Fantastic Fish Tacos Recipe
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Fantastic Fish Tacos Recipe

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Searching for a lighter substitute to traditional fried fish tacos, I came up with this crispy, crunchy entree. It's been a hit with friends and family. —Jennifer Palmer, Rancho Cucamonga, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 pound mahi mahi or cod fillets, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 4 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup coleslaw mix
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 taco: 321 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 632mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. For sauce, in a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, lime juice and milk; refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and water. In another bowl, toss bread crumbs with lemon pepper. Dip fish in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  3. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add fish; cook 2-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Serve in tortillas with toppings and sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fantastic Fish Tacos in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006 , p52

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Kathyjordan User ID: 6897948 230666
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"Hubble and I will have this again"

angcy User ID: 1160970 223851
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"This is the long and messy way to cook fish. Alternately, I prefer to broil / bake at 450 deg F to achieve the same flavor for taco. The frying was difficult to control and my children did not care for it."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 124279
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"My husband and I loved these! I've been looking for a great fish taco recipe and I have found a winner!"

[email protected] User ID: 4025701 89418
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"My 6 year old helped me make these last night and they were wonderful! We used Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning since I'm not a lemon-pepper fan and we mixed in 1/2 panko 1/2 breadcrumbs. Very good, will definitely make again!"

Madison5 User ID: 5763528 89408
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"I made these with Lake Erie perch and they were delicious. My whole family loved them. It is definitely a keeper."

jim2cindy User ID: 6732068 60052
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"Love these. I mixed the coleslaw in the sauce and let it sit , much better."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 113227
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"Delicious! I served these with the Pineapple Salsa and tortilla chips on the same page."

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 89382
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"My family really likes these tacos. I used broccoli slaw rather than coleslaw mix."

sarz55 User ID: 5395291 138341
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Way too lemon pepper. We didn't care for the flavour at all. My husband's finished the meal and said "hmmm, there's not too many things I don't like.""

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 56262
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Family favorite! We've made this recipe dozens of times. healthy and delicious. Sometimes I will place the breaded fish on a baking sheet and bake at 400 until the fish is cooked. It gives me time to assemble the rest of the ingredients while the fish is baking."

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