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Spicy Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

Buttery, spicy fish combined with tangy, acidic broccoli slaw all wrapped up in a homemade corn tortilla - these Spicy Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw will be your new go-to taco! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Haylie


  • 4-6 corn tortillas
  • 2 medium tilapia filets
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (more if you like it extra spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Broccoli Slaw

  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • juice of half a lime
  • favorite taco garnishes


  1. Chop almost the entire stem off of the broccoli, leaving just a tiny bit of it. Break them into small florets. Place in food processor. Add in chopped onion, mayonnaise, spices and lime. Pulse 3-4 times until it reaches riced broccoli consistency. You want it to retain a good crunch! Set aside.

  2. At this point, make your homemade corn tortillas! I included a link for my recipe above. You can also use store-bought if desired. If using store-bought, make sure to warm them on the stove!

  3. Season the tilapia filets with salt and pepper to taste, along with cayenne, garlic powder and chili powder. Add butter to a skillet and add the fish when it melts and the skillet is hot.

  4. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until done. It doesn't take long! Once done, use your spatula to gently break it up into bite size pieces. Taste and adjust for seasoning if needed.

  5. Assemble your tacos! Warm or char your tortillas and add fish first. Top with broccoli slaw! Garnish with extra cayenne and a squeeze of lime for a spicier kick! I also love cotija cheese and hot sauce. ENJOY!