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$15 Fish Tacos

June 10, 2016

I love fish. I admit I try not to eat Tilapia too much these days because of the stories but I still eat it from time to time! Fish tacos are something that you can cook on a busy weeknight and it feeds a family of 4!

Buying the Fish

I buy my fish only when it’s on sale. Publix had them on sale for $5.99 a lb (that will get you at least 3-4 pieces of fish) that is the only time I buy fish. If I don’t buy from Publix I get my fish from the Dekalbs Farmers Market in Decatur, GA. You can use any fish you like I choose to do Tilapia for this but I sometimes switch and do flounder (my favorite) I stay away from the frozen fish but if you love them you can use those too.


  • 4 Hard Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Cup of Red Cabbage – thinly sliced
  • 2 Limes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Whatever fish you love
  • 2 Avacados
  • ½ Cup of Mexican Cheese
  • Hand of Cilantro – Diced well
  • 2 Tomatoes – Roma – seeded and diced well
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Chili Powder
  • Olive Oil

Here is what I didn’t have to buy either because I had it or didn’t buy it and did my own thing.

Olive oil, chilli powder, cumin, mexican cheese (I used what ever cheese I had), salt and pepper, Roma Tomatoes (I had can tomatoes so I used those) I didn’t use Cilantro at all. 

The total amount of money I spent in the store came to $8.00 the Tortillas were on sale, Limes and Avocado didn’t cost that much and the red cabbage was the most expensive.

8.00 + 5.99 = Round off to about 14.00 with tax.

While your fish is cooking shred your cabbage or put it in a food processor. (You can buy the ones already done in the bag but I like making my own coleslaw add some mayonnaise, salt, pepper and sugar to it and you are good to go)

cole slaw for fish taco

  • In a bowl combine the following: avocados, Juice from ¼ of a lime, pinch of salt and pepper
  • In a bowl combine red cabbage, juice from ½ lime, salt and pepper ( about ½ tsp of each) and tomatoes – mix well and set aside
  • In a small bowl mix chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper ( about ½ tsp of salt and pepper) sprinkle over fish
  • Heat a little oil in a skillet – add fish and cook for a few minutes
  • While the fish is cooking spread the avocado mixture in the taco shell – add cooked fish add cabbage mixture – top with cilantro and cheese

fish tacos

  • Reply
    Bren Pace
    June 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve never had fish taco’s but I’m impressed by your recipe! Rock on gf! Sharing it!

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    June 13, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t eat seafood, so I don’t have a good frame of reference when it comes to the cost of fish, but from someone who coupons I totally understand the cost feed a family of four freaking rocks. I would make this dish, but would have to use chicken instead.

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    Censie Sawyer
    June 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Yummy!! This looks so good and fresh. I need to add this recipe for our Taco Tuesday. Delicious!

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    June 14, 2016 at 12:44 am

    These fish tacos looks and sound really good. I know a few people that really love them. I’m not much of a cook, but my parents are. I bet they would love these.

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    Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking
    June 14, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Fish Tacos are one of my favorite things to order off the menu when we go out to eat. They’re so much different than your traditional taco, and they’re oh so good! I love being able to make my restaurant favorites at home!

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    Heather Wilson
    June 14, 2016 at 6:25 am

    This fish tacos is a great afternoon snack or a light meal! Don’t you just love it with you buy something on sale? Kudos for spotting this! What I love about tacos is they are so good yet so easy to make. Yum!

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    Aileen Adalid
    June 14, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Oooh I haven’t tried fish tacos yet so this is quite intriguing for me! It’s definitely worth a shot though! I’ll be giving this a try 😀

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    Bites for Foodies
    June 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Ok, I am now officially craving fish tacos!!! I used to make them at least once a week, but it’s actually been a while now! I love the addition of the fresh cabbage!

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    Michelle Cantu
    June 14, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    It is so crazy that I have never made fish tacos, but I love them. I order them just about every time I see them on a menu. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    June 14, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    My husband would love this because whenever he sees fish tacos, he usually wants to order them. For $15.00, this is really an inexpensive meal to make. Thanks for sharing!

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    Farrah Less
    June 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I like experimenting when it comes to taco. It doesn’t have to be always traditional like the topping either beef or chicken. I think fish is a healthy alternative if your cutting your carbs. I can’t wait to share your recipe to my family this weekend.

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    June 16, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I’ve never had a fish taco. I don’t know why. I do know that needs to change. These look and sound amazing!

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