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Spicy Fish Tacos with Fresh Lime Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Spicy Fish Tacos with Fresh Lime Sauce

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"This is a tasty dinner you can make quickly that is often a favorite with the young kids in the family."

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Original recipe makes 10 tacos Change Servings


  1. Season tilapia fillets with taco seasoning.
  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook fish in hot oil until fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Heat taco shells in preheated oven until crisp, about 5 minutes.
  5. Mix yogurt, lime juice, sugar, lime zest, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in coleslaw mix, cilantro, and jalapeno; let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon about 1/4 cup fish and 1/4 cup coleslaw mixture into each taco shell. Top each with 1 tablespoon tomato.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins

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Jun 13, 2014

The taste was great, however next time I will make sure the coleslaw is really finely cut and that it is mixed and the tortillas are crisped before I cook the fish and cube it. By the time I got the other stuff prepared, the fish was not very warm or crispy like it was when I took it off the stove and cut it up!

Jan 08, 2014

Tastes great. We added red wine vinegar and extra sugar to spice up the yogurt cole slaw. We also added diced avocado and diced tomatoes to the tacos. Yummy.

Jul 28, 2014

Everyone loved this recipe! It's an easy and healthy week night meal. The cole slaw topping is awesome.

Jun 01, 2014

Substituted light sour cream for the yogurt! Husband loved it, said they were the best fish tacos he's ever had!

Nov 03, 2013

Made these for Pinterest Faceless Frenzy November '13. We enjoyed them. I baked the fish rather than frying. I used taco seasoning 1 recipe from this site. Only other change was to use finely sliced cabbage rather than coleslaw mix and I left out the sugar. These were tasty:) thx irvinetustin!

Jul 30, 2014

I want to try this but what is coleslaw mix?

Jul 30, 2014

I hadn't tried this using yogurt for the sauce and I have to say I like it much better! It's healthier than sour cream that I've used in the past. LOVE THIS - and so do my children!

Jul 31, 2014

I loved the recipe. Only four stars because of pre fab tortillas. My only negative is why does everyone use those pre-fab tortillas? want to punch this up? Fry your own corn tortillas or use soft warm flour tortillas.Just be sure to have tortillas ready to fill before you fry fish or if baking fry while fish is in the oven. Those pre- fabs are disgusting! I Know the tortillas take time to do yourself and it is a bit tricky but with a little practice you can do it. The fresher the tortilla the easier to handle. So if you don`t have a tortilla deli near you , when selecting corn tortillas try for the package that the tortilla will "flop" when held upright. Older ones are stiff. So worth the extra effort.


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  • Calories
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.1 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 281 mg
  • 11%

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

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