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Perfect Fish Tacos

Light Mexican Recipes

7/23/2020, 6 a.m.

Perfect Fish Tacos YIELDS: 4 / TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lime

2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 1/2 lb. cod (or other flaky white fish)

1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Kosher salt & ground black pepper

8 corn tortillas

1 avocado, diced

Lime wedges, for serving

Sour cream, for serving

FOR THE CORN SLAW:

1/4 c. mayonnaise

Juice of 1 lime

2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro

1 tbsp. honey

2 c. shredded purple cabbage

1 c. corn kernels

1 jalapeño, minced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a medium shallow bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne.

  2. Add cod, tossing until evenly coated. Let marinate 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, cilantro, and honey. Stir in cabbage, corn, and jalapeño. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Remove cod from marinade and season both sides of each filet with salt and pepper. Add fish flesh side-down. Cook until opaque and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes before flaking with a fork.

  5. Assemble tacos: Serve fish over grilled tortillas with corn slaw and avocado. Squeeze lime juice on top and garnish with sour cream.

By LAUREN MIYASHIRO / Photo credit: PARK FEIERBACH