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Spicy Candied Jalapeño Fish Tacos

Spicy Candied Jalapeño Fish Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Ingredients:

For the Fish:

  • 1 pound (450g) white fish fillets (such as cod or tilapia)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Candied Jalapeño Slaw:

  • 1/2 cup candied jalapeños, diced

  • 2 cups coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Assembly:

  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas

  • Sliced avocado

  • Fresh cilantro leaves

  • Lime wedges

  • Additional candied jalapeños for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Candied Jalapeño Slaw:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the diced candied jalapeños, coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

  • Toss until well combined. Refrigerate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2. Cook the Fish:

  • In a shallow bowl, mix together the flour, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.

  • Cut the fish fillets into smaller, taco-sized pieces.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.

  • Dredge each piece of fish in the flour mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.

  • Fry the fish pieces in the hot oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

  • Remove the cooked fish from the pan and place them on paper towels to drain any excess oil.

3. Assemble the Fish Tacos:

  • Warm the tortillas according to the package instructions.

  • Place a generous spoonful of the candied jalapeño slaw on each tortilla.

  • Top with a piece of crispy fish.

  • Add slices of avocado and fresh cilantro leaves.

  • Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top for extra flavor.

  • Garnish with additional candied jalapeños if you like it extra spicy.

4. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve your Spicy Candied Jalapeño Fish Tacos immediately.

  • They pair perfectly with an extra side of candied jalapeños for those who want an extra kick of heat.

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