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Battered Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

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Battered Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

One of my favorite things to do on Summer Fridays is make Tacos. We looove celebrating the end of the work week with tacos around here. And we love any dish with Avocados – especially Mission Avocados.

Avocados take a normal taco up to the next level – in these Fish Tacos you get a double hit of delicious Avocado – on top of the taco and in the Avocado Lime Cream Sauce. Mission Avocados are the perfect summer ingredient. They are fresh and versatile – not to mention they make everything more delicious.

Especially with the crazy year 2020 has been, Fridays should be celebrated. Every Friday this summer should be an #AVOccasion ; ) Find Mission Avocados in your grocery store produce section.

I love Fish Tacos but recreating a light batter with the perfect fry can be very hard to recreate at home! I’ve tried baked fish and breadcrumb fried, but nothing tastes as good as a dredged wet batter.

This batter is the perfect consistency to get that light and golden, crispy fish texture. Topped with the rest of the fish taco fixings, these Battered Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce are exploding with flavor.

Lightly fried fish, avocado lime cream sauce, tangy pickled onions, spicy jalapenos, creamy avocados, and a fresh slaw round out the rest of these Battered Fish Tacos. Pile that all on a soft flour tortilla and you may not believe how much you like these!

There are a lot of components to these tacos – none of them are hard, but it helps to prep some of the recipe beforehand. The Avocado Lime Cream Sauce can be made well ahead of eating these – even a day before and chilled. The Sweet Lime Slaw can be made an hour or two ahead. And the pickled red onions can be made even days ahead of time. If you prep ahead you can enjoy your #SummerFridays eating delicious tacos and avocados with minimal time in the kitchen.

If you make and prep everything early, the only thing to do when it’s time to eat will be to fry the fish and chop any toppings.

Battered Fish Tacos with Mission Avocados

Author Shannon Lyon | Plum Street


Battered Fish

  • 2-3 lbs. cod (or other white fish)
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups club soda
  • oil for frying

Pickled Red Onions

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar

Sweet Lime Slaw

  • 4 cups green cabbage, shredded thin
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • juice of 1 lime

Avocado Lime Cream Sauce

  • 1/2 Mission Avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Taco Toppings

  • flour tortillas
  • Mission Avocados, sliced
  • cilantro
  • chopped jalapenos
  • limes


Avocado Lime Cream Sauce

  • Blend all ingredients slowly in a blender until smooth. Chill until ready to serve.

Pickled Red Onions

  • Place sliced red onions in a medium to large Mason jar.
  • Bring water, sugar, and vinegar to a boil over medium-high heat. Let boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour hot mixture into the Mason jar over the sliced red onions. Tightly screw on lid and chill for 2 or more hours

Sweet Lime Slaw

  • Place shredded cabbage in a large bowl.
  • Separately mix mayo, sugar, salt, lime juice, and vinegar.
  • Pour mixture over cabbage and mix well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Battered Fish

  • Cut cod into 2-4 inch pieces. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl mix flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder together.
  • Add club soda and whisk well.
  • In a large nonstick pan, pour oil in until it comes 3/4-1 inch up the side of the pan.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until a drop of water in the oil sizzles.
  • Take a piece of cod and dredge it well in the batter, then using tongs lay slowly into the hot oil. Hold the fish for a minute with the tongs before releasing into the oil so the fish doesn't stick to the bottom. If you hold it for a minute with the tongs and let the bottom fry for 10 seconds, it will harden enough to keep from sticking.
  • Then release the fish into the oil. Fry several pieces of fish at a time. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until lightly golden.
  • Once cooked, remove from oil and let excess oil drip off. Then transfer onto a baking sheet with a wire rack on top of it. Lightly sprinkle some salt on top of fried fish. Let cool slightly before serving in tacos.

Taco Assembly

  • To make tacos, layer the slaw on the tortillas, then top with fish, pickled onions, avocados, avocado cream sauce, and if desired, sliced jalapenos, and fresh lime juice.

Click here to see my other taco recipes. Hope you love these Battered Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce as much as we do. They are seriously so good. One of the best tacos I’ve ever had in my life.

Be sure to let me know if you want to celebrate Summer Fridays with me – and with lots of Avocados ; ) Tag @plumstreetcollective if you make these Fish Tacos. Happy Summer!

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