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Best Cod Fish Tacos with Homemade Salsa
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Best Cod Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Cod Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa is an amazing midweek dinner recipe that can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. Crispy fried cod and light, easy mango salsa.

Best Cod Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
Aren't you happy Taco Tuesdays are a thing? Do we make them every Tuesday? No, do you? Is taco Tuesday a good reminder that we need more tacos in our lives? Absolutely. Ever since I can remember I loveeeeed tacos. On one hand, they are this simple clean-out-the-fridge kind of meal, but on the other hand, a really good taco deserves a lot of credit. Lately, we have been playing around with fish tacos and Cod was our fish of choice. It's inexpensive, healthy and cooked incredibly fast. Plus, the seasoning doesn't overpower it, nor does it leave it bland and boring. For extra flavoring, we made a simple frying batter, coated the fish in it, then fried it for about 2 - 3 minutes. Now all that's left to do is to make delicious, homemade mango salsa and toast some corn (or wheat) tortillas in a pan. Quick and Easy midweek dinner, perfect for any day of the year.


How to make cod fish tacos

These Cod Fish Tacos are the perfect midweek lunch/dinner meal. They are made in less than 20 minutes and they are full of veggies, fruit (yum, that mango!) and fish. 

So how do you make fish tacos with cod? It's so simple:

  1. In a bowl, stir to combine all the spices.
  2. Coat the sliced codfish in a spice mixture
  3. In a large bowl, stir to combine all the vegetables, mango and spices for the homemade salsa
  4. Whisk together a simple frying batter for the cod
  5. Fry the coated cod for about 2 - 3 minutes
  6. Wrap everything in a warm corn tortilla and serve
  7. Enjoy every bite, you deserve it

Preparing fresh cod for tapenade


Fresh Cod Tapenade


Mango salsa ingredients


How long do you cook cod for fish tacos

Cod is such a great fish for easy fish tacos. It's inexpensive, full of healthy fats and it's quickly cooked (or in our case fried). The seasoning is what makes it even better and tastier.

Fry the cod for approximately 2 - 3 minutes in vegetable oil (175 °C / 350 °F) or until golden and crispy.

Cod Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa


Yogurt Sauce for Fish Tacos


What to serve with fish tacos

We love to serve fried codfish tacos with homemade mango salsa. It's made of many delicious ingredients, such as tomatoes, spring onion, sweet corn, spicy chili, lime, cilantro, and of course, fresh mango. We love to toast the corn (or wheat) tortillas before serving them and then just before serving the codfish tacos, we like to drizzle them with some plain yogurt or yogurt sauce (combine 3 tbsp of greek yogurt with some salt, pepper, chopped herbs, and tabasco sauce) and sprinkle with fresh cilantro/coriander or parsley. If you would like to try something else, you can try this Gremolata sauce or this Chimichurri sauce as well.

Best Cod Fish Tacos with Homemade Salsa


Best Cod Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa


Try these delicious wraps as well


Lets get cooking!

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  • spice mixture

    In a bowl stir to combine salt, pepper, ground garlic, ground cumin, smoked paprika, sweet paprika, ground coriander seeds, and all-purpose flour. Generously coat cod cut on stripes in the spice mixture and set aside.

  • Mango Salsa

    In a bowl stir to combine diced mango, diced tomatoes, diced spring onion (or scallion), diced red onion, sweet corn, chopped chili, and chopped garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add apple cider vinegar and chopped coriander/cilantro or parsley. Stir to combine and keep chilled in the fridge until needed.

  • Frying Batter

    In a bowl whisk together an egg and ice cold water. Gradually (in three additions) add the all-purpose flour while whisking constantly. Add the second addition only after the previous one has been completely incorporated. Dip the cod slices into the egg mixture, then transfer to a plate.

  • fry the fish

    Pour the vegetable oil into a pot. Place over medium-high heat and heat the oil to 175 °C / 350 °F. Gently add the fish and fry for about 2 - 3 minutes or until golden and crispy. Transfer to a plate covered with kitchen towels.

  • Serve

    Heat tortillas on a skillet to warm. Divide the mango salsa between four tortillas, add the fried codfish and generously drizzle with some yogurt dressing (combine 3 tbsp of greek yogurt with some salt, pepper, chopped herbs, and tabasco sauce). Optionally sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley or coriander/cilantro. Serve as soon as possible.


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