Wednesday 25 May 2022


I am not the biggest fan of Mexican food in general (not sure why, I guess the flavours can be a bit repetitive?!) BUT MY GOD THESE FISH TACOS WERE AMAZING!!!

First there is the zingy twist on a classic coleslaw, the shredded cabbage flavoured with pineapple juice and coriander, which is added on top of your tortilla to give the tacos a good crunch. 

The coleslaw gets topped with sliced avocado and then the star of the show: deep fried, beer battered, spicy chunks of cod, which are flaky yet crunchy and surprisingly easy to achieve perfectly executed at home. 

The finishing touch to the tacos is a punchy and moorish chipotle mayo, which I would recommend you mixing a lot of because I kept on topping my tacos up with more, and which is drizzled on top this wonderful concoction of Mexican flavours and textures.

I literally gobbled these up in 5 minutes and have been thinking about them ever absolute must-make even for those, like me, who aren't usually the biggest fans of Mexican dishes because these tacos definitely changed my mind for good!!


  • 1 package taco wraps (I used these from Waitrose)
  • 2 cod fillets, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 12 oz. / 1 can of beer (any light beer will work well)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups shredded red + white cabbage
  • ½ cup coriander
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. pineapple juice
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste (I used this one from Waitrose)
  • Sunflower oil for frying
  • Prepare the citrus slaw by combining sliced cabbage, coriander, pineapple juice, lime juice, and salt.
  • Prepare the chipotle mayo by combining mayo and chipotle paste
  • Prepare the batter by combining flour, panko bread crumbs, beer, and seasonings.
  • Cut fish into pieces and dip into batter.
  • Fry in hot oil until golden brown and crispy.
  • Cut avocado into thin slices.
  • Assemble tacos by combining fried fish, citrus slaw, sliced avocado and chipotle mayo on your taco wraps
  • Enjoy!

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