Smoky Fish Tacos with Fennel Cabbage Slaw

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $4.63
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12ozFish Filets (Trout, Salmon or Cod, use your favorite)
1/2 tspSmoked Paprika
1/2 tspGround Coriander
1 tbspLemon Zest
8Soft Tacos or Bibb Lettuce Leaves
2 tbspLemon Juice
1 1/2 cupsCabbage, shredded
1 1/2 cupsFennel, schredded
1/2 cupRed Onion, sliced
1 1/2 tspDijon Mustard
1/2 cupCilantro or Dill, roughly chopped
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Rub the fish filet with a little olive oil, season well with spice rub and refrigerate for about 20 minutes if possible.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil and Dijon. Toss in the cabbage, fennel, onion and herbs, toss well. Season to taste
  4. Place fish on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
  5. Once fish is cooked through, flake with a fork and serve with coleslaw over your taco shell or lettuce wrap.


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