Quick Fish Tacos


This simple yet scrumptious recipe has a nice kick and is a house favorite. Delicious!

close up view of a Fish Taco served with corn
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved lengthwise

  • 2 ½ cups shredded red cabbage

  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into strips

  • 8 (6 inch) flour tortillas

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Mix sour cream and lime juice together in a large bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Reserve about half the mixture in another bowl for serving. Mince half the jalapeno pepper; save other half for later. Toss cabbage, green onions, and minced jalapeno half in remaining sour cream mixture until slaw is well mixed.

  2. Heat olive oil and remaining jalapeno half in a large skillet over medium heat; swirl oil to coat skillet evenly. Season tilapia fillets with salt and pepper. Pan-fry fish strips in the skillet in 2 batches until fish is golden brown and easily flaked with a fork, 5 to 6 minutes. Discard jalapeno half.

  3. Heat tortillas in the microwave on high until warm, 20 to 30 seconds.

  4. Serve fish in warmed tortillas topped with cabbage slaw, reserved sour cream mixture, and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
15g Fat
39g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 481mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 35mg 174%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 775mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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