a spicy palate, it gets spicier every year!!!!

  • 27 Apr, 2013

    This was great! I was craving fish tacos and this hit the spot! I didn't use the hot sauce, but I added jalapeƱo and cilantro to the toppings. It was fresh, crispy, and bright. A great, easy, and delicious way to add fish to your diet!

  • 5 Aug, 2012

    FANTASTIC! We love fish tacos and prefer them to not be coated in batter and fried. This had excellent flavor even with my changes. I used green cabbage, shredded. Added about 10 shakes of tabasco for more heat and homemade pico de gaillo (?sp) and guacamole to top them with. Just amazing!

  • 24 Jan, 2012

    Good recipe. The crunchiness of the cabbage was a pleasant accompaniment to the smoothness of the broiled fish. I tried it with both a whole wheat soft taco and a corn taco, though, and preferred the whole wheat soft shell.

  • 27 Aug, 2010

    I have made this dish twice, and it is eay and quite tasty. I did add some Tony's seasoning to the fish to give the Tiilapia a little more flavor. Excellent dish.

  • 3 May, 2010

    highly recommend! we made a couple minor additions: diced avocado and salsa verde, plus chopped jalapeno added to the sour cream. this is going into the regular rotation!