Rating: 3.31 stars
336 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 86
  • 3 star values: 112
  • 2 star values: 53
  • 1 star values: 25

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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine sour cream and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Transfer half the mixture to another container; set aside for serving. Toss cabbage, scallions, and minced jalapeno with remaining sour-cream mixture. Season again with salt and pepper.

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  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil and remaining jalapeno half over medium-high heat; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper. In two batches (starting with larger pieces), cook fish until golden brown on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes. Discard jalapeno.

  • Meanwhile, warm tortillas according to package instructions.

  • To make tacos, fill tortillas with slaw, fish, and fresh cilantro leaves. Drizzle with reserved sour-cream mixture. Serve immediately.

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.

Reviews (15)

336 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 86
  • 3 star values: 112
  • 2 star values: 53
  • 1 star values: 25
Rating: 1.0 stars
11/29/2019
I am disappointed on Martha’s page there’s actually a dish made with tilapia, a fake fish. Yuck 🤢
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07/12/2013
These were yummy! Nice and tart and love the cilantro! Will definitely make again and again. Used halibut and lightly seasoned the fish.
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06/07/2013
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!
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03/13/2012
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.
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08/10/2011
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!
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01/31/2011
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.
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05/22/2010
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!!
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05/05/2010
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.
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05/05/2010
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.
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01/03/2009
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.
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09/30/2008
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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08/19/2008
These delicious and easy fish tacos have been added to our "regulars" rotation! Huge hit with our friends, as well!
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08/13/2008
This is a favorite at my house. We grill the fish instead of pan fry, and serve with baked tortilla chips and fresh salsa!
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08/13/2008
I also added about 1 teaspoon of chopped chipotle pepper in adobe sauce to the sour cream/lime juice mix, and it added a little kick!
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02/15/2008
OMG these are awesome. Best tacos ever! We will be making these again and again.
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12/05/2007
I love these fish tacos, especially on a hot day. I add a little blackened redfish seasoning to the tilapia before cooking, which makes the flavor a little more complex.