Easy Fish Tacos with Pepper Jelly | 20 Minute Meal | Easy Fish Recipe | Spicy Fish Dish

 

If you read this blog regularly, you already know that I am a little obsessed with “cheater” freezer cooking. Not only are these simple meals quick & easy to throw together, they save us a ton of money on groceries (and especially on eating out.)  Better yet, they make our sometimes hectic weekdays SO much simpler!

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Freezer meals are fast, easy, and a great way to get a hot, delicious meal on the table on weeknights when cooking isn’t number one on your massive to-do list. Get started and see just how easy freezer cooking can be!

Even so, every now and then it’s fun to throw in something a little new and different into the mix. Thus, so while these yummy–and super easy–Fish Tacos with Pepper Jelly are not a TRUE freezer recipe, they do call for frozen fish, which is usually more economical than fresh. The rest of this recipe comes together so quickly and with just a few ingredients. And don’t let the pepper jelly intimidate you–it really adds a great depth of flavor and  the “heat” can be adjusted to your liking!

Ingredients needed for Easy Fish Tacos with Pepper Jelly

Here is what you need:

2 lbs. fresh or frozen cod, halibut or tilapia
1 teaspoon Grill Mates Chipotle & Roasted Garlic seasoning
2-4 tablespoons butter
1 package coleslaw mix
1 10oz. bag shredded carrots
 2 -4 limes, juiced
10.5 oz. jar pepper jelly
1-2 jalapenos, diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons soy sauce
12-16 6-inch flour tortillas
 

Season the fish before cooking

Step 1: If fish is frozen be sure to defrost. Then pat fish dry with paper towels then sprinkle fish with seasoning.

Pan fry the fish fillets with butter

Step 2: Melt butter in pan. Then add fish and cook for 2-4 minutes per side until fish is opaque. Then set aside. (* Adjust cooking time if your fish is thicker.)

Prepare the pepper jelly sauce

Step 3: In a small sauce pan mix together 2 cups of pepper jelly, lime juice, diced jalapenos, soy sauce and garlic. Cook on low heat till jelly has melted.

Mix shredded cabbage and carrots for the coleslaw topping

Step 4: In another bowl, mix together shredded cabbage and carrots.

Heat the tortillas in the oven for 5 minutes to soften

Step 5: Wrap tortillas in foil and heat in oven for 5-10 minutes.

These simple fish tacos are flavorful and super easy to make - less than 20 minutes!

Step 6: Add cabbage and carrot mixture to tortilla then add fish. Spoon pepper jelly on top and enjoy!

 

Easy Fish Tacos with Pepper Jelly | 20 Minute Meal | Easy Fish Recipe | Spicy Fish Dish
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Fish Tacos with Pepper Jelly

These delicious fish tacos are packed with flavor, and this easy recipe comes together in LESS than 20 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Fish Tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh or frozen cod halibut or tilapia
  • 1 teaspoon Grill Mates Chipotle & Roasted Garlic seasoning
  • 2-4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package coleslaw mix
  • 1 10 oz. bag shredded carrots
  • 2 -4 limes juiced
  • 10.5 oz. jar pepper jelly
  • 1-2 jalapenos diced
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 12-16 16-inch flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. If fish is frozen be sure to defrost. Then pat fish dry with paper towels then sprinkle fish with seasoning.
  2. Melt butter in pan. Then add fish and cook for 2-4 minutes per side until fish is opaque. Then set aside. (* Adjust cooking time if your fish is thicker.)

  3. In a small sauce pan mix together 2 cups of pepper jelly, lime juice, diced jalapenos, soy sauce and garlic. Cook on low heat till jelly has melted.
  4. In another bowl, mix together shredded cabbage and carrots.
  5. Wrap tortillas in foil and heat in oven for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Add cabbage and carrot mixture to tortilla then add fish. Spoon pepper jelly on top and enjoy!

 

 

Easy Fish Tacos with Pepper Jelly | 20 Minute Meal | Easy Fish Recipe | Spicy Fish Dish

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