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Spice up Taco Tuesday with a delicious twist – Asian-inspired crispy fish tacos! Using your air fryer, you can whip up flavourful fish nuggets in minutes and make them super crispy. Pair it with fresh ingredients like veggies and punchy mayo for the perfect taco filling that’s sure to be a hit around the dinner table.

Crispy Fish Tacos Recipe - make it with the air fryer or oven!

I was introduced to these incredible fish tacos when I worked with Canadian Seafood on my The DIY Mommy Instagram. I loved the recipe so much that I made it multiple times and tweaked it a little bit for our family. The fish nuggets also make great leftovers over a salad for lunch!

Ingredients

  • cod
  • soy sauce
  • olive oil
  • ginger, garlic, salt & pepper
  • panko crumbs
  • tortillas (sub for brown rice or quinoa to make a taco bowl)
  • cabbage
  • spicy mayo
  • cilantro

See recipe card for quantities.

Crispy Fish Tacos Recipe - make it with the air fryer or oven!

Instructions

  1. Cut cod into 2-inch pieces. In a bowl, sprinkle fish with salt and pepper, then toss with soy sauce, olive oil, ginger, and garlic until coated.
  2. Press fish chunks into the panko crumbs on a shallow plate.
  3. Arrange the fish in basket of air fryer, leaving 1 inch between each piece. Spritz with olive oil cooking spray. Cook in preheated 375°F air fryer for about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Fill tortillas with fish and toppings.

Hint: let the fish pieces soak in the soy sauce mixture for at least 1 hour in an air-tight container in the fridge to let the flavour marinate!

Substitutions

  • Tortillas – instead of tortillas, you can make taco bowls by placing the fish and the toppings on a bed of cooked brown rice or cooked quinoa
  • Cod – use salmon fillets instead of cod fillets for a different taste
Crispy Fish Tacos Recipe - make it with the air fryer or oven!

Equipment

I like to use my favourite XL air fryer to make these, but you can also use a regular oven.

Storage

Store the cooked fish pieces in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Top tip

Don’t overcook the fish! The fish should be flaky and moist when it’s ready – not chewy.

Crispy Fish Tacos

Christina Dennis
Spice up Taco Tuesday with a delicious twist – Asian-inspired crispy fish tacos! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 433 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 air fryer

Ingredients
  

Tacos

  • 500 g cod fillets
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups panko crumbs
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 8 corn tortillas

Taco Toppings

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • ¼ cup spicy mayo
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cut cod into 2-inch pieces. In a bowl, sprinkle fish with salt and pepper, then toss with soy sauce, olive oil, ginger, and garlic until coated.
  • Press fish chunks into the panko crumbs on a shallow plate.
  • Arrange the fish in basket of air fryer, leaving 1 inch between each piece. Spritz with olive oil cooking spray. Cook in preheated 375°F air fryer for about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Fill tortillas with fish and toppings.

Notes

You can bake the fish in an oven instead: Arrange the fish on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; spritz with olive oil cooking spray. Bake in preheated 400°F oven for about 5 minutes per side.
If you’re avoiding wheat or corn, you can make these keto tortillas with almond flour or serve the fish and toppings on a bed of cooked brown rice or quinoa.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 30gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 854mgPotassium: 747mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 162IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 3mg

These nutrition values are estimates only. Read my full nutrition disclaimer here.

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