Flying Fish Tacos

Quick and easy Fish Tacos with cabbage slaw and cilantro lime dressing

I love fish tacos. They are so quick and easy to make, EXCEPT for the fish part, right? They have the cleanest feel to them- No surprise, as they contain fish and a crisp cabbage slaw.    My brother in-law, Eric, is a wonderful cook and occasionally passes on brilliant cooking ideas to the rest of the family.  He solves the time-consuming-fish-problem by using a high quality fish stick in his fish tacos.  You just throw the frozen sticks onto a pan and cook them while preparing the rest of the meal and setting the table.  And voila! – fish tacos that are so fast to prepare they are FLYING!   – Jessica

8 all-natural high quality fish sticks (I used Trident Food’s “Ultimate Fish Sticks” from Costco)

1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped cilantro, without stems
1 tomatillo, unwrapped, washed and quartered
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped coarsely
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice

3 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup diced bell peppers (I like a combination of red, orange, and yellow ones)
1/2 cup cilantro, stems removed and coarsely chopped

8  6-inch corn tortillas
1 avocado, sliced (optional)
1-2 limes, sliced into wedges (optional)
FISH:  Cook the fish sticks according to package directions.
DRESSING:  Blend all dressing ingredients in a food processor or in a bowl with an immersion blender until completely blended.
SLAW:  While the fish sticks are baking, assemble the slaw.  Mix the cabbage, bell peppers, cilantro and just enough dressing to lightly coat in a medium sized bowl.
TORTILLAS:  Warm the tortillas in either in the microwave with a little bit of water spread between each one, or individually in a pan on the stove with a little bit of olive oil.  On the stove tastes a little better, but the microwave is obviously faster.
ASSEMBLE:  When the fish sticks are done cooking, place one inside of each tortilla.  Top with about 1/2 cup of slaw and avocado slices.  Squeeze fresh lime on top for an extra zing!  Fish tacos are also delicious topped with some fresh mango or pineapple salsa.

One Response to Flying Fish Tacos

  1. It was so nice to meet you both at the “Share the Love” event last Saturday! I like your blog and I totally love fish tacos : )

    Ruthie (

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