Fish Tacos with Peach and Red Pepper Slaw
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 17 mins
Total time: 37 mins
Fish Tacos with Peach and Nardello Pepper Slaw are balanced with heat as well as smoky, sweet, and tangy flavors. It's a light dish that's heavy on flavor!
  • 1 lb tilapia
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp olive oil
Peach Slaw
  • 2 C nardello or red frying peppers, cut into rings
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1½ C savory cabbage (the crinkly kind) cut into shreds
  • 1½ C diced peaches
  • 2 Tbsp finely diced red onions
  • 8 medium tortillas
  1. Preheat your oven to 425ºF.
  2. Cut your nardello peppers into ¼ inch rings and pop the seeds out from the centers with your thumb. Sauté them in a skillet with 1 tsp of olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until they are soft, and then set them aside to cool.
  3. In a small bowl combine the honey, ancho chili powder, paprika, and salt into a paste. Line a baking sheet with foil (to save on dishes of course), and lightly oil it with ¼ tsp of olive oil. Using your fingers, massage the paste onto all sides of your tilapia, and then place them on the lined cookie sheet. Bake at 425ºF for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish easily flakes with a fork.
  4. While the fish is baking, make the Peach and Nardello pepper Slaw. In a medium bowl whisk together the greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Shred the cabbage and dice the peaches and onions. Add them, along with the cooled sautéed nardello peppers to the bowl and stir to evenly coat with the dressing.
  5. Once the fish is done cooking, flake it apart using a fork.
  6. To assemble your tacos, place tilapia topped with your slaw inside tortillas and serve immediately.
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