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Southwest Fish Tacos

“These fish tacos are an adaptation of a dish I was served in Bermuda. They’re quick because there’s so little prep work involved.” —Jennifer Reid, Farmington, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds sole fillets, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) angel hair coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 taco shells, warmed
  • 8 lime wedges


  • Sprinkle fish with taco seasoning. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook fish in butter for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the coleslaw, cilantro, mayonnaise, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Place fish in taco shells. Top with coleslaw mixture; serve with lime wedges.
Nutrition Facts
2 tacos: 492 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 919mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • coachkcrist
    Dec 8, 2020

    The Cole slaw was great. The fish itself was a different story. Used mahi mahii and found it very bland. This needs.a spicy remoulade to perk it up a little. The taco seasoning added little flavor.

  • joseph
    Feb 28, 2020

    No comment left

  • ebramkamp
    Jun 25, 2019

    These are absolutely delicious. Very quick and easy to prepare. I patted the fillets dry before I added the seasoning and let it rest for a couple of minutes. I had no problem with the seasoning falling off. I used coconut oil instead of butter but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. My husband gobbled them up.

  • mythyagain
    Mar 11, 2018

    Yum! Very quick and easy to prepare. Tasty meal.

  • veggiemama
    Apr 21, 2015

    Very, very good!

  • lmmanda
    Jul 11, 2014

    Pretty good, the seasoning came off when I was cooking the fish so it didn't have a "southwest" flavor. I added some lime juice to the fish. I also substituted broccoli slaw for cole slaw since we don't like cabbage.

  • StoneyLake
    Jan 8, 2014

    Easy to make and very tasty

  • s78owens
    Aug 7, 2013

    Loved it! Super easy, I used Mahi Mahi and topped with avocado. Also, shredded a small head of cabbage for the slaw.

  • rubydoo008
    Jan 25, 2013

    I would omit the cilantro. I used coleslaw dressing and then Tartar sauce.

  • dkelly23
    Jan 15, 2013

    Very easy and tasty. I also left out the butter and put fresh avocados on top. Will definitely make again but will use flour tortillas instead. I used corn but thought it took too much away from the flavor.