Soft Fish Tacos

Jamie Oliver has an alternative fish tacos recipe, check it out online

I once saw a recipe by Jamie Oliver called ‘tasty fish tacos with game-changing kiwi, lime and chill salsa’. It looked great in his book, but too great though to suggest I could pull it off and be arsed to slave away with the mass of ingredients required for the recipe. I liked the concept though, and when I saw Soft Fish Tacos from Pinch of Nom, I was eager to try this much simpler version.

Sadly, this is one PON recipe that I won’t be in a hurry to make again. It just seemed to be lacking in flavour and a tad bland, and for me adding a ¼ tsp of various spices seems pointless. You may think differently though, so give it a whirl if it takes your fancy.

Recipe: Soft Fish Tacos

Calories: 190 per serving

Serves: 2

Book: Pinch of Nom

Prep time: Approx 5 mins

Cooking time: Approx 10 mins


  • 2 small fillets of white fish (about 280g), preferably skin on, cut into strips about 3cm wide)
  • ¼ tsp mild chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • Pinch of salt
  • Small handful of watercress or rocket
  • A few sprigs of fresh coriander
  • 1 spring onion (trimmed and chopped)
  • 2 low-calorie tortilla wraps – halved (or 4 small ones)
  • Wedge of lime
  • 4 tsp fat-free Greek-style yoghurt, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes

Cost per portion: Approx £2.62


Place the strips of fish – you should have about eight – skin side up on a board and sprinkle with the chilli powder, garlic granules and ground coriander.

Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the fish to the pan, skin side down, and cook for 4 minutes – do not be tempted to flip the fillets or move them, you want the skin to be crisp!

Spray the fillets with low-calorie cooking spray, then flip the fish over. Sprinkle over the salt and cook for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, place your choice of leaves, the fresh coriander and some chopped spring onion onto each half wrap.

When the fish is cooked, place a couple of strips onto each prepared wrap. Squeeze over a little lime juice, dollop a blob of fat-free yoghurt and give each taco a little pinch of chilli flakes, then serve.


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