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Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw

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Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw

Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw
Matthew Hranek
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Fish tacos are a staple among California surfers but are often beer-battered and fried. Kerry Simon ?s healthier, grilled version enriches the guacamole with low-fat sour cream.


  • 2 Hass avocados—halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup(s) low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chopped cilantro
  • 5 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small head of napa cabbage, shredded 4 cups
  • 2 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 pound(s) thick red snapper fillets with skin, cut crosswise into ten 2-inch-wide strips
  • 10 7-inch flour tortillas, warmed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • 1. Light a grill. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados, sour cream, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro and 3 tablespoons of the lime juice. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole.
  • 2. In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and the remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3. Brush the fish with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat until lightly charred and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the fish to a platter and pull off the skin.
  • 4. To assemble each taco, spread a dollop of guacamole on a tortilla. Top with a piece of fish, a few tomato slices and a large spoonful of the cabbage slaw. Serve with the hot sauce and lime wedges.