Fish Taco Bowls

Fish tacos are one of my favorite things to order at restaurants, and I also make them at home on a regular basis. This is a bowl version of a fish taco that uses rice/coleslaw as the base, which is topped with seasoned, seared fish, veggies, herbs and a super delicious sauce.

I used frozen defrosted cod filets for this. You could use any white fish. I seasoned them with some chili garlic seasoning powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. They are seared in a dash of oil in a hot pan and then cooked at lower heat until cooked through.

I mixed my coleslaw mix with a little rice vinegar, lemon white balsamic vinegar, a tiny bit of mayo, some lime juice and salt and pepper so it would give a acidic kick to the bowl. I added some red bell pepper, scallions and cilantro to the bowl as well.

The super easy but so delicious sauce for these is just sour cream, lime juice, garlic, chipotle powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. I really enjoyed this light and healthy dinner, although tacos are still my favorite form to eat this in. 🙂

Fish Taco Bowls

Seared fish served over rice and coleslaw with veggies, herbs and delicious sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Servings 4 servings


For the fish:

  • 4 frozen cod filets defrosted overnight
  • seasoning of your choice I used chili garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp oil for frying

For the coleslaw:

  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • 2 tbsp white or other vinegar I used rice vinegar and lemon white baslamic
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the bowls:

  • cooked white rice optional
  • coleslaw
  • red bell pepper strips
  • sliced scallions
  • cilantro leaves
  • seared cod
  • chipotle lime sour cream sauce


For the fish:

  • Pat fish dry and rub with your seasonings. Heat a bit of oil in a skillet over medium high until very hot. Add the fish filets and let them cook undisturbed until the brown nicely. Reduce heat and flip them and cook until fully cooked through.

For the coleslaw:

  • Combine ingredients, toss well and taste and adjust seasoning.

For the sauce:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Taste and adjust as needed.

To assemble:

  • Place some cooked rice in the bottom of the bowl. Top with coleslaw, then seared fish, then peppers and herbs and drizzle with some sauce. Serve with extra sauce on the side.
Keyword Lunch, Main Dish, Seafood

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