Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw

Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw by Alison's AllspiceAs a pescatarian, I eat lots and lots of vegetarian meals, with a few fish or seafood meals thrown in for good measure.  I am weird and LOVE eating fish.  At home, we eat it about once a week.  This being said, can you believe that I haven’t posted a fish recipe since I posted Smoked Trout Fish Cakes in October???  Crazy, I know.  Well I’ve got a few more coming your way.  I have been working on fish tacos recently, and this chipotle baked fish tacos with pico slaw is definitely a fun ad healthy way to enjoy some fish!

Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw by Alison's AllspiceChipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw by Alison's AllspiceChipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw by Alison's AllspiceChipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw by Alison's AllspiceFor whatever reason, fish tacos is the most common way that I eat fish.  I used to give fish a simple pan fry and serve with a side, but if you read my Asian baked egg rolls post, you’ll see I’m not a huge a fan of sides as a busy cook.  When I load up a taco, I get my veggies, carbs, and protein all in one delivery service.  Dinner’s done.  Your welcome 🙂

Variations to the Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw recipe:

  1.  I like spicy foods, and found a single chipotle to be lacking in heat (not flavor) for this dish.  If you want the tacos to be really spicy, try adding ground cayenne pepper to the chipotle rub to bring up the heat.
  2. Use whatever type of fish you like the most.  I use trout fillets, but tilapia, cod, or catfish would be more traditional.
  3. To make your own pico de gallo, combine 2 parts tomato with 1 part onion, 1 part cilantro, 1 part jalapeno, and 1/2 part lime juice.  Season with salt to taste.
  4.  If you need to extend the meal a bit, serve with baked tortillas chips and easy guacamole.

5.0 from 4 reviews
Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw
 
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Fish tacos are my favorite way to enjoy fish, and these chipotle baked fish tacos are no exception! They are healthy and quick, as well as delicious!
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4 tacos, or 2 large servings
Ingredients
  • 1 minced chipotle pepper from a can with adobo
  • 2 tsp cornmeal
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 12 oz's fish fillets (Use fish of choice)
  • 4 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
  • ¼ cup mayo
Pico Red Cabbage Slaw
  • 2 cups sliced red cabbage
  • ½ cup prepared pico de gallo
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine chipotle pepper and cornmeal until it makes a paste. Cut fish fillets into strips. Spread the paste evenly over one side of the the fish strips.
  3. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until opaque and flake easily with a fork (exact time will depend on the fish).
  4. Heat tortillas according to package directions.
  5. Spread 1 TBS mayo over each tortilla. Top with baked fish fillets.
  6. Combine red cabbage, pico, lime juice and cumin. Mix until combined.
  7. Top fish tacos evenly with pico slaw. Serve immediately.
Notes
Nutrition information is approximate based on the products and brands I used.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 325 Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 27g Sodium: 584mg Fiber: 4.5g Protein: 22g

I shared this recipe at Full Plate Thursday, the Weekend Potluck, Sugar and Spice Link up, Fiesta Fridays, and Melt in your mouth Mondays.

Fish tacos are my favorite way to enjoy fish, and these chipotle baked fish tacos are no exception! They are healthy and quick, as well as delicious!

 

16 responses to “Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw

  1. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  2. my husband always orders fish tacos whenever they are on the menu. He would probably like this recipe alot. As a vegetarian, I would love the Pico Slaw.
    Congratulations on being featured on Full Plate Thursday! Great recipe

    • Thank you Judee! I have made this recipe with cauliflower in place of the fish as well if you’re looking for a vegetarian sub.

  3. I love everything in this taco! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

  4. I love tacos but I haven’t tried them with fish! This one looks absolutely mouthwatering! I think it is time to try them out!

  5. There is nothing I don’t like about this recipe – the ingredients, the fact it comes with a slaw, and that it’s served in a taco. Thank you for sharing with Fiesta Friday:)

  6. Another one of your recipes I can’t wait to try! Love fish here as well and try to eat it at least once a week. Definitely want to give this a try in my air fryer!

  7. Looks tasty and easy for a weeknight meal. Of course I love chipotle at http://www.MyBajaKitchen.com
    Thanks for the idea,
    Tracey

  8. I love fish tacos when the fish is loaded with flavor and spice so I am pretty stoked about your chipotle paste. And lime juice and cumin in the slaw? Few people I know like cumin in salads or slaw – you have the right idea:)!!! Pinned!

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