I am a sucker for fish tacos.
But I’m not really down with beer-battered anything. Or this week’s “white fish.” Or chipotle-flavored, vegetable oil-based sauces.
And so I build my own.
This recipe is the result of that effort, and it’s Whole Life Challenge-compliant on any level that allows corn tortillas. If that’s not cool with your current plan, you can always make the fish as directed, slather it with salsa, avocado, and cabbage, and enjoy. You could also steal the cauliflower tortillas from this recipe. Consider it a 90% taco solution for the tortilla-free.
Fish Tacos for People Who Love Fish Tacos
I am a sucker for fish tacos. But I’m not really down with beer-battered anything. Or this week’s “white fish.” Or chipotle-flavored, vegetable oil-based sauces.
- 1 pound of Icelandic wild-caught cod
- 2 avocados ripe
- 3 tablespoons of grass-fed butter
- 1 cup of red cabbage shredded
- Your favorite compliant salsa
- 6 gluten-free corn tortillas we like Mission Extra Thin
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Slice the cod into one-inch strips.
- Shred the cabbage to your liking.
- Cut avocados in half, remove pit and skin, and cut into bite-size chunks.
Get out two skillets and put both on medium-high heat.
Add butter to the “fish” skillet, coconut oil to the “tortilla” skillet.
- Immediately start frying up tortillas. You’ll need to get six of them done, so you’ll be doing this as the fish cooks. I recommend about 40 seconds per side once the skillet is up to temperature. Once done, set aside.
- Add the cod to the “fish” skillet. Cook until flaky, allowing some browning to occur on all sides. If all goes well, you’ll be fully cooked up by the time you finish making tortillas. If the fish is done a bit prior, just turn off the heat and leave the cod in the skillet.
- Put two tortillas on each plate.
- Add avocado, cabbage, and salsa.
- Add fish to each tortilla.
- Cover liberally in salsa and serve.
I’ve been known to hit these tacos with a dose of sriracha. It contains sugar and is totally not WLC-compliant. But let’s face it — some points are worth losing.