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Taco Tuesday will never be the same once you make this Easy Fish Taco Recipe with Pineapple Slaw! Fresh fish topped with a sweet pineapple slaw is a burst of flavor you’ll love! National Taco Day 2017 is October 4th. Be ready with our collection of Easy Taco Recipes!
I have a bit of a taco obsession. From little street tacos to crunchy shells filled with carnitas, tacos are my jam. Growing up, we didn’t have an official taco night. Instead, my mom would surprise me with tacos. I’d come into the kitchen and see the oil in the pan and know it was going to be an awesome dinner! Now that I’m making tacos for my own family, I find one of my favorite things about them is they’re perfect for picky eaters. Everyone can add the toppings they love so everyone gets what they want. No complaints.
Easy Fish Taco Recipe Tips
- Make the slaw as soon as you set aside the fish to marinade. This will let the slaw sweat out the excess liquid so it’s in the bottom of the bowl and not in your taco.
- If you’d like some extra acid to cut the sweetness of the slaw, serve the tacos with lime wedges. You can squeeze them over the finished tacos.
- Keep your food fun with lots of colors! While you can use just green or purple cabbage for this recipe, mix them together for a dinner that’ll catch everyone’s eye!
When we go out to eat, I always gravitate towards fish tacos. Fresh fish (sauteed or fried) with a crunchy slaw and some awesome sauce (ha!) in a flour tortilla is just the best. I love them so much I started making them at home and my husband couldn’t be happier. They’ve quickly become one of his most requested dinners and they’re so easy to make I don’t mind indulging him anytime he asks. This easy taco recipe is sure to be a winner at your house too!
Easy Fish Taco Recipe
- 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 3 filets tilapia 1 pound filets
- 4 tablespoons pineapple preserves
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cabbage shredded; purple, green, or both
- ½ cup carrots shredded
- 8 flour tortillas 6″
- Lime wedges
- In a good-sized flat dish, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, and salt until well combined. Place one fish filet in the marinade at a time coating both sides. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining fish. Allow to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Cook the fish in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the fish to a plate and use a fork to until the fish into small pieces. (It will flake easily.)
- While the fish is marinating, make the slaw. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pineapple preserves, olive oil, and salt until combined.
- Add the cabbage and carrots, and mix until all the veggies are well coated. Set aside.
- Lay out a tortilla. Place a few tablespoons of fish down the center of the tortilla. Top the fish with pineapple slaw. Repeat until all the fish has been used.
- Serve with lime wedges to squeeze over the tacos. Serve immediately.
- You can substitute pre-made coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots) and add in some extra shredded carrots to save on prep.
- These tacos are wet! There is a lot of moisture from the water coming out of the cabbage and fish. They will drip, but they are delicious and worth the mess while eating.