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Crispy Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Coleslaw

This crispy fish taco with chili lime coleslaw recipe is a tangy and spicy treat. Our chili seasoning when paired with beer-battered cod strips and a sweet and savory coleslaw creates a flavorful taco experience for your taste buds. This will become a fun new taco recipe you can enjoy any time of the year. 

crispy fish tacos with chili lime coleslaw on plate

Tacos are great lunch or dinner meals that are super fun because they can be customizable and easy to make. There are a variety of different taco recipes out there from classic ground beef tacos to veggie tacos and many more. Tacos are also fun because they can be healthy and fun to create. There are many different toppings you can add to your tacos from lettuce to guacamole and more. Even the pickiest eaters in your household can make their own fun taco creations. Just set up a taco bar night and let everyone choose how they want to make their tacos. 

Our crispy fish taco with chili lime coleslaw recipe seasoning with our chili seasoning is a fun new way to enjoy fish tacos. Chili beer battered cod strips are added to a tortilla with our tangy and refreshing chili lime coleslaw to create a flavorful fish taco. This is an easy, refreshing, and customizable recipe. You can add extra toppings or just serve it as is. Spice up your next taco night with this tasty fish taco recipe. 

Preparing the Chili Lime Coleslaw 

ingredients for chili lime coleslaw coleslaw mix, cilantro, red bell pepper, red onion, orange, lime, honey, apple cider viengar, chugwater chili seasoning

In a medium bowl combine ¼ red onion that has been thinly sliced, ½ diced jalapeno, 2 cups coleslaw mix (carrots, shredded green and red cabbage), ¼ red bell pepper that has been thinly sliced, and ¼ cup chopped cilantro.  Stir until mixed. Set aside while you make the dressing. 

coleslaw mix, sliced red bell pepper, sliced red onion, sliced jalapeno, and chopped cilantro in bowl

coleslaw vegetables mixed in bowl ready for dressing

In a small bowl whisk together 2 ½ tablespoons lime juice, 2 ½ tablespoons orange juice, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 1 ½ tablespoon Chugwater Chili Seasoning (if you want it spicier use out Hot Chili Seasoning), 1 tablespoon honey, and salt and pepper to taste.  

chili lime dressing in bowl

Pour the chili lime dressing over the coleslaw vegetables and toss until well coated. Set aside while you prepare the beer-battered cod strips. 

chili lime dressing poured on coleslaw vegetables

mixed chili lime coleslaw

Preparing the Chili Beer Battered Cod 

ingredients for chili beer battered cod, cod, beer, flour, chugwater chili seasoning, baking soda

In a medium bowl stir together 1 cup flour, 1 cup beer (A lighter beer is recommended I used a Corona for this recipe. Avoid the darker beers.), ½ teaspoon baking powder, and 1 ½  tablespoons Chugwater Chili Seasoning (if you want it spicier us our Hot Chili Seasoning). Whisk until smooth. 

flour, chugwater chili seasoning, baking soda, beer in bowl
chili beer batter mixed together

Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet until it reaches 350 degrees. You will want the oil to cover around an inch high in the pan. So that all sides of the fish can cook. 

Take a pound of cod and cut it into bite-sized strips. You can also do diced chunks depending on how you want your tacos to look. 

cut up cod ready to be coated in beer batter

Coat each strip or chunk of cod in the chili beer batter and add to the heated oil. Cook until they are golden brown. 

cod battered in chili beer batter

Pull the cooked fish pieces from the oil and set them on paper towels or a wire backing rack to let the oil drain from the fish. 

Note: If you do not have cod you can use another white fish for this recipe. Catfish and even shrimp are easy to add and create these tasty tacos. 

cooked/fried chili beer battered cod on paper towel to drain

Assembling and Serving the Crispy Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Coleslaw 

You can use corn or flour tortillas for this recipe. Heat the tortilla then add the chili beer battered cod strips and coleslaw to the tortilla shell. 

crispy beer battered fish on flour tortilla shell with chili lime coleslaw on top

You can add other fun toppings to these tacos if you wish. Here are some toppings that go great with this recipe. 

Here are some fun side dishes to try with your fish tacos. 

This is a fun and easy-to-make fish taco recipe that is packed with flavor. It will become a new favorite to add to your taco nights. You can create a make-your-own fish taco bar and have different toppings sitting around for people to customize their own taco creations. There are so many possibilities. 

Now that you have learned a fun new Chugwater Chili taco recipe, here are a few other recipes to try!!! 


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