Make our easy and best Fish Taco Recipe a go! Use any white fish such as snapper, gurnard fish, hoki fish or tarakihi fish.
Recipe

Spicy Fish Tacos

Our Spicy Fish Tacos will become a firm favourite for the whole family. Made with spicy pan-fried fish, crunchy homemade slaw, and an easy avocado and jalapeño sauce, loaded on warm tortillas.
30 mins
2-3 people

Ingredients

AVOCADO & JALAPEÑO SAUCE

  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped coriander

  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped pickled jalapeño, optional

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

SLAW

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage, green or purple

  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

SPICY PAN-FRIED FISH

  • ½ cup plain flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground chili

  • sea salt and cracked pepper

  • 400g tarakihi fish fillets, cut into 5cm long strips

  • 20g butter

TO SERVE

  • 6-12 soft corn tortillas or 6 flour tortillas

  • lime wedges

  • sliced chilli (optional)

Method

AVOCADO & JALAPEÑO SAUCE

Using the back of a fork, mash the avocado until smooth. Add remaining sauce ingredients and whisk until smooth, cover and chill.

SLAW

Toss together all slaw ingredients then set aside.

SPICY FISH

1. In a bowl combine plain flour, spices and a little salt and pepper.

2. Heat butter in a large non-stick frypan over a medium heat. Dip the pieces of fish into the spiced flour until all sides are coated. Shake off any excess then place in the pan in batches.

3. Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden & cooked through.

TO SERVE

1. Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat. Fry the tortillas briefly until soft and beginning to colour. Remove from heat and wrap in a clean tea towel.

2. Load tortillas with slaw, spicy fish, and avocado sauce. Serve with lime wedges and sliced chilli.

CHEF'S TIP

Corn tortillas can go soggy and tear quickly, if your tortillas are thin, double them up. We have used tarakihi in this dish, but any firm white fish will be equally as delicious.

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