Fish tacos are a quick and easy go-to meal in our house. We can make the entire meal in about 15 minutes, which makes it great for busy weeknights. Plus, we almost always keep tortillas and fish sticks on hand. Yes, I said fish sticks. I know they get a bad rep, but you only use a few fish sticks per taco, so it’s really not bad. Plus, they really do make for a decent taco- at least give them a try!
18 fish sticks
6 small tortillas
1 small can of mandarin oranges, drained
1 avocado, sliced
2 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp salsa (we use salsa verde and it works great)
Cilantro Slaw (recipe below)
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp cumin
2 cups shredded coleslaw mix
Cook the fish sticks according to the directions. While they cook, drain the oranges, slice the avocado and make the slaw. For the cilantro slaw, whisk together the lime juice, honey, vegetable oil and cumin. Pour the mixture over the coleslaw mix and top with the cilantro. Toss to mix the slaw well and set aside. Mix together the sour cream and the salsa, and heat up the tortillas in the microwave in a damp paper towel for 20 seconds. Once your fish sticks are done, spread a spoonful of the sour cream/salsa mixture onto each tortilla and then top with 3 fish sticks, a couple slices of avocado, 4 or 5 orange slices and a spoonful of cilantro slaw.
Not a fan of this style of taco? You can just top your fish sticks with the usual suspects instead- sour cream, salsa, shredded lettuce, cheese, etc.