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“Fried” Fish Tacos

May 29, 2014

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Cooking Time:

15 minutes


4 servings


I love healthifying dishes. LOVE.

Because in order to feel fit, there’s no need to deprive yourself of taste and the goodness of food.

Here we have fish tacos, which taste just like fried fish, but are actually sautéed (not fried) in a crispy batter of almond meal (versus fried in a white flour batter!). Can I get a YUM?!

I had a Pre-Cinco de Mayo fiesta at my apartment a few weeks ago, and my guests thought this was battered fish. Nope. Just health amazingness packed with protein, fiber, and good fats!


  • 4-8 pieces white fish (flounder, tilapia, cod) (1-2 pieces per person, depending on size)
  • 8 tbsp almond meal 
  • 6 eggs
  • Blue corn taco shells or big piece of lettuce (like red chard, collard green, cabbage leaf)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 tsp coconut oil or grapeseed oil (or olive oil) 


  • Organic shredded cheese
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Lettuce, shredded (kale, romaine, collard greens, chard)
  • Sliced olives
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Red onions marinated in red wine vinegar or brown rice vinegar


  1. Whisk egg in a bowl and place in a dish or plate with sides.
  2. In another bowl, place almond meal, sea salt, and pepper and mix it up.
  3. Take fish, lightly dip in egg (let remnants drip off).
  4. Dip the egg-covered fish into the almond meal mixture and coat until all sides are coated.
  5. Re-dip fish into egg and almond meal so the fish is fully coated.
  6. Place the fish in an oiled skillet over medium-high heat and sautée until both sides are crispy brown.
  7. While fish is cooking, place toppings in bowls and set up your “taco bar.”
  8. Serve the fish in taco or lettuce shells, and put on all your favorite toppings. Voila!


Arielle Fierman is a board certified Health Coach, nutrition and lifestyle expert, recipe developer, and speaker who is passionate about helping women fall in love with their bodies. This recipe originally appeared on her website, Be Well With Arielle.