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Quick Fish Tacos Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Quick Fish Tacos

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"This simple yet scrumptious recipe has a nice kick and is a house favorite. Delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Mix sour cream and lime juice together in a large bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Reserve about half the mixture in another bowl for serving. Mince half the jalapeno pepper; save other half for later. Toss cabbage, green onions, and minced jalapeno half in remaining sour cream mixture until slaw is well mixed.
  2. Heat olive oil and remaining jalapeno half in a large skillet over medium heat; swirl oil to coat skillet evenly. Season tilapia fillets with salt and pepper. Pan-fry fish strips in the skillet in 2 batches until fish is golden brown and easily flaked with a fork, 5 to 6 minutes. Discard jalapeno half.
  3. Heat tortillas in the microwave on high until warm, 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Serve fish in warmed tortillas topped with cabbage slaw, reserved sour cream mixture, and cilantro.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2012

This was excellent!! I made very minor changes: cooked the red cabbage in a pan for about 5 min, just to soften slightly. Used fat-free sour cream. Also, added cilantro to the slaw and as a garnish on top. I don't believe the recipe instructions included what to do with the cilantro. This was the perfect dinner for a hot day!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 09, 2012


May 07, 2012

I make fish tacos all of the time with tilapia sprinkled with a Louisanna style rub! My husband loves a little kick so I am anxious to try this recipe! I would use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream though.

May 08, 2012

These were excellent! Healthy and different. They cooked much faster for me.

Jun 11, 2013

My family loves this recipe! We are not big fish eaters usually, but this dish has become a regular in our house. I don't like having to deal with the fresh jalapeno, so I subed for the jarred sliced kind. I just added the juice to the oil and it tasted great without too much heat. I also chopped some of the jalapenos up and added them to my sour cream mixture along with a couple of tablespoons of the jalapeno juice. I like to go ahead and add the cilantro directly to mixture too. Instead of cabbage I chop up romaine and add on top of the sour cream sauce and fish :)This recipe is also great with pacific snapper!

Nov 02, 2012

This was amazing! I was somewhat worried if I would like the flavors together, but everything came out great. The jalapeno really made it over the top yummy. I will make this again soon! Thanks for sharing!

Jun 04, 2014

Pretty much stuck to the plan, with one exception. We used white corn tortillas instead of flour. We are watching calories, and every little bit helps. Great recipe, easy to put together, and tasted great. Thanx for posting this.

Jan 30, 2014

Soooo good and easy!!!! I added cilantro and jicama to the slaw and it was delicious! I served this to my family with black beans and Mexican rice on the side. Super filling and yummy dinner!


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  • Calories
  • 416 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 481 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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