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Fresh, delicious Baja style fish tacos. These are made with cod and are a quick and healthy family dinner.
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Fish Tacos: A Healthy Baja Fish Taco With Cod

These tacos are quick, tasty and best of all healthy!  Cod is my favorite fish for tacos because it has a lovely light flavor and pairs well with bold taco ingredients.  You can serve it on corn tortillas for a gluten free option or on lettuce wraps if you like.  Serve these up quickly on a week night or throw a party and use these in a taco bar! 
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Baja, easy, healthy, quick dinner, family meals, meal planning, cod, taco bar,
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Mirlandra


  • 1 lbs cod fresh or frozen - I suggest wild caught
  • 1 Tbsp. butter salted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas or lettuce leaves to wrap
  • 1/4 cabbage shredded
  • queso fresco or favorite cheese
  • 1/2 cup cilantro minced
  • crema, sour cream or lite sour cream

Optional Side Dishes and Condiments for Tacos

  • sweet onion diced small
  • pico de gallo or favorite salsa
  • lime wedges
  • avocado slices
  • tomatoes diced
  • black olives sliced
  • guacamole
  • jalapenos or pickled jalapenos sliced
  • Mexican rice


  • Cut up cod into strips.
  • Melt a pat of butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium high. When the butter is melted, add the fish. Sprinkle in some salt and grind in some black pepper. Turn the heat down to medium and stir occasionally as the fish cooks. Fish is done when it loses its translucent color and becomes white and flaky.
  • Shred the cabbage. Chop onion and mince cilantro. Grate cheese and prepare any other items you want to serve.


Please note the nutrition facts for this recipe don't include the additional suggested condiments.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 1.4mg