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easy cod fish tacos

Easy Cod Fish Tacos

Easy Cod Fish Tacos with homemade taco sauce is so delicious. Pan fry your fish and then add your favorite toppings. Top with a yummy sauce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Cheap Dinner, cooking, Mexican, tacos
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 tacos
Calories 142kcal
Author Janine Waite


Fish Taco Ingredients

  • 24 small white or yellow corn tortillas
  • lbs cod or a white fish
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs cooking oil

Fish Taco Toppings

  • ½ small red cabbage
  • 2 medium avocado peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 bunch cilantro stems removed and chopped
  • 2 limes sliced

Fish Taco Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt


Cooking Fish

  • Wash fish and throughly pat fish dry.
  • Cut fish into 1½ inch cubes.
  • Place fish in a bowl.
  • In another bowl mix cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt.
  • Sprinkle seasonings over fish.
  • Prepare large skillet with cooking oil. Place the heat on medium to high.
  • Place fish in skillet and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes. Leaving it alone will allow it to sear and stay together. flip carefully and cook for another minute.

Prepare the Taco Toppings

  • Shred the cabbage or thinly slice.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Slice limes or quarter.
  • Peel and cube avocados. The avocados will brown so prepare this right before serviing.
  • Remove cilantro stems and chop leaves.

Prepare the Coleslaw Dressing

  • Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, honey, lemon juice, vinegar, pepper, and salt together in a bowl until smooth and creamy.

Assembling Tacos

  • Steam tortillas. Place a few on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for like 20 seconds. We also steam them in a double broiler.
  • Place a tortilla open on a plate.
  • Add fish, tomatoes, avocados, cilantro and cabbage.
  • Top with sauce.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg