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With simple ingredients, fish tacos are a light and easy meal. The creamy red-cabbage slaw can also be served on sandwiches or as a side for any Mexican dish.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2005
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Cook's Notes

For a toasted flavor, quickly heat tortilla over a gas burner until blistered in spots, holding it with tongs and waving it from side to side.

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  • chefpollo
    12 JUL, 2013
    These were yummy! Nice and tart and love the cilantro! Will definitely make again and again. Used halibut and lightly seasoned the fish.
  • Joan Pagan
    7 JUN, 2013
    These are the best ever! The sauce itself is incredible and like the other reviewer I also added cilantro. These will be served in my home often!
  • MS12101570
    13 MAR, 2012
    This is THE BEST fish taco recipe. Slaw is delicious and could be eaten on it's own as a side dish. I use pickled jalapeños instead of fresh. Have experimented with other fish but tilapia is best. Have made many times and we never tire of it.
  • AndreaMarieDwyer
    10 AUG, 2011
    LOVE this recipe! Just made it again tonight, but I've been making it for years. Very yummy. I make extra sour cream sauce (of course) and serve it with cumin-y black beans (we like them saucy on the stovetop) and dice up avocado to go on the tacos. Toast up the tortillas in a skillet. For the kids, I saute the fish without the jalepeno. Yum!
  • ColleenWagner
    31 JAN, 2011
    GREAT! Great flavor and very fresh! I used pre-packaged coleslaw (shredded cabbage and carrots) mix and frozen cajun crusted talipia and baked it according to directions. I added a handful of Cilantro right to the slaw.
  • britnym
    22 MAY, 2010
    These fish taco have a great flavor combination. I've also used green cabbage instead of red and both turn out great. We have come to like them better with white corn tortillas and usually serve with spicy black beans. mmmm!!
  • ndminsalv
    5 MAY, 2010
    Great quick and rather healthy recipe, which the kids ate up. Made a couple changes: green instead of red cabbage (store didn't have it!), added more scallions, added cilantro right into the slaw. Eliminated jalepenos. Still delish.
  • melaniesizemore
    5 MAY, 2010
    I love fish tacos but I use a variation on this recipe: last night I marinated catfish in lime juice before grilling the fillets on the Foreman. The fish flakes right off. I enjoy corn tortillas better- the sweet hint of corn pairs well with the other flavors. I include mango, radishes, red cabbage and cilantro in my bar and squeeze a little lime to top it off. So easy, healthy, and inexpensive! Serve with guac.
  • spooky4u
    3 JAN, 2009
    This recipe is delicious and very easy to make. I use the whole scallion and keep the jalepeno seeds in. One of my favorites to make for my family.
  • babymama
    30 SEP, 2008
    Can anyone tell me if you use the entire scallion and if you remove the seeds from the jalepeno? Knew at this!

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