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Panko-Crusted Fish Tacos
with red cabbage slaw

Active: 20 minTotal: 30 min

These crunchy fish tacos are a family favorite. You'll be amazed by quickly they are to make, and kids will think these are better than fish sticks! Enjoy with a healthy, tangy slaw. For a video demo of this cooking technique, click here.


Panko-Crusted Fish Tacos:
  • Tilapia - 1.5 lbs, sliced
  • Egg - 1, whisked
  • Paprika - 1 tsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1 cup ((find in the ethnic aisle))
  • Cumin - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cooking spray
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Limes - 1, sliced
  • Tortillas - 8
  • Creme fraiche / sour cream - 1/4 cup
Red Cabbage Slaw:
  • Red cabbage - 1/2 head, sliced thinly
  • Carrots - 1, grated
  • White / red wine vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 4 Tbsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Fish - Rinse and dry with paper towels. Slice into ½” (1.25 cm) thick pieces
  2. Cabbage / Carrots – Prep as directed
  3. Slaw – Whisk together vinegar, cumin, honey, some salt, and oil. Toss with cabbage and carrots. Cover and refrigerate to let the flavors marinate


  1. Preheat oven to 400F (204C) degrees
  2. Whisk egg with 1 tsp. (5 ml) paprika and a pinch of kosher salt. Pour over fish and toss thoroughly
  3. Combine panko, 1 tbs. (15 ml) paprika, 1/2 tbs. (7 ml) cumin, 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) kosher salt in a Ziploc bag that can hold the fish. Place fish in the bag and shake around until the panko is distributed.
  4. Spray a sheet pan with some cooking oil. Spread fish out onto sheet pan in 1 even layer, and then spray with some more cooking oil. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until panko is golden brown. Slice avocado and lime into segments while fish bakes
  5. Warm tortillas according to package instructions. Fill warmed tortillas with your fish, cabbage slaw, avocados, and cream. Enjoy with a fresh squeeze of lime juice

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This meal has 148 reviews

Fish needs more kick, but simple great dinner option.

By: Rhoda
Posted: Jan 24, 2018
Diet: Original

Will make this again, a kid favorite!

By: Jennifer
Posted: Sep 11, 2016
Diet: Original

The original recipe is a little bland. I added some black beans and salsa to spice things up. Overall not a bad dish.

By: AnneMarie
Posted: Sep 30, 2015
Diet: Original

The slaw and fish need extra salt, but it was good. Husband and middle child loved it. I really enjoyed it, but it needs some more stronger flavors next time.

By: Karissa
Posted: May 27, 2015
Diet: Original

A little bland. The picture has jalapenos, which the recipe didn't. Probably would of been better with them.

By: Jon
Posted: Nov 26, 2014
Diet: Original

This is a staple in our home. We have it over and over again and everyone loves it!

By: Priscilla
Posted: Nov 06, 2014
Diet: Original