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Adam's 'staycation' fish tacos recipe

Adam's 'staycation' fish tacos recipe

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Adam was inspired to make fish tacos for his family when they found out they wouldn’t be going on their usual summer holiday this year. With her heart set on Mexico, Adam’s mum was particularly disappointed, but spending time together and sharing some tasty food means they get to enjoy a little bit of Mexico at home. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 428 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 red peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 red chillies
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, ½ juiced, the rest cut into wedges
  • 1 x 275g taco meal kit
  • 2 x 280g pack cod loins
  • ½ x 30g pack coriander, stalks discarded and leaves chopped
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, leaves torn

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 19%
  • Saturates

    2g 9%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    2.5g 42%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 43g Protein 34g Fibre 6g


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  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Put the sliced peppers and whole chillies on a baking tray. Add the olive oil, season and toss together. Roast in the oven for 30 mins, or until softened.
  2. Meanwhile, put the onion in a bowl with the lime juice and a pinch of salt. Mix well and leave to soften for 20 mins, tossing halfway through.
  3. Empty the spice mix from the taco kit into a dish. Turn each cod loin in the seasoning until completely coated.
  4. Take the tray out of the oven and remove the chillies. Spread out the peppers, nestle the cod among them and return to the oven for a further 12–15 mins, until the cod is cooked through and the peppers are charred at the edges.
  5. Meanwhile, remove the seeds and any charred skin from the chillies. Finely chop the flesh and stir into the salsa from the taco kit.
  6. To serve, flake the fish into a bowl and serve alongside the peppers, onions, coriander, lettuce, salsa, lime wedges and taco shells so everyone can assemble their own and tuck in.

Little help

Stir 1 tsp smoked paprika into the spice mix before coating the fish for an extra smoky hit.


Finely chop leftover chillies and coriander with red onion, a couple of avocados and a handful of cherry tomatoes. Mash everything together with a good squeeze of lime juice and a glug of olive oil for a chunky guacamole ready in minutes.

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