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BEST Easy Fish Tacos & Slaw
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BEST Easy Fish Tacos & Slaw

the BEST Easy Fish Tacos & Slaw. crispy bread crumbs, tender flaky fish, refreshing coleslaw tucked in a golden tortilla and topped with tartar sauce. YES. #fishtacos #tacos #tacotuesday #cincodemayo
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Callie

Ingredients

  • 1 lb tilapia fillets
  • ¾ cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon all seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 flour or corn tortillas
  • tartar sauce

Coleslaw

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (OR ½ teaspoon of garlic powder)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup precut coleslaw mix (I use *Mann's Broccoli Cole Slaw -The Original)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line baking sheet
  • Pat fillets to dry them off a bit and in a separate small bowl stir together olive oil, lemon juice and minced garlic. Brush and generously glaze the fillets with mixture.
  • Lightly season with season salt evenly across the fillets.
  • Set up shallow bowl or plate with bread crumbs. Press fish fillets into bread crumbs until they're fully coated.
  • Place breaded fillets on a lined baking sheet and bake them for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes turn your oven broiler on high and broil them for 2 minutes.

Heating the Tortillas (2 ways):

  • CRISPY FRIED TORTILLAS: Coat a large skillet with vegetable oil over high heat. Give enough time for oil to heat up and get hot. Add tortillas to skillet and cook to desired golden brown. Using a taco rack or upside down muffin tin position tortillas in U shape immediately after removing them from heat (*they will begin to harden as they cool).
  • TOASTED TORTILLAS LIGHTENED UP: Add tortillas to a large skillet over high heat to begin toasting them. Cook until golden brown, and place on a taco rack or upside down muffin tin. Position tortillas in U shape immediately after removing them from heat (*they will begin to harden as they cool).

Coleslaw Instructions:

  • In a small bowl stir together olive oil, rice wine vinegar, minced garlic (or garlic powder) and salt. Pour oven coleslaw mix and toss together until evenly coated.

Taco Assembly:

  • Place your baked fish fillet on a golden brown tortilla then top it with coleslaw and tartar sauce. That’s it! It’s ready to serve!

Notes

*If you don't have coleslaw mix, but have these vegetables on hand make your own coleslaw using this recipe!

Grate and combine:
  • ½ large carrot, grated
  • ½ large broccoli tree thinly chopped
  • ¼ head red cabbage, thinly chopped

Nutrition

Serving: 3tacos