Crunchy Fish Tacos with Mango Sauce

The weather has turned and after what feels like a desperately short summer, I've been in slight denial  and have been cooking summery meals. It's been such a very mild week which helps of course, and after weeks of wet weather, I'm quite keen to pretend that we're enjoying an Indian summer. In fact, today, I even managed to dry some washing on the washing line, which has helped to lift my mood no end. Small pleasures!

Over the winter I love to spend hours in the kitchen, the warmest room in my house, but over the summer I prefer quick meals that generally require very little prep. For entertaining, I prefer casual meals, ones which we could happily eat outside, should the sun make an appearance.

You'll love these fish tacos which are always a crowdpleaser. Serve them with some icy mojitos or margaritas and you'll be well on the way to having a party! 

Crunchy Fish Tacos with Mango Sauce


3 fillets of firm white fish (cod works well), cut into chunks
50g flour
1 tbsp of cajun spice
25ml vegetable oil
1 red pepper, grilled and sliced into strips (you could use one from an antipasti jar)
6 tbsp picked red cabbage sliced
1 head of romaine lettuce, sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado sliced
handful of coriander leaves
8 taco shells (I used a mixture of Old El Paso soft standing ones (pictured) and crispy corn ones)

For the mango sauce:
1 mango, cut into chunks
juice of one lime
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 pinch of salt
1/4 tsp crushed chilli flakes


1. For the mango sauce: Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until it forms a puree. Strain to remove fibres, if desired.

2. Mix the flour and cajun spice together in a wide shallow bowl and toss in the fish until coated evenly.

3. Heat the oil in a griddle pan on the hob and then griddle the fish until cooked on both sides (1-2 minutes).

4. To assemble the tacos: Fill each of the tacos with a bit of red pepper, red cabbage, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado slices and coriander leaves.

5. Drizzle with mango sauce and eat immediately.



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