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Tequila-Spiked Fish Tacos with Peach Jalapeno Slaw {Recipe Redux}

Welcome to my first ever Recipe Redux post! I’m excited to join this amazing group of healthy food bloggers and share their recipes along my themed posts on the 22nd of each month. This month’s challenge was to utilize alcohol in the kitchen. I showed my “spirit” with a little blast of tequila in my fish tacos. Still on a high from the Simple Summer Peach Salsa from last week, I HAD to figure out a way to incorporate more of those perfectly ripe Texas peaches.

My mom is visiting from Ohio this week and although she was weary about the premise of fish tacos in the first place (definitely not a Midwest thing) she ended up LOVING them and asked me to write down the recipe for her to take back to Ohio. I hope you can enjoy them just as much as we did!

Tequila-Spiked Fish Tacos

3 cloves garlic
1 cup packed cilantro leaves
1 lime, juice and zest
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup tequila*
1 pound white fish fillets, rinsed and patted dry (I used wild caught sole)
6 (7-inch) round corn tortillas

1. Combine cilantro, garlic and lime zest in food processor and pulse. Add cumin, cayenne, tequila and 1/2 of squeezed lime juice and pulse again. cilantro.sauce

2. In a gallon bag or a large bowl, marinate fish in the tequila mixture in a gallon bag or large bowl for 15-20 minutes.

A glimpse into a dietitians kitchen. Let those babies marinate!

3. Pan grill the fish on high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Peach Jalapeno Slaw

1 and 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1 peach, diced small
1/2 jalapeno, diced small
Juice from other half of lime
1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

4. Combine all of the above in a large bowl.

5. Top warmed tortillas with fish then slaw and garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.


*A note about the tequila: make sure it’s 100% agave, that’s the good stuff. I used Don Cosme Blanco (made in Laredo, TX).

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7 responses to “Tequila-Spiked Fish Tacos with Peach Jalapeno Slaw {Recipe Redux}”

  1. Sarah pie says:

    Yum! Teauila is great in Mexican dishes, epically with this summer heat! I’m new to the Redux to and I’m loving all these new healthy recipes!

  2. Zarana says:


  3. Ummm… I love everything about this recipe. Yum! I have to make these. And Soon.

  4. I love that this recipe is just the topping and the fish — so easy!! And fruity salsas and slaws are so fun in the summer! Making this!

  5. thenutritiouskitchen says:

    Okay first of all I am OBSESSED with tacos. Mainly fish tacos so this title really grabbed my attention. Tequila + fish tacos = beach vacation in my eyes and I LOVE to relive beach vacations any time possible so this recipe will definitley be made soon! Can’t wait to try it out!!

  6. Tequila sounds perfect in here!

  7. marybrighton says:

    Congrats on your first post! Big success. Looks very good.

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