Fish Taco Recipe

Salutations to everybody. In need of a wildly delicious meal that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and is high in protein yet low in carbohydrates? You just need look at these Fish Taco Bowls!

Taco bowls are my thing, and because fish tacos are so good, why not mix the two. These bowls are quite simple. Cut your fish into bite-sized pieces, season with Cajun, and then zap them in the air fryer for six minutes. Been without an air fryer? Just toss it into a pan with some oil and forget about it!

Although cod, mahi mahi, halibut, or flounder will all work as well, this recipe calls for blackfish. It was very good, everything stacked on top of a bed of vegetable slaw drenched in a fiery mayo sauce! Minutes are all it takes to put together a bowl that is perfectly spicy, fresh, and tasty. Enjoy air fryer recipes? See also my Air Fryer Fried Shrimp Sandwich, Air Fryer Salmon, and Tzatziki Fish Tacos!

Taco bowls are very versatile—you can make them out almost any taco recipe! Though it tends more toward a salad, brown rice or quinoa would be ideal additions.

Into the delicious details now!

  • Fish: Here your best option is flaky white fish. Though feel free to try with cod, mahi mahi, halibut, or flounder, I used blackfish. Simply sprinkle with Cajun spice and quickly mist them with olive oil.
  • Easy to make, simply combine mayo, sriracha (or chipotle in adobo sauce, if you’d like), and lime juice. For drizzle-friendliness, add a little water.
  • Quick Cabbage Slaw: This is the ideal fish basis. Chop your own cabbage and carrots or use a pre-made coleslaw mix that includes shredded carrots. For freshness, toss with lime juice, olive oil, and a little salt.
  • Never overlook the garnish! These bowls need fresh cilantro and lime wedges.

Ambitious? Listed below are some variants!

  • Not much for spices? For a less fierce kick, replace the Cajun flavor with Tajin or chili lime seasoning.
  • Would want a more substantial dinner? To your bowl add some black beans or cooked brown rice.
  • Top it off! Delicious additions would be cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion, or bell peppers. Cheesy enough for you? Perfect would be queso fresco or cotija.
  • Not too much of a cilantro person? Not at all an issue Put chives in place of it or skip it.
  • No air fryer? No trouble at all. Cook your fish for five to six minutes in a pan heated with oil.

It’s that simple, tasty, and adaptable as fish taco bowls!

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Fish Taco Recipe

Fish Taco Recipe

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Need a crazy-good dinner that’s bursting with protein but low on carbs, and you can have it on the table in under 20 minutes? Look no further than these Fish Taco Bowls!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 4 skinless fish fillets (cod, mahi mahi, etc.), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Olive oil spray
  • Cajun seasoning (2-3 teaspoons, to taste)
  • Mayo (1/4 cup)
  • Sriracha or chipotle sauce (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 lime, juiced (plus wedges for serving)
  • Slaw mix (5 cups, pre-shredded cabbage and carrots work well)
  • Olive oil (1/2 tablespoon)
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Cilantro (optional, for garnish)


  1. Spray fish with olive oil and coat with Cajun seasoning. Squeeze half a lime over the fish.
  2. Mix mayo, sriracha/chipotle sauce, and remaining lime juice. Add a little water to make it drizzable.
  3. Air Fryer: Cook fish at 400°F for 6 minutes, shaking the basket halfway
  4. No Air Fryer: Heat a skillet on high, spray with oil, and cook fish for 5-6 minutes.
  5. While fish cooks, toss slaw with olive oil, salt, and remaining lime juice.
  6. Serve: Divide slaw on plates, top with fish, drizzle with spicy mayo, and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro (optional).
  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 264 kcal
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 1084 mg
  • Fat: 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 31.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 84 mg


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