Cajun Cornmeal Crusted Seafood Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

I bet you can get the seafood hater in your house to go for these spicy seafood tacos.
Tortilla Land Cajun Seafood Taco with Slaw

Tortilla Land Cajun Seafood Taco with Slaw

I can get my family to eat anything wrapped in a tortilla. If I add a crunchy coating around the fish, along with some really great condiments, they simply can’t resist a tiny taste.

That tiny taste leads to an entire taco in no time flat!

Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia

Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia

For us weight watching folks, the nutrition information for this taco recipe is for the slaw and fish only. Tortillas vary widely when it comes to calories, so be sure to add them to your calorie count for the meal.

Cajun Slaw

Cajun Slaw

I enjoyed my fish and slaw tortilla free. That warm Cajun spiciness was all I needed to feel satisfied.

Tortilla Land Cajun Seafood Taco

Tortilla Land Cajun Seafood Taco

Tortilla Land Cajun Seafood Taco

Tortilla Land Cajun Seafood Taco

But I’m guessing your family will want their crusty tilapia with a few warm tortillas, a sprinkle of cheese and sour cream – right?

Happy, healthy cooking!

Cajun Cornmeal Crusted Seafood Tacos with Cabbage Slaw
  • Slaw Ingredients:
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 bag cabbage, shredded
  • Fish Ingredients:
  • 12 ounces tilapia
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. To Make Slaw:
  2. Combine juice of one lime, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, 1 teaspoon oregano, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons olive oil, two teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon cider vinegar and cabbage in a large bowl. Chill while fish cooks.
  3. To Make Fish:
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top. Spray with cooking spray.
  5. Combine cornmeal, flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in a dish. In another dish combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 tablespoons water. Cube fish into large bite-sized pieces and dip in lime juice and water, then toss in cornmeal mixture. Place fish on cookie sheet and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until fish is cooked through.
  6. Serve the fish with slaw, or place slaw and fish in a tortilla and serve with shredded cheese, avocado and sour cream. I mixed an avocado with sour cream to make a sauce.

Calories are for fish and slaw only. They do not include tortillas, avocado, sour cream or cheese. Calories: 186 Weight Watchers PointPlus 5 Total Fat: 3.72g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 193mg Total Carbs: 20.01g Dietary Fiber: 2.43g Sugars: 4.09g Protein: 19.20g
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

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  1. says

    Ok, this sounds awesome, but look at all those ingredients! I’ll admit, I’m lazy in the kitchen and don’t like lots of ingredients in my recipes. But, maybe I could cut a few of these out?? I dunno, but I want to try this. Thanks!

    • says

      I wonder if it’s how I wrote that recipe. I thought it would have been easier if I separated the slaw and fish ingredients out, but maybe since there are common ingredients I should have just kept to one list? Thank you so much for the feedback. Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. says

    Heck yea! That cornmeal crust sounds awesome. You know we’re all about the fish dishes in Cayman but we have a bad habit of getting in a rut and just sticking with fish fry. This is a much healthier alternative :)

    • says

      A chef taught me how to make crispy fish without frying it and I’ve used that method ever since. He taught me to bake them on a rack in the oven. Works perfectly every time. Have a wonderful Sunday!

  3. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook says

    I don’t think I could resist those taco’s. And I’d have to have at least a few of them, they look fantastic!

  4. says

    Nice dish! I love Cajun anything. The combo of fish + cornmeal is terrific, and slaw is such a nice accompaniment. The tortilla is a nice idea, too, although I think I’d be inclined just to eat the fish and slaw by itself – that would be enough. Thanks for this.

  5. says

    This recipe looks like such a winner and I love the method that you mentioned about baking the fish in the oven instead of frying it! And the coleslaw looks like a perfect addition. Wonderful recipe, thanks for posting it!

  6. says

    I love that Cajun spice you got there on those crusts. Tilapia believe it or not is our favorite fish at our house. It’s just an all-around-easy to cook kind of fish. It’s flavorful too! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe, Kristi! Have an enjoyable weekend! :)


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