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Angler’s Delight

Cayenne pepper, taco seasoning and cumin give this fried fish a colorful coating and fantastic southwestern flavor. The slightly crispy fillets are accented by a splash of lime. Prepare the recipe with haddock, cod or any firm fish you prefer.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 haddock or cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil


  • In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, arrange fish in a single layer. Pour lime juice over fish. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, combine the flour, taco seasoning, cumin and cayenne. Remove fillets from juice and pat dry with paper towels; discard lime juice. Coat fillets with flour mixture.
  • In a large skillet, cook fillets, in batches, over medium-high heat in oil for 6-8 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 135 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Oct 22, 2017

    This was so good I had used thick haddock fillets. It was not as spicy as I thought it may be, just a light zip.

  • amethystra
    Jun 14, 2011

    I sometimes will substitute lemon juice for the lime juice.. and have done this with cod, tilapia or flounder. Any white fish will due well in this recipe... always a great meal.

  • stumpyiam
    Jul 26, 2010

    The fish was very flavorful, loved the zip from the lime juice! The only thing I'm going to change is to add some salt next time. Hubby loved it!

  • tam145
    Jun 22, 2010

    Very easy and good!

  • michellern
    Jun 29, 2009

    This is yummy!