Recipe by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Pickled Red Cabbage and Mango Salsa

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Medium Medium
12 Servings
3 Hours, 5 Minutes

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


Pickled Red Cabbage

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup Kedem Red Wine Vinegar

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • caraway seeds, to sprinkle

  • pinch of salt

  • pinch of black pepper

  • 1/2 bag (8 ounces) shredded red cabbage

Beer-Battered Mahi Mahi

  • 3/4 pound mahi mahi, cut into goujonettes (cut width-wise into 1-inch strips)

  • salt, to season

  • pepper, to season

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup beer (we used grapefruit flavor)

  • 1/2 cup Mishpacha Flour, plus more to dredge

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • oil, for deep frying (enough to cover the fish)

Mango Salsa

  • 1/2 mango, diced

  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced

  • 1/4 red onion, minced

  • juice from 1/2 lime


  • 12 mini taco shells


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.
Mahi Mahi Tacos with Pickled Red Cabbage and Mango Salsa

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Dinah Reich
Dinah Reich
3 years ago

it’s confusing what ingredients go for what part of this recipe. what’s the mango salsa?