Tzatziki Fish Tacos + Weekly Menu

Our first boat day of the season! Sure, it’s not even 70, but I’m currently blogging from a boat on a river in Michigan City, Indiana. Sunday Funday in full effect. Shea literally has a worm on a hook hanging above my head and as someone who passionately hates worms, I’m focusing my attention anywhere but there.

Plus, yesterday was a day I didn’t particularly enjoy Shea…whereas today she has been a total joy. Go figure. This whole parenting thing – what a trip. Highs and lows, always.

As I get to know moms of girls in Shea’s kindergarten class better and better, I find that we’re in good company with the ‘tudes that we experience…and that I am also the source of truth when it comes to feeding choosy 6-year-olds. Sure, I’m a dietitian but Shea is not particularly easy to feed.

Shea is pretty averse to most vegetables and anything white and creamy/mushy is a hard no. That includes everything from ranch to mashed potatoes to sour cream. Any dips, dressings, or toppings – NOPE. She’s funny about cheese, often saying things are “too cheesy”. Favorite foods? Mac and cheese and pizza. Don’t ask, it all makes zero sense.

One saving grace is that my kids will each fish and seafood and therefore, we eat our fair share of it. And meals like this are perfect because I can construct and deconstruct the meal to please everyone. Or make my best attempt at it, anyway.

As mentioned in our latest podcast episode, Healthier in a Hurry (#3), I used to snub my nose at prepared foods — like tzatziki, for example. However, as I share in the podcast, mama aint got time for that and I fully and warmly embrace such shortcuts that can make dinner time a joy rather than a total ordeal. Store-bought tzatziki for the win in these delicious, Greek tacos!

Tzatziki Fish Tacos

Tzatziki Fish Tacos

Yield: 8 tacos (4 servings, 2 tacos each)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These fish tacos are perfect in the air fryer but can be made in the oven, too. With crunchy cabbage, flaky fish, and creamy tzatziki these tacos are unique and crave-worthy!

Ingredients

Fish:

  • 24 oz skinless cod fillets
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • olive oil spray

Tacos:

  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 cups chopped white cabbage
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, for serving
  • 1/2 cup prepared Greek yogurt Tzatziki

Instructions

  1. Season fish with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut into ~8 strips.
  2. Place flour on a plate. Crack egg into a shallow bowl and whisk with 1 tablespoon water. In a second shallow bowl, combine panko with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and oregano.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Mist the grates of the air fryer with cooking spray.
  4. Coat the fish pieces in the flour, shaking off the excess, then into the egg, then into the panko. Once preheated, transfer the breaded fish to the preheated air fryer, arranging in a single layer, and mist with olive oil.
  5. Air fry for 6-7 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  6. Assemble tacos by layering a heaping 1/3 cup cabbage in the tortilla, followed by fish, tzatziki, tomatoes, red onion, and squeeze fresh lemon juice.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Skinny Taste

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 prepared tacos
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 545Total Fat: 12.0gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 982mgCarbohydrates: 65.3gFiber: 6.3gSugar: 8.0gProtein: 42.3g

We love fish tacos, clearly. Maybe you do, too? 🙂

Weekly Menu: May 16th – 20th

Be well,

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