Spicy Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw

Photo by Maryna Iaroshenko/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Maryna Iaroshenko/iStock / Getty Images

Fish tacos are often one of the most popular fish recipes to cook. The reason why is probably because tacos lend themselves to complex combinations of tastes, and this beauty is certainly a prime example. This recipe is a classic with its flour tortillas, enriching toppings, and of course the lovely fillet red snapper.



2 pounds of red snapper fillet (Thick, with skin, cut crosswise into ten 2-inch-wide strips)

2 hass avocados (Halved, pitted and peeled)

1 head of napa cabbage (Shredded, 4 cups)

1 jalapeño pepper (Seeded and thinly sliced)

1/4 cups of sour cream (Low-fat, or Greek yogurt)

2 tablespoons of red onion (Minced)

5 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

Lime wedges (For serving)

2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro

Hot sauce (For serving. We recommend our Sauce No. 10 or Sauce No. 23)

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (Recommended having more for brushing)

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

10 flour tortillas (7-inch, warmed)

2 medium tomatoes (Thinly sliced)



Now let’s get started! First, light the grill. Then grab a medium-sized bowl to mash the avocados, jalapeño, sour cream, red onion, cilantro, and 3 tablespoons of lime juice altogether. Next, season the guacamole with the salt and pepper. Then press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole. Now put that aside. Next, grab a large bowl and toss in the cabbage, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Then season it with the salt and pepper.

Now, brush the fish with oil and season it with salt and pepper as well. Grill the fish over moderately high heat until lightly cooked and charred through (this should be for about 10 minutes). Once that is done, transfer the fish to a platter and pull off its skin.

Now it is time to put the tacos together. Spread a dollop of guacamole onto each tortilla. Top it with a piece of the fish, a few slices of tomato, and a large spoonful of the cabbage slaw. Serve them all with the hot sauce and lime wedges, and boom! You and your friends can dig into this spicy fish fillet!


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Original Recipe:


Rick Turner