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Mahi Mahi Tacos with Pickled Red Cabbage and Mango Salsa

Parve Parve
12 Servings Serving Icon
3 Hours, 5 Minutes Preferences Icon

Our mahi mahi taco is a one-bite, maybe two-bite, appetizer that will get the crowd raving. The juicy fish is tucked inside a crispy taco shell and topped with sweet salsa and tangy cabbage. Everything can be prepared in advance and assembled right before serving time, keeping the taco crunchy, the fish moist, and the topping fresh.


Yield: approximately 12 mini tacos


Prepare the Pickled Cabbage


In a bowl, whisk together water, vinegars, and sugar until the sugar is mostly dissolved.


Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, caraway seeds (if using), salt, and a good grind of black pepper.


Place cabbage in a jar or bowl and pour vinegar mixture over it. Seal or tightly cover the jar/bowl and let it sit on the counter for three to four hours.


Stir, then seal again and refrigerate until chilled (at least one hour).

Prepare the Mahi Mahi


Season fish with salt and pepper. Set aside.


In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg, beer, flour, and paprika to form a smooth batter.


In a separate shallow bowl, dredge fish in flour.


In a deep fryer or saucepan, heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Coat fish in the prepared batter, then carefully place in the oil. Fry until golden, around four to five minutes.

Prepare the Mango Salsa


In a bowl, combine all salsa ingredients.

Assemble the Tacos


To serve, place fish in taco shells. Top with pickled cabbage and mango salsa.


Multitask! Prepare the fish and salsa while the pickled cabbage chills in the fridge.