Taco Tuesday

Before I moved to California, fish tacos were a completely foreign concept to me.  As a Michigander who was used to only beef or chicken tacos, I believed that fish had absolutely no place in one of my favorites and I was therefore reluctant to even give it a try.  My mom finally convinced me shortly after I moved to the west coast during one of her visits and I’ve been borderline obsessed with them since.  She sent me the below recipe a few months ago and with a few tweaks, I’ve made it my own.  After trying fish tacos at way too many restaurants to count since my craze began, I can say without a doubt that these are the best fish tacos I’ve ever tasted in my life (without even needing fresh catch).  They’ve been a huge hit anytime we’ve had guests and per numerous requests, I’ve sent the recipe to more people than I can even remember.


Tortilla Chipotle Lime Crusted Tilapia Fillets (From Costco… seriously.  Available in their frozen food section).

Southwest Slaw:
1 cup finely shredded green cabbage
1 tbsp. finely chopped pickled jalepenos
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. red onion (very finely chopped)
1 tsp. chopped cilantro (optional)
salt to taste

Ranch dressing
Cholula Pepper Sauce (Original)
Mix ~4:1 dressing to Cholula

Small to medium flour tortillas, Mexican blend cheese, avocados


Bake fish according to box instructions and steam tortillas to heat/soften.  Slice fillet lengthwise into 2 strips and place on warmed flour tortilla.  Top with cheese, slaw, sauce and avocado.  Fold or roll up to serve.  Perfectly pair your fish tacos with a summery Sauvignon Blanc or your favorite summer ale.

Note:  This recipe is fairly spicy as is.  I LOVE spicy food, but if you’re not a fan, decrease the amount of jalepenos to your liking.  Serves 2 adults/2 tacos each.  I generally triple the recipe as the slaw is better the second day, someone is always joining us for taco dinners and we love, love, love to have leftovers!

3 thoughts on “Taco Tuesday

  1. I’ve had these tacos and I can attest first hand that they are aaamazing! The slaw is what really makes these special! Don’t cut corners on this recipe, stick to it all and you won’t be let down….

  2. Meg,
    These look amazing, I just got back from San Diego and have been craving fish tacos since getting back. These will be made after my next trip to Costco. THANKS!

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