Healthy Fish Tacos

I remember my first fish taco.  It was 1996 and I was 11.  The taco stand was Danny’s Taquería in Mulegé, Mexico and it cost about .25 USD.  Mulegé is a fishing community just a few miles from the Sea of Cortez so the fish was always fresh and delicious.  At Danny’s it was fried, the tortillas were home made and the veggies to put on top were plentiful.

Twenty odd years later I have had many fish tacos, but never any as good as Danny’s.  Now in my 30s, I consider fried food a treat and not a dietary staple.  Being a grown-up is not always as much fun as we thought, huh?  This recipe is a simple weeknight toss together you can have ready in less than thirty minutes.  There are always days that get away from me by dinner time and I need a fast meal that is not pizza or takeout!  We can all use more fish and veggies in our diets so I think this is a win all around. I love to serve fresh Tartar Sauce with these tacos, even though it is less traditional.  Click here for my yummy Classic Tartar Sauce recipe.  Happy simple and healthy eating!

Healthy Fish Tacos
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Serves: 4 Servings
  • 1 lbs fresh cod
  • butter for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cabbage shredded
  • ½ bunch of cilantro, minced
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped small
  • tortillas
Additional Things You May Want To Serve:
  • grated white cheddar cheese
  • hot sauce
  • lime wedges
  • avocado wedges
  • tomatoes
  • tartar sauce
  1. Cut up cod into strips.
  2. Melt a pat of butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium high. When the butter is melted, add the fish. Sprinkle in some salt and grind in some black pepper. Turn the heat down to medium and stir occasionally as the fish cooks. Fish is done when it loses its translucent color and becomes white and flaky.
  3. Shred the cabbage. Chop onion and mince cilantro. Grate cheese and prepare any other items you want to serve.
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