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Fantastic Fish Tacos

Searching for a lighter alternative to traditional fried fish tacos, I came up with this crispy, crunchy entree. It's a hit with friends and family. —Jennifer Palmer, Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • 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


  • For sauce, in a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, lime juice and milk; refrigerate until serving.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and water. In another shallow bowl, toss bread crumbs with lemon pepper. Dip fish in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • Place a large nonstick skillet 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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • zegunism
    Jul 21, 2020

    No comment left

  • jetluvs2cook
    Apr 21, 2020

    Wow! These are amazing!! The only change I made was I used gluten free bread crumbs... Definitely will make again!

  • debs951
    Mar 21, 2020


  • WonkyGirl
    Feb 15, 2018

    Cheated and used Gorton's Fish Tenders. I know, I know.... but when house is locked up because of freezing temps we don't want to smell fried fish for days and days. Anyway, these were quite good and will make again.

  • mythyagain
    Dec 2, 2017

    Quick and yummy. I took another reviewer's advice and let the coleslaw sit in the sauce for a while and it worked out well. I also substituted citrus basil blend for lemon pepper.

  • Kathyjordan
    Aug 3, 2015

    Hubble and I will have this again

  • angcy
    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
    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!

  • Elandis70
    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
    May 2, 2014

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