Fish Tacos With Curried Broccoli Slaw

Quick and easy fish tacos recipe, the perfect seafood recipe to serve one or two people. Perfectly seasoned fish bakes in minutes in either a toaster oven or a conventional oven and topped with a sweet curried broccoli slaw.

Two fish tacos topped with a broccoli slaw on a plate with a bowl of limes and a bowl of broccoli slaw in the background


If you’re looking for a meal that can be ready in under 30 minutes, this fish taco recipe is the one to go for. This easy seafood recipe features tender, flaky fish that cooks quickly and is topped with a flavorful easy to make broccoli slaw.

The fish can be cooked in either a toaster oven or conventional oven.

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Two fish tacos topped with a broccoli slaw on a plate surrounded by fresh lime slices

Best Fish To Use In Fish Tacos

I use a delicate textured fish such as tilapia in this taco recipe because I love its mild taste.

Just about any flaky white fish will work well in fish tacos, some suggestions include red snapper, catfish or trout. Although not traditional, salmon will also work with these Baja-style tacos.

Pro Tip: If you’re cooking for one or two, you might find this tip helpful…

I often purchase a bag of frozen tilapia (or other fish fillet) and keep it in my freezer. These bags of fish are often less expensive than single pieces of fresh fish and when you feel like cooking a seafood recipe, you have the fillets already on hand.

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What Is Broccoli Slaw?

Broccoli slaw is a salad similar to coleslaw. It usually comes in packages which can be found in the produce aisle of your local grocery.

Broccoli slaw consists of shredded broccoli, carrots and cabbage.

A closeup of a bowl of broccoli slaw

Ingredients In Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

  • olive oil
  • chili powder
  • curry powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • tilapia fillets 
  • broccoli slaw
  •  lime juice
  • white wine vinegar
  • curry powder
  • honey
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • tortillas
  • Optional garnishes – cilantro, cheese

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

How To Make Fish Tacos

Step 1

Stir the olive oil, spices, and salt in a small bowl until blended. Brush the spice mixture on both sides of each fish fillet.

Step 2

Place fish on a foil lined toaster oven or standard baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Note: The baking time in this recipe is based on using a thinner tilapia fillet. If you use a thicker piece of fish such as salmon or catfish, increase the cook time by 5 minutes and check for doneness.

How To Know If Fish Is Fully Cooked

You can tell if fish is fully cooked if it becomes opaque and flakes. Poke the tines of a fork into the thickest portion of the fish, gently twist the fork and pull apart some of the fish. If the fish is undercooked it will resist flaking and is also translucent.

Step 3

Pour the broccoli slaw into a large bowl and set aside.

Step 4

In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, vinegar, curry powder, honey, salt, and pepper.

Step 5

Pour over the broccoli salad and toss to coat.

Step 6

Warm the tortillas by either placing them in the microwave for 20 seconds or by heating a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tortilla at a time, flipping to warm both sides, about 5 minutes total.

How To Construct A Fish Taco

Break up some of the cooked fish, place it in a warm tortilla, and top it with the broccoli slaw.

Top with chopped cilantro and cheese, if desired.

Other Ways To Use Broccoli Slaw

You will likely have some of the bagged broccoli slaw left over from this recipe, consider…

  • Using it instead of lettuce greens in a salad.
  • Using it as a substitute for pasta; sauté with a little olive oil and garlic in a pan and top with Marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.
  • Adding it to your stir fry with a protein such as chicken, beef or shrimp

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Recipe

Fish Tacos | One Dish Kitchen

Fish Tacos With Sweet Broccoli Slaw | Small Batch

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: seafood
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 654kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 4 ounces each)
  • 1 1/2-2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Optional garnishes – cilantro, cheese

Instructions

  • Heat toaster oven or conventional oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  • Stir the olive oil, chili powder, curry powder, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl until blended. Brush the spice mixture on both sides of each fish fillet.
  • Place fish on a foil lined toaster oven or standard baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Pour the broccoli slaw into a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, white wine vinegar, curry powder, honey, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour over the broccoli salad and toss to coat.
  • Warm the tortillas by either placing them in the microwave for 20 seconds or by heating a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tortilla at a time, flipping to warm both sides, about 5 minutes total.
  • To construct a taco, break up some of the cooked fish, place it in a warm tortilla, and top it with the broccoli slaw.
  • Top with chopped cilantro and cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 74g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 975mg | Potassium: 1256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 44.1mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 4.4mg
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39 thoughts on “Fish Tacos With Curried Broccoli Slaw”

  1. Bonnie Bianchi

    I just made these tacos for my dinner tonight. So yummy! This recipe is definitely a keeper ~ Thanks!

  2. I love the broccoli slaw touch! 🙂 and the curried aspect, I bet this is fun to just serve during the summer alongside chicken or something too 🙂

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