Toasted Coconut Fish Tacos

with pineapple slaw

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Wheat, Tree Nuts

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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Think of fish and coconuts together and you can almost smell the sun-tan lotion, and feel the hot grains of sand tickling your feet as you bound towards the cool relief of the surf. These tacos can't magically transport you to tantalizing tropics, but they can morph dinner into something magical. And it's not only the fish and coconuts; the heat-and-sweet jalapeño and pineapple slaw deserves a sandy shout-out of its own. Tip: Easiest way to remove jalapeño stems and seeds: remove ends, then hold upright. Carefully slice the pepper into four pieces, leaving stem and seed to discard.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 5 oz. Pineapple Chunks
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    2 oz. Sour Cream
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    2 Tbsp. Toasted Coconut
  • 4 oz. Slaw Mix
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
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    12 oz. Tilapia Fillets
  • 6 fl. oz. Canola Oil
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    ⅓ cup Tempura Mix
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    6 Small Flour Tortillas
  • ½ tsp. Seasoned Salt Blend

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    809
  • Carbohydrates
    68g
  • Fat
    41g
  • Protein
    43g
  • Sodium
    1568mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 2 Mixing Bowls

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Pat pineapple dry and coarsely chop. Place on a plate or bowl and set aside. Stem jalapeño, halve, seed, remove ribs, and mince. Wash hands and cutting board after working with jalapeño. Pat tilapia dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 2" pieces. Season all over with half the seasoned salt (reserve remaining for cooked tilapia).

  • 2

    Cook the Jalapeño

    Place a medium non-stick pan over high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add jalapeño to hot pan and stir occasionally until softened, 1-2 minutes. Transfer jalapeño to a plate and set aside. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  • 3

    Heat Oil and Make Batter

    Return pan used to cook jalapeño to medium heat and add canola oil. Let heat, 5 minutes. While oil heats, stir tempura mix, ¼ cup water, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl until batter forms, like the consistency of a thin pancake batter. If too thick, add additional cold water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Add tilapia to batter and combine gently until fully coated.

  • 4

    Fry the Fish

    Line a plate with a paper towel. Test oil temperature by adding a pinch of tempura batter to it. It should sizzle gently. If it browns immediately, let oil cool. If it doesn't brown, increase heat. Working in batches if necessary, add tilapia to hot oil and fry until fish is golden all over and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 3-4 minutes per side, flipping fish gently. Gently transfer to towel-lined plate. Season with remaining seasoned salt (to taste).

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    Make Slaw and Finish Dish

    In another mixing bowl, combine slaw mix, sour cream, 1 Tbsp. lime juice, jalapeño (to taste), pineapple and any accumulated juices, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave until warm, 30 seconds. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, filling tortillas with fried fish and garnishing with slaw and toasted coconut. Squeeze lime wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

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