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Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw

A healthy and light version of “fish tacos.” I am not a big fan of the fried fish tacos that are so very popular. Instead, I prefer to either grill or pan fry well seasoned fish and serve with fresh crisp condiments like a cole slaw.
Spicy and tangy, you will be sure to make this Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw dish again and again.
Posted By: Deirdre K Todd
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian Seafood Recipes, Local
Servings 4 Serves
Calories 152 kcal


  • 14 -16 oz. fish fillets (mahi mahi, catfish, snapper, salmon),  2-3 oz. pieces
  • 8 pc. 5-6-inch flour or corn tortillas


  • 1 TB vegetable oil
  • 1 TB fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. chili garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • salt, freshly ground black pepper


  • 3 TB rice wine vinegar
  • 2 TB Aloha shoyu
  • 1 TB vegetable oil
  • 1 lime Juice
  • 1 tsp. chili garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 1/2 c. won bok shredded
  • 1 1/2 c. red cabbage shredded
  • 4 stalks green onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot peeled, grated
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced
  • 2 TB Thai basil thinly sliced
  • 2 TB cilantro thinly sliced
  • 1 lime supreme segments, halved


  • In a mixing bowl or jar; combine dressing ingredients.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl; toss together slaw ingredients well.
  • Set aside.
  • Warm tortillas, either in a microwave oven or in a dry skillet.
  • Cover with damp cloth and set aside.
  • In a shallow dish; combine marinade ingredients.
  • Marinate fish 10 minutes.
  • In a skillet over medium heat; sauté fish until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.

How To Serve:

  • For service: Toss slaw ingredients with dressing. Place fish into warmed tortillas; top with slaw. Serves 4.


Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 498mgPotassium: 526mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5003IUVitamin B1: 1mgVitamin B5: 1mgVitamin C: 77mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 3mg
Keyword fish tacos, grill fry, pan fry, seasoned fish, cole slaw, spicy and tangy
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