Pink Fish Tacos

Fish TacosThese pink fish tacos are truly a revelation. I changed mine up a bit, topping them with both the restaurant’s sliced purple cabbage and radish toppings, as well as the simpler, pickled onion and feta combination displayed here. I have to say I preferred the second version; It allowed the fish to shine in its smoky, Spanish-inspired flavours, which were perfectly complimented by the zest of the pickled onion and the saltiness of the feta. But you’re welcome to try both and let me known which you preferred.

Submitted by: Ksenia Prints



  1. Wash fish and pat dry. Mix lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, chilli/paprika and salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Place fish in mixture, pouring some marinade on the fish with a tablespoon to ensure as much of the fish is covered as possible. Cover with plastic wrap, and let marinade for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, mix vinegar, sugar and salt until sugar and salt dissolve. Place onions in a jar or a bowl, and pour vinegar mixture on top. Cover and let marinade for at least an hour.
  3. If making Topping Combo 2, mix all of the ingredients except salad topper together and let marinade while the onions are pickling and the fish is marinading.
  4. When ready to eat, preheat a heavy bottomed pan to medium heat. Fry tortillas on both sides until warm, and set aside, covered.
  5. Add 2 TBs Grapeseed oil to pan and fry fish for 5 minutes on one side, and, lowering heat to medium, 3 minutes on the other. Remove to a plate and flake with a fork.
  6. When ready to assemble, set out Topping Combo 2 and all the ingredients for Topping Combo 1.
  7. To assemble tacos in Combo 1, layer flaked fish, pickled onions and feta, salsa, salad topper and fresh cilantro.
  8. To assemble tacos in Combo 2, layer flaked fish, purple cabbage and carrot slaw, salad topper and fresh cilantro.
  9. Serve immediately.

A little bit about the author:Ksenia

After finding that a career in journalism and political writing just wasn’t filling her up, Ksenia Prints decided to sink her teeth into cooking, baking, and food writing. She blogs, photographs and creates all content over at, where she details her allergy-conscious attempts to recreate and adapt her family’s migrant kitchen