Fish Tacos


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Serving Size: 2 tacos


  • Coleslaw:
  • 1/2 cup light ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 bag (14 ounces) coleslaw
  • Fish:
  • 1 pound white fish (cod, swai, tilapia)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 6 inch corn tortillas
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)


  1. Stir together the ranch dressing, lime juice, and chili powder. Pour over coleslaw and stir to mix well. Cover and place in refrigerator until serving.
  2. Cut the fish into 10 strips.
  3. Heat the oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Stir the cornmeal and ground black pepper together and spread on a plate while the oil heats. Dip the fish strips in the cornmeal to coat on all sides.
  4. Fry the fish in the hot oil until the cornmeal is lightly browned (about 2 minutes per side). Remove and drain on paper towels.
  5. Warm the corn tortillas according to package directions.
  6. Top each tortilla with 1 fish strip, coleslaw, and tomato.


Add sliced jalapeno peppers, salsa, or hot sauce.

Use other types of dressing to change up the flavors of the coleslaw. Use leftover coleslaw as a side dish or a filling for sandwiches or wraps.

For more flavor, mix an additional 1 teaspoon chili powder with the cornmeal.

The fish can be baked instead of fried. Preheat oven to 425°F and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the coated fish on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the fish over and bake for 5–10 minutes more or until the internal temperature of the fish is 145°F.

Nutrition Facts

5 servings per recipe
Serving Size: 2 tacos

Amount Per Serving

Calories 360

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 360mg
Total Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 1g Added Sugars
Protein 23g

Vitamin D 3mcg
Calcium 138mg
Iron 2mg
Potassium 579mg

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.