Fish Tacos with Pickled Carrots

By Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison / Batch

Servings: 2 to 3 (4 medium or 8 small)

Yogurt Sauce

3 green onions, thinly sliced

1 Thai chili, thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro (fresh coriander)

1 cup plain Green yogurt

3 tbsp lime juice (about 1½ limes)

1 tbsp olive oil (optional)

Salt, to taste

Quick Slaw

1 cup cider vinegar

1/3 cup liquid honey

1/2 green cabbage, shredded

1/2 Spanish onion, thinly sliced

1 apple, peeled, cored, and julienned (cut into very thin slivers)

3/4 cup diced pickled carrots (recipe ___)

Salt, to taste   

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1/2 cup all-purpose flour


Freshly ground black pepper

2 eggs, lightly beaten

3/4 cup cornmeal or polenta

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chili powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 pound white fish, portioned into 8 to 12 pieces (I like thin fish, such as perch), rinsed and patted dry

 Oil for frying (I like coconut oil)

4 medium or 8 small taco shells

Lime wedges and hot sauce

Make the yogurt sauce: In a small bowl, stir the green onions, chili, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice and olive oil (if using) together; season to taste with salt.

Make the slaw: In a large pot over medium heat, bring the vinegar and honey to a boil. Add the cabbage and onion and stir continuously for one minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the apple and pickled carrots. Add salt and pepper to taste; set aside.

Prep the tacos: Place the flour on a medium-sized plate and season liberally with salt and pepper. Place the eggs in a bowl large enough to hold one piece of fish. On a medium-sized plate, mix together the cornmeal, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.

Working with one piece at a time, dip the fish, to coat, in the flour, then the egg, and then the cornmeal. Place in a single layer on a plate or baking tray. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan with at least 1/8-inch of oil. Cook the fish for 3 minutes, flip and cook until deep golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

Line each taco shell with yogurt sauce, add the fish, and top with drained slaw. Serve with lime wedges and hot sauce.