Recipe details

Spicy fish tascos

Denise says:

With the trend of South American food taking off, why not make your own fish tacos at home? All ingredients can be purchased kosher, so for a cod fish meal with a difference, put these fish tacos on the menu. The whole family will love the experience!
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes plus 20 minutes marinating
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 4 people


  • 4 cod loins – approx 150g each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 jalapeno, green chili - coarsely chopped
  • 50g fresh coriander- chopped
  • 8 small corn tortillas
Pureed Tomato Salsa
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chilli, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt and pepper
Garnish: Hot chilli sauce, Sour cream, chopped spring onion, chopped coriander leaves, chopped avocado


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F / Gas mark 4.
  2. Place fish in a medium size dish.
  3. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, chili powder, jalapeno, and coriander and pour over the fish and marinade for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Cook the fish, covered in the marinade for 20 minutes or until fish is white and firm.
  5.  Once cooked, discard the marinade.
  6. Leave to rest for 5 minutes and then flake the fish with a fork.
Divide the fish among the tortillas and serve with the tomato salsa and your choice of garnishes as listed above. Pureed Tomato Salsa:
  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan, add onions and garlic and cook until soft.
  2. Add tomatoes, jalapeno chili and cook until tomatoes are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Puree the mixture with a stick blender until smooth and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add the hot sauce, oregano, coriander and lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.