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Healthy Cajun Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa + Spring Salad

Serves 4

Before you cook the fish prepare your table with all of the goodies to go with them, that way as soon as the fish hits the table you are free to dig in! 

Of course you should add anything you'd love to put in your taco, think about all the big flavours, salty, tangy, sweet and fatty (avocado would be delicious!

Fish Tacos

  • 500 gms fresh fish, (I have used gurnard )

  • 2 -3 tbsp Cajun spice mix, ( I use Mrs Rogers Cajun seasoning)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, ghee or butter

  • Lettuce washed and pat dry.

  • Grated carrot, sliced cucumber or any other veg you feel like adding.

Preheat a large fry pan on a medium to high heat.

 Coat the fish in the cajun spice,

Add oil to the pan (if using butter watch it doesn't burn, I often use 1/2 olive oil and half butter for a lovely flavour) and fry the fish turning once, until golden on the outside, opaque and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on the size of the fillets. 

Let rest 5 minutes before flaking with a fork.

Mango Salsa

  • 2 ripe mangoes,(about 3 cups) - you can also use canned mangoes

  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely diced

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed

  • juice of one lime

  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli to taste 

Chop all the ingredients and put them in a bowl, mix and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Easy Cucumber Dressing

  • 1/2 cup diced or grated cucumber ( if grating squeeze the excess water from the cucumber)

  • 1/2 tsp dried dill

  • 1 clove garlic grated or finely chopped

  • 3/4 cup of raw yoghurt

  • Season with salt and pepper.

      Put all ingredients into a bowl, enjoy !

Winter Coleslaw

  • 1/4 green and red cabbage, thinly sliced

  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced

  • 1 granny smith apple, cut into julienne or thin batons

  • 1/3C toasted walnuts

  • 1/3C crumbled goat feta ( you can use cows feta also)

  • 2 - 3 tbsp homemade mayonnaise

Put cabbage, fennel bulb and apple in a bowl, mix together and squeeze to soften. Fold through the mayonnaise and sprinkle the walnuts and feta on top.

Add any other vegetables in season, if yams are in season, try raw thinly sliced yams or radish for their crispy goodness. Have you ever tried finely shredding brussel sprouts into a coleslaw?

Once cooked flake the fish into strips and add to lettuce cups if using or .

Assemble lettuce, tacos and grated carrot and anything else you like to add.

Top with mango salsa and yoghurt dressing



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