Pan-fried Fish Tacos

Simple and Easy Pan-Fried Fish Taco Recipe

Makes about 5-6 Tacos


Corn Tortillas (I get the ones from Trader Joe’s)
1/2 lb of fresh Tilapia Filets
3/4 cup flour
tsp of salt (to taste)
tsp of crushed black pepper (to taste)
vegetable oil for frying
1 bag of cole slaw (available near other bagged salads)
2 limes

Mango Salsa:

  • 1 Ripe Mango, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup sweet bell peppers, diced
  • 1 Tbsp of cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (can take out seeds if you don’t want it to be too spicy)
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • 1/2 of a lemon

Put all ingredients (except lime and lemon) in a bowl and mix with spoon. Squeeze in the juice from the lime and lemon. Mix well one more time and it’s ready as salsa topping.

Spicy Mayo:

  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 2 Tsp mayo
  • 1-2 tsp of Sriracha (depending on how spicy you want it)

Mix the sour cream, mayo and Sriracha together in a bowl till it’s even. We like ours nice and spicy and will add more Sriracha individually. It’s really just your preference.


Start by mixing the flour, salt and pepper together in a bowl. You don’t need a big bowl, just something large enough to coat the fish in. Lightly coat the fish with the flour, salt and pepper mixture. The goal here is to provide a light flavor and some extra crunch to the fish beyond just the oil. This isn’t a beer batter in case you were wondering. (Beer batter is quite easy though) Once you’ve coated your fish in the mixture.

Coat your frying pan with a generous amount of vegetable oil. Once it reaches a medium to hot temperature, go ahead and drop in your fish and fry each side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden. Set these aside on a paper towel to reduce the oil.

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Now you’re ready to get the tacos built!

  1. Take a corn tortilla, heat it up on a pan.
  2. Add in the fish as your base.
  3. Coat one side of your tortilla with the spicy mayo sauce
  4. Now add in a generous amount of Cole Slaw
  5. Lastly add some mango salsa
  6. Seal the deal with some fresh lime!
  7. ENJOY and be HAPPY! =D 

Take a bite!! Enjoy it! Making these fish tacos is just as fun as eating them! They’re great for a light summer dinner party!






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