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Fish Tacos with Sprouted Lentil Slaw

Fish Tacos with Sprouted Lentil Slaw


Whenever I make a big batch of Winter Slaw with Sprouted Lentils, you can be sure tacos will be soon to follow, usually the next day. 

sprouted lentil cabbage slaw for fish tacos

Tonight it's spicy cornmeal crusted haddock with slices of avocado and a lime crema on whole wheat tortillas.


The haddock is crispy on the outside, tender and flaky on the inside. Nestled in a soft tortilla with a generous portion of crunchy garlicky slaw and creamy avocado with lots of freshly squeezed lime, these tacos are chock-full of bright colour and flavour.

For four servings you'll need:

  • Cornmeal Crusted Haddock - see recipe below
  • About half a batch of Winter Slaw, see recipe here.
  • Between 4-8 whole wheat tortillas, I like to over-stuff and double-wrap, but that's just me. 
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Lime Crema - see recipe below
  • 1 lime - cut into wedges
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Cornmeal Crusted Haddock

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 egg white - lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 small haddock fillets - cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  • 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Combine cornmeal and chili powder in a shallow dish, stir with a fork to distribute the seasoning. 

Whisk together the egg white and water in another shallow dish.

Roll each piece of haddock in cornmeal mixture, dip into the egg mixture, and then back into the cornmeal mixture. Make sure to thoroughly coat each piece of fish with cornmeal.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and fry each piece of fish for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to cook the fish in a couple of smaller batches to avoid overcrowding.  Keep the cooked fish warm in the oven while you finish frying the second batch.

Lime Crema:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • zest of 1 lime - finely grated
  • juice of 1 lime
  • a pinch chili powder

Stir together all of the ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.

spicy fish taco recipe with homemade purple cabbage slaw

To assemble, layer as much slaw, haddock, and avocado on a tortilla as you would like, and spoon a little Lime Crema over the fish, finish with a squeeze of fresh lime.

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