If you know me, you know how much I love tacos.
I can eat them at any time, for any meal. As I have mentioned before, tacos are one of those foods that I grew up on that I never got sick of! If I am not making tacos at home, I am most likely bopping around Chicago on a mission to find the best. Don’t believe me? Check out my Taco Tour vlog and join my Taco Tuesday group! The obsession is real.
So, in honor of Cinco de Mayo and the kick off of my 14-week recipe video series, I decided to make my go-to fish taco recipe! Maybe it is the Wisconsin girl in me who grew up on Friday fish fries, but this style of fish taco is my absolute favorite. With crispy pan fried cod and a spicy corn slaw, topped with avocado and my new favorite hot sauce by Austin-based Yellowbird Foods (which Meghan and I discovered on our recent trip to ATX)– this is a recipe you definitely do not want to miss!
I picked up all the ingredients (besides the spices) at my local Whole Foods. Since I am an Amazon Prime member, I can get the high quality ingredients that I enjoy at a more affordable price; however, I do not shop exclusively at Whole Foods! I am a college student (for a couple days longer, at least) and have learned to live on a budget. That is where my favorite thing comes into play – grocery store rewards programs. It is free to sign up and helps you save so much $$$ in the long run. I typically check daily and weekly deals, use coupons when available, and I will try new foods/brands if they a) are on sale and b) have clean ingredients that I approve.
This recipe is one that falls under the healthy-ish category. It is made with real, clean, simple ingredients (the most important thing to me!) but has some comfort food qualities. The fish is pan fried with coconut oil and the spicy corn slaw is made with an infamous slaw ingredient… mayonnaise. If you are new to eating healthier and cooking with cleaner ingredients, this is a great recipe for you! If you know that you have food preferences, this recipe is so easy to modify. See the recipe notes below modifications I have made previously.