Classic Fish Tacos

Many are intimidated by cooking fish for fish tacos but no need to be! A classic fish taco is something we should all be able to make. This is a super delicious recipe that I hope you try and enjoy as much I do. Don’t skip making the cabbage slaw as it really makes this restaurant worthy! Cod and other white fish are high in healthy proteins, omega 3, vitamins A, D, & E, and so easy to digest.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes

Submitted By: Lesley Levinski



  • 4 – 5 cod (or haddock or any flaky variety) fillets (about 1 ½ lb.)
  • 1 avocado, diced (optional)
  • 8 lime wedges (for serving)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • cilantro, and lime to taste


  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • ½ cup plain goat yogurt or sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayo (I use PC Sriracha mayo)
  • 1 medium lime – juiced
  • 1 jalapeño – finely minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a large bowl combine the coleslaw mix, red onion, goat yogurt/sour cream, mayo, jalapeño, honey, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Blend well and chill.
  2. In another bowl,  add all of the spices and blend well.   Season each fish fillet with the seasoning mix.
  3. On medium-high heat, place fillets in large fry pan – cook approx 4-5 min per side.  Once cooked, let the fish rest a few minutes and then break apart the fillets in bite size pieces and add a bit more of the seasoning mix and stir.
  4. Before serving, heat the corn tortillas in a pan over high heat (about a minute a side).  Remove from pan and prepare your tacos by placing the fish and slaw on the tortilla. I like to add a wee squeeze of sriracha mayo on one side of the tortilla and some hot sauce if you like it spicy.
  5. Garnish with a few pieces of avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of the lime wedge. 🥑

Enjoy to the max!

Recipe Notes:   

This is a great ‘Taco Tuesday’ recipe!! Chicken or beef work well with the seasoning mix too, but you truly can’t beat the healthier fish version! 😉

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Lesley Levinski

Lesley is the Owner and Fitness Instructor Specialist for Baila Studio Fitness. Her passion for teaching classes grows with each year of experience. She loves seeking out new trends in the fitness industry and is always working on getting trained in new areas and new certifications.

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