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Fish Tacos with Sauce, coleslaw mix, onions and lime.

Amazing Fish Tacos with Sauce

Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Family Friendly
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 8 Tacos
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Marilyn
These Crispy Fish Tacos with Sauce have a delightful combination of flavors and textures that the whole family will love. It all starts with wonderfully seasoned, flaky, crispy pan fried cod. Those yummy cod fillets sit on a pillow of coleslaw and red onions. Then drizzle them with the creamy, spicy fish sauce for the ultimate fish taco!
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  • ¼ cup Wondra or finely milled flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper

Fish Tacos

  • 1 pound cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 taco-size tortillas wheat or corn
  • 1-½ cups coleslaw mix green cabbage, carrots, red cabbage
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

Optional Toppings



    • In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice and garlic powder. Stir in ⅛ teaspoon hot sauce, adding more sauce to taste. Set aside.


    • Pat fish dry with a paper towel. Cut cod fillets into 8 evenly-sized pieces. In a shallow dish, combine flour, cumin, salt and pepper. Dredge fish in the mixture to coat lightly with flour. Shake off any excess flour.

    Fish Tacos

    • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add the cod and cook, turning once, about 8 minutes or until the tilapia is golden, slightly crisp and opaque. Transfer the cod to plates
    • Meanwhile, place the tortillas in a tortilla warmer or paper towel-lined plate and microwave 1 minute or until warm.
    • Place the tortillas on a work surface. Sprinkle the coleslaw mix down the center of the tortillas. Arrange the fried cod fillets, evenly divided, on top of the slaw. Top with red onions. Drizzle with with the taco sauce.
    • Serve with lime wedges.


    Optional Toppings: 
    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
    • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
    • 1 medium tomato, diced


    Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 878mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 3mg