Cod Tacos with Lime and Cilantro

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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These fish tacos are packed with bright, fresh flavors so they’re perfect for summer dining al fresco. Best of all, they’re ready in just 10 minutes. Pop everything into bowls and serve them family-style for a laid-back gathering with friends.

recipe updated Jun 19, 2020


  • Cod fillet icon
    Cod fillet
    625 g (about 4 ¼)
  • Flour tortilla icon
    Flour tortilla
    8 (about 464 g)
  • Romaine lettuce hearts icon
    Romaine lettuce hearts
    1 (about 85 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    ¼ cup (about 7.2 g)
  • Avocado icon
    200 g (about 1 ¼)
  • Paprika icon
    1 tbsp (about 6.45 g)
  • Salt icon
    2 tsp (about 12 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 tsp (about 2.15 g)
  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper
    as needed
  • Peanut oil icon
    Peanut oil
    1 tbsp (about 13.5 g)
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    2 tbsp (about 30 g)
  • Tomato salsa icon
    Tomato salsa
    200 g (about ¾ cup)


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Serving plate

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  1. Add cod fillet to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Season with paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper
  3. Toss gently until coated
  4. Add peanut oil to a clean frying pan
  5. Heat in frying pan - medium heat
  6. Transfer fish to frying pan
  7. Cook until just cooked - approx 3 min, medium heat
  8. Drizzle with lime juice
  9. Assemble flour tortilla with a clean serving plate
  10. Add romaine lettuce hearts to the tortillas
  11. Add content of frying pan to tortillas
  12. Garnish with cilantro
  13. Serve immediately
  14. Serve with avocado and tomato salsa
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