Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw Recipe

Serves/Makes: 8 - 10 small tacos


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds cod fillets (preferably cod loin*)
  • 1-2 cups olive oil
  • 2 eggs (it looks like 3 in the photo but it’s because I got a double yoked egg!)
  • 1 cup (3/4 of a 12 oz bottle) summer beer (I used Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8-10 small tortilla shells
  •     For Jalapeno Lemon Red Slaw:
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced (remove seeds for less spice)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
How to cook Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw:
  • Make the slaw first so it has time to chill. Mix all of the slaw ingredients in a large bowl and stir until completely mixed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • You can also make this the night before, but just expect your mix to look a little pink from the red cabbage.
  • Next, heat olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and beer until frothy. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
  • Add flour and stir until well mixed. If batter is too thick, pour a little bit more beer in.
  • Add a few pieces of the cod to the batter and completely coat.
  • Use tongs to pick up pieces one at a time and carefully place in the preheated skillet.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a light golden brown.
  • Use tongs to retrieve pieces and place them on a paper towel lined sheet.
  • When ready to assemble, add 1-2 pieces of the fish to a tortilla, top with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw, and serve.
  • Tips: Wash those tacos down with a simple Fresh Homemade Margaritas (see the recipe below)!

Fresh Homemade Margaritas Recipe

Fresh Homemade Margaritas Ingredients:

Serves: 1 glass

  • 1 1/2 ounces of GOOD tequila (the better the tequila, the better your margarita will taste)
  • 1 ounce triple sec or Gran Marnier liquor
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice (you can add more if you need to "water" it down)
  • Ice
  • Coarse salt or sugar for the glass rim (optional)
  • 1 lime wedge to serve (optional)
How to cook Fresh Homemade Margaritas:
  • In a small shaker, mix tequila and triple sec/Gran Marnier with lime juice to make margarita.
  • Rub lime around rim of glass and coat with salt or sugar (optional).
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Pour margarita over ice and enjoy!
Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw recipe
Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw recipe
Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw recipe
Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw recipe
Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw recipe
Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw recipe


The Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw recipe very simple to cook and very tasty too!


*The 'cod loin' are simply cuts taken from the middle part of a filleted cod side. This is considered to be the best part of the cod.

This recipe for Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw serves/makes: 8 - 10 small tacos

The Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lemon Slaw recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Cod (more Cod recipes)
Preparation Method: Sandwich (more Sandwich recipes)

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