Spicy fish tacos

Spicy fish tacos
  • 0:25 Prep
  • 0:30 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

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  • 2 small tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 small avocado, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican chilli powder
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 (600g) redfish fillets (see note), halved
  • 12 (135g packet) taco shells
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream


  • Step 1
    Combine, tomato, avocado, 2 tablespoons coriander and half the lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cover. Set aside.
  • Step 2
    Combine chilli powder, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, remaining coriander and remaining lemon juice in a shallow ceramic dish. Add fish. Turn to coat.
  • Step 3
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Warm taco shells according to packet directions.
  • Step 4
    Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion for 4 to 6 minutes or until softened. Remove to a bowl. Cover to keep warm. Cook fish, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until cooked through. Divide onion and fish between taco shells. Top with sour cream and tomato mixture. Serve.


  • 2247 kj


  • 33.3g

    Fat Total

  • 8g

    Saturated Fat

  • 4.6g


  • 34g


  • 85mg


  • 290mg


  • 23g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


You could replace fish with 500g chicken tenderloins (tendons removed) in step 2. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes, if time permits. Generally less expensive than other varieties, redfish is sold as skinless fillets. Look for light pink, unmarked, firm flesh. It has a delicate flavour and is great pan-fried, barbecued or braised. It’s commonly used in fish cakes (especially Thai) and fish balls. You needn’t remove the small, fine bones before cooking and eating.

  • Author: Claire Brookman
  • Image credit: Mark O'Meara
  • Publication: Super Food Ideas

Source: taste.com.au


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