Cod Fish Tacos
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Cod Fish Tacos with Southwest Sauce

Restaurant style cod fish tacos drizzled in southwest sauce are mouth watering delicious! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cod, Cod Fish Tacos, Fish, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Seafood, Summer, Tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Danielle | Delightful Mom Food


  • 1 1/2 pounds cod fish
  • pink Himalayan salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 limes juice of
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves freshly chopped
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green cabbage shredded
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped for garnish
  • 6 tortillas small corn or gluten-free

Southwest Dipping Sauce


Southwest Dipping Sauce

  • Combine in a small bowl ½ cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of lime juice, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ½ teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon cumin, ¼ teaspoon garlic salt, ¼ teaspoon dry oregano. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for up to an hour before serving.

Cod Fish Tacos

  • In an 8 x 8 inch baking pan add 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil to the bottom. Spread fish on top and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and a dash of black pepper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat a large skillet over high heat and add 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Sear the fish for 15 seconds on one side, turning once and repeating 15 seconds on the other side. Remove from heat and place back in baking dish.
  • Meanwhile while fish sets for a minute, turn the burner to medium low and add to your heated skillet; juice of 1 lime, red onion slices, 1 teaspoon of salt, a dash of black pepper and a handful of freshly chopped cilantro leaves (about ¼ cup). Sautee about 1 minute until onion becomes slightly translucent. Drizzle the onion mixture over the fish. Cover and bake for 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use, for up to 8 hours.
  • Serve: Layer each slightly heated tortilla with cabbage followed by fish. Drizzle with Southwest sauce and garnish with diced red peppers, cilantro and a lime wedge! Enjoy!


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1.8mg