Everyone loves tacos, and what’s better than switching up the traditional taco for a delicious FISH taco?  With the light and flaky fish baked with smoked paprika and served with a creamy slaw, this is the perfect dish for a night with family and friends.

Fun Fish Tacos

Serves 4 to 6


1lb Cod fillet

½ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs

2 Tablespoons Cornmeal

1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika

Olive Oil Spray 

½ Cup Avocado Mayonnaise

1 Lime, juice of

1 medium Jalapeño, minced

1 Tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro

Sea Salt 

Freshly Ground Pepper 

1x 10oz Bag Broccoli Slaw

12 – 16 Corn or flour tortillas, Warm

1 Large avocado, sliced or diced for garnish

1 Large tomato, sliced or diced for garnish


Pre-heat oven to 350’F

Cut the fish into ¾” thick by 3 inch in length slices. Coat the fish by placing the panko, cornmeal and paprika in a plastic zip bag. Add the fish slices a few at a time and shake to coat well. Place the slices on a sheet tray that has been lightly sprayed with olive oil. Then place in the oven to cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the fish is cooked all the way through, flaky and white.

To make the taco Sauce, add the mayonnaise, lime juice, jalapeños and cilantro to a small bowl and stir to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

To serve:

Place a spoonful of broccoli slaw and one or two pieces of fish in each taco. Top with slices of avocado, tomato and a healthy dollop of sauce. 

Wine Paring for Fun Fish Tacos? This easy and crowd-pleasing way to serve fish to family and friends needs an easy-to-love wine, too. Try a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Its bright flavor and acidity will pair well with the creamy, limey taco sauce and the paprika crunch of the fish. 


Recipe: Chef Nancy Waldeck