i love this coleslaw because it is fresh, spicy and is not loaded with mayo. For the fish tacos, i bought the Louisiana fish fry (which is really tasty) and for the fish I used catfish. If you really want to have kind of a more authentic flavor from Baja California, Mexico, use corn tortillas. Besides being lower in calories, they are the real deal in the tacos (never heard of fish tacos with flour tortillas in Mexico). Also, make a guacamole and a simple salsa to go with the tacos. For the salsa, simply chop some onions and put it to marinated for around 15 minutes with lemon and salt. Then add some fresh chopped tomatoes, some cilantro and some chopped jalapenio or serrano (depending on how hot you want it). The whole combo of coleslaw, salsa, guacamole and fish is heaven. Trust me!!
I made the slaw only, I followed the recipe except for the jalapeno. I did not have one so I added ground red pepper to taste. This is a wonderful slaw. My kids were sneaking into the kitchen getting spoonfuls as I was cooking dinner!
We thought this was an ok recipe. I love all the ingredients separately, so I thought I'd love the tacos too. I might try it again with a different kind of fish.
I made just the coleslaw and was definitely missing the fish taco. I could just imagine having this with a blackened fish taco. That being said, I thought the coleslaw was really good. My husband thought it would make a good side dish, but needed a main dish to go with it. Will definitely be making this again with some blackened fish.
I've only made the coleslaw and we loved it! My 3 y.o. daughter pointed at it and said : "you have to make more of this" and she seldom says this. I added some carrots too.
I LOVE this recipe! It's very easy to make, especially for a busy person. The coleslaw mixture is even better the second day! The only addition I made to it was to top it off with Chuy's Jalapeno Dip, Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip. It reminds me of the tacos they serve at a restaurant named "Hula Hut" YUMMY!
I can't believe I haven't rated this already! We love this recipe and use it all of the time. It is also very good with frozen popcorn shrimp instead of the fish. This is the best fish taco recipe there is. Don't be afraid to use the jalapeno because they aren't too hot in this recipe. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!!
The slaw is absolutely outstanding - the blend of flavours is superb. I used two small green chillies without the seeds and white cabbage, and I used two green onions instead of 1. Mmmmm. We loved these. I think I will use this slaw recipe to go with lots of things. Thanks for sharing.
These ARE the BEST! Easy, quick, and my whole family (5) wanted more. I'm going to double or triple the colesalw amount next time (next week). Perfect as is. It was too easy. I had to make it a little more complicated and added a heaping tablespoon of sour cream. (could probably have dollped this on the fish fillet). Used fresh shark fillet, 1 inch thick, grilled in a pan, with S & P and a bit of EVOO and butter. My family didn't even ask what type of fish it was. I could hear humming as they ate. I scraped the reminents from the bowl, so I could have seconds. Thank you for a fantastic recipe.
Teddy's Daddy says "these are great!" I agree, especially since I don't feel well today and they were so easy to make. I put diced tomatoes and salsa on top.