I’ve been promising this recipe for a while now. We are big fans of fish tacos around here and once I realized that I hit Pinterest and found a couple of recipes that I then combined and used to make my version of fish tacos. I also recently shared a post on my favorite items to purchase at Trader Joe’s. One of the items on my list of favorites is the Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette. I actually found this after reading another bloggers post about her TJ’s favorites. There are a lot of Trader Joe’s posts floating around the blogosphere and we are all the better for them.? I think one of the best way to find new things to try is from the recommendation of others. Anyway, my regular fish taco recipe got and upgrade and this recipe was born when I found this dressing and knew they’d be a match made in heaven. Guess what? I was right.
These cod pieces are one of the things I love to pick up at TJ’s. One package will feed 2-3 people.
The marinade has a little kick and so does the dressing so if your family isn’t a fan of heat, you can adjust the seasoning. You might be able to make the dressing less spicy by adding a little vinegar as a neutralizer.
I like to use Napa cabbage for the greens and if I happen to have some Kale, I’ll throw that in too. BTW…if you don’t have a salad spinner, you need to change that. This is the one I have and it’s one of those kitchen gadgets that saves time and makes the process of making salads so much easier. After washing my salad/lettuce of choice and spinning it, I’ll place a paper town on the inside of the bowl (but outside of the colander) and store the greens in it until I’m ready to assemble the salad, this keeps them nice and crisp.
Trader Joe’s peanuts have the perfect amount of salt and are a great crunchy topper chopped up and used on a salad, or eaten by the handful as a snack.
Fish Taco Salad
- 1 T Chili Powder
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 t Cumin
- 1 t Kosher Salt
- 10 Grinds Pepper
- 2 T Canola Oil
- 1-2 Heads Napa Cabbage
- Shredded/Matchstick Carrots
- Peanuts, chopped
- 1 Apple cut into matchsticks
- Spicy Peanut Dressing from Trader Joe's
- 1-2 Cod pieces from Trader Joe's or 1 piece of Cod per person, cut into small pieces
- Mix marinade ingredients in shallow container, place all the Cod pieces in and coat on both sids. Allow to sit for 30 minutes or longer.
- Shred Napa Cabbage
- Cook fish in skillet or air fryer sprayed with cooking spray
- Layer cabbage, carrots, edamame, apple and peanuts in bowl(s) and place fish on top, dress with dressing
Is your family a fan of fish tacos? If so, give this a try and if you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it. We eat it quite often in the summer months and love it. It’s light and healthy but also delicious.