Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos

Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos
6 Reviews
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
20 min
Total Time
8 tacos



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


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


  1. 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.
  2. Add coleslaw and cilantro to skillet; stir until coated and heated through.
  3. Break fish into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Fill each taco shell with coleslaw mixture and fish. Add toppings, if desired.

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Recipe Comments and Reviews


I have not made this yet, but can not wait to make. I have one problem, people who left comments talked about adding Saute Express squares. I live in Chilliwack BC Canada. I went on line and looked under walmart Canada, they did not carry it. I went on line and did a search for it and saw all the different ones you have. I would of loved to have all of your Saute Express Squares. Can you tell me what is equal to Saute Express Squares in BC, Canada?


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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