June 19, 2012

Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw

This was my first time trying fish tacos.  I've always been a little leery of them as I haven't been much of a fish fan in the past.  This year, however, I've been all over fish.  These fish tacos were the bomb diggity! 

I'm convinced the spicy slaw is what took these over the top.  Grilled jalapenos really kicked up the heat to 11.  Consider that your warning here.  Go easy on the slaw or go easy on the jalapenos in the slaw.  I went all out because I like to sweat when I eat spicy stuff. 

These tacos are also low in calories which is great for bikini season.  Yeah, bikini season is here and it's not going away.  Along with watching what I eat I've been working out to Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred.  I have made it through Level 1 already and I'm 3 days in to Level 2.  Level 2 is much harder than Level 1 but it gets easier.  I think I may add some running in to these workouts as well.

Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw
Yield 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grill
  • 1 pound skinless firm, white fish fillets, such as cod or striped bass, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 small bunch cilantro - I used parsley due to the hubs extreme distaste of cilantro
  • 3 jalapenos
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tomato, diced small
  • 3 Napa cabbage leaves, shredded
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • Smoky seasoning salt (recipe below)
  • lime juice, plus wedges for serving
  • 8 corn tortillas, toasted
  • sliced avocado, for serving
  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high.  Clean and lightly oil hot grill.  Combine fish, cilantro (or parsley) stems, and jalapenos.  Coat with oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill fish and jalapenos until fish is opaque throughout and jalapenos are charred and tender, about 5 minutes per side.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, cabbage and onion.  Seed and finely chop 2 grilled jalapenos and add to bowl.  Season to taste with seasoning salt and lime juice.  Flake fish and divide among tortillas.  Top with slaw and serve with cilantro (or parsley) leaves, remaining grilled jalapeno, thinly sliced, more seasoning salt, lime wedges, and avocado.
Adapted from Everyday Food

Do you like fish tacos?   Have you tried Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred?


  1. Wow Dee, hubby loves spicy so I just might have to go halves with him on the slaw, I'm just a wimp, hehe. Did you really have to remind me it's bikini season? I haven't tried to wear a bikini since child #1 was born, lol but Since we are going to the beach in 18 days, I have also been exercising, may have to see if the library has the Jillian Michaels series.
    I've given you an award so be sure to pop by and check it out!

    1. Aww, shucks! Thank you so much! I'm heading over now to check it out.

  2. Dee, I LOVE fish tacos. My boyfriend and I make them every other week or so on Friday nights. The addition of this spicy slaw takes them to a whole other level. I must recreate this recipe!

  3. I love fish tacos and there is a good Mexican place near our house that we enjoy. Their fish tacos is amazing! I never thought of making it at home, but after seeing how you made it, I'm so tempted to try this very soon! It's almost lunch time and I'm getting hungry. I might go pick up some fish tacos after picking up my daughter from preschool... LOL. Thanks for the recipe!!

  4. Hubby loves fish tacos, and he would be all over the heat!

  5. Anything advertised as "the bomb diggity" should be seriously considered when planning the next meal. :)

  6. Yum! I LOVE fish tacos. Now I'm craving them ...

  7. Yummy tacos my friend. I have to admit I've never had a fish taco. They aren't popular here. I must try them. Can I come for dinner?

  8. I keep meaning to try fish tacos and I think you've got the perfect combo here - spicy, smokey, creamy, crunchy. I shouldn't be drooling after a big roast dinner, but I am!


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