If you’ve been reading my little blog for awhile, you might remember that last summer I was very pregnant and obsessed with Mexican food. I’m talking enchiladas-three-times-a-day obsessed. Priority number one when we go to Colorado was finding the Mexican restaurant that would satisfy all our my needs. We found that place and visited at least once a week.

I gave up my habit once the baby was born and we didn’t go back until the week before my husband deployed. Since I was no longer pregnant, I decided not to eat my weight in deep fried beef tacos and instead ordered the fish tacos. This came out. It was some kind of minced fish swimming (get it?!) in a mayo-based sauce. It was awful! And I’ve been dreaming about perfect fish tacos since that day.

These tacos are everything I wanted in a fish taco. Light, fresh, and so tasty! It’s just pan-fried filapia with lime guacamole and a cabbage slaw made with coconut oil (!!), all wrapped in a fluffy flour tortilla. I cannot imagine a better fish taco!

The coconut oil in the slaw was so perfect. It really adds more of a scent than a taste but it gives the taco an even more tropical feel. If you don’t have coconut oil or just don’t want to use it, vegetable oil would work perfectly.

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Fish Tacos with Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw
adapted from Food & Wine
  • 2 avocados halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1 small jalapeño seeded minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice divided
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups about 1 bag of coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 2 pounds tilapia cut into 2-inch strips
  • 10 7- inch flour tortillas warmed
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • Lime wedges for serving
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mashed avocados with jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, and 3 tablespoons of the lime juice until it reaches desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together coleslaw mix, coconut oil, and remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray once hot. Lay strips of tilapia in the skillet. Cook only a couple minutes on each side, until browned and cooked through.
  4. To assemble tacos, spread a large spoonful of guacamole on each tortilla. Top with fish, tomatoes, and slaw. Serve with lime wedges.
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