Fish Tacos with Watermelon Slaw

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

These fish tacos have a delicious watermelon slaw on top!



For the Fish

  • 2 lbs. catfish
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 ground black pepper
  • 2 T. olive oil

For the Watermelon Slaw

  • 4 cups watermelon, chopped into a small dice
  • 1/2 thin sliced red onion, soaked in ice water for 10 minutes then drained
  • 1/4 c. chopped cilantro
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 4 radishes, sliced thin and then chopped into matchsticks

For the Tacos

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 romaine heart, finely shredded
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. Start by making the watermelon salsa. Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the fish with the cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add the seasoned fish, top side down first and cook for 4 minutes. Turn the fish over and cook another 4-5 minutes until the fish is opaque.
  3. Warm the tortillas by placing them in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes or char them on the gas burner of your stove.
  4. Place a piece of fish in the center of a corn tortilla then top with the watermelon slaw, shredded lettuce and a slice of avocado.
  5. Serve with additional lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

  • You can substitute cod, halibut, tilapia or flounder in this recipe.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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