Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos

Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos

No need to go to a restaurant for the fresh taste of fish tacos. Making them at home is quick and easy. Enjoy!

20 min. prep time
8 servings
555 Ratings



1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 pound tilapia fillets
3 cups coleslaw mix
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
8 hard corn taco shells, warmed


Pico de gallo, if desired
Guacamole, if desired
Sour cream, if desired


Melt butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until sizzling. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Add fish; cook 7-10 minutes or until golden brown on both sides and flaky. Remove from skillet.

Add coleslaw and cilantro to skillet; stir until coated and heated through.

Break fish into bite-sized pieces.

Fill each taco shell with coleslaw mixture and fish. Add toppings, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 190

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 350mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 14g

Recipe #15743B©2015Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I doubled the amount of fish and it was still delicious, definitely a make again! Be very careful with the cilantro - I used a third of the amount called for and it was almost overpowering. We had leftovers the next night and left out the cilantro and I think I prefer it without.
My tried corrections to good fish tacos. Use fresh tilapia not frozen. Put some of the Coriander leaf aside for toppings it wilts when cooked. Use dry dressings that come in a packet like Mexican, ranch, or coleslaw. Put cheese, and sour cream on the side dish for a DIY experience. Check the expiry date on the shells or make your own from scratch. This recipe is good with burrito-shells too.
This fish taco recipe was so easy and just delicious! I used a pound of tilapia, tho', and two Saute Express squares. Will definitely make again.
I have to admit, I only used this recipe for the fish. I did not make it into tacos, but just making the tilapia with the Saute Express was very good. It was very flavorful and easy. I will definitely make this again.
This was delicious but it was not enough filling for three persons. Next time I will use at least a pound of tilapia and all the other ingredients.

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