Smoky Fish Tacos with Jalapeño Slaw and Sriracha, Chipotle Mayo – aka the stuff dreams are made of. You know when you make something and it is requested ALL the time?! This is one of those meals. These tacos are loaded with Cajun flavours and are absolutely delicious.

Fish Tacos with Slaw and lime wedges



I know this post was supposed to be up on Saturday. However my day didn’t go to plan so I apologise guys! I have been playing catch up all morning. 

We did have a lovely day on Saturday because my sister came over unexpectedly. She graduated and I am so so proud of her. She did it whilst working full time, with kids, whilst running a separate business and helping with the family business too. That is quite an achievement. We had a meal  and a few giggles to celebrate. When your family live far away, every visit is special! 

Blackened Fish Tacos are an absolute favourite of mine. It really is one of my favourite flavour combinations. These are the perfect blend of spices that add a real punch of flavour. I make a big batch of cajun spice often and keep it in my spice cupboard because I use it a lot. Here is the recipe I use. It goes well with:

White Fish

Chicken Breasts

Chicken Thighs

Roast Chicken


I love coleslaw but believe me when I say I am so fussy about it. I really don’t like watery, tasteless mayo. I never ever buy ready made coleslaw. I just cannot handle the flavour for some reason. In this mayo, I use a yoghurt base and it works really well with the lime, jalapeño and coriander. I absolutely love jalapeños. I can literally eat a jar whilst sat watching the telly. The creamy and cooling yoghurt that goes alongside this and adds another layer of flavour, makes it a healthier version of a coleslaw laden with mayonnaise.

However I do add full fat mayonnaise (not much) as a sauce at the end. The low fat stuff is full of sugar and goodness knows what else.  I really hope you enjoy these tacos as much as we do. 

Smoky Fish Tacos with Jalapeño Slaw and Sriracha, Chipotle Mayo

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8


Smoky Fish Tacos

  • 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried Thyme
  • 2 tsp dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Firm White Fillets

Jalapeno Slaw

  • 125 g Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves chopped finely
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 Limes juiced
  • 3 tbsp Jalapeños in brine diced Reduce if this is too hot for you!
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 cup about 200g Red Cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup 50g Green Cabbage, finely shredded*
  • 2 carrots grated

Sriracha, Chipotle Mayo

  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or any other hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chipotle Paste or 1/4 tsp smoke paprika
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice

To Serve

  • 8 small Tortillas
  • 2 tbsp Jalapeños in brine sliced


Smoky Fish Tacos

  1. Combine all of the spices for the tacos on a large tray. Dredge both sides of each fish fillet in the spice mixture.
  2. In a large non stick pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Cook for 2 -3 minutes on each side. Cut each fillet in half.

Jalapeno Slaw

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the slaw in a medium sized bowl and mix well.

Sriracha, Chipotle Mayo

  1. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the Mayo. Pop in the fridge till ready to use.


  1. Toast the tortillas for 1-2 minutes each side, on medium heat in a large pan.
  2. To serve, top each tortilla with the fish, slaw, jalapeños and mayo. Squeeze a little lime juice over the top and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

A lot of people are not keen on the idea of eating mayonnaise whilst trying to eat in a healthy way. However between 8 people, this works out to 1/2 tbsp each. You can use a lighter version but I often find that they are higher in sugar.

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