Thanks to our friends at Gorton’s for sponsoring these Bang Bang Fish Tacos – they’re a delicious and well-balanced meal wrapped in a corn tortilla! With lightly toasted corn tortillas, citrusy cabbage slaw, Gorton’s Classic Fish Sticks, and yummy homemade Bang Bang sauce!
I’m sure you’ve heard of bang bang shrimp or bang bang sauce before – right? It’s a creamy, sweet sauce with a spicy kick.💥 Basically, the best sauce ever created and extremely addicting!👍
It had been a while since I had it - until recently. The B man and I were on a trip to North Carolina and decided to try a tapas restaurant in downtown Charlotte. You should know I absolutely love eating a bunch of small plates and calling it a meal. Appetizers for dinner is my fave!💕
There is one small problem… I get all excited to try a bunch of new dishes and then I always order way too much food.
But no worries, the B man to the rescue… he plays clean-up like no one I’ve ever seen. Seriously, the guy’s got skills, and he’s got the metabolism of a gerbil. #gratefulbutjealous
One of the menu items that caught my eye was the Bang Bang Grouper. Hmm… now I’ve had Bang Bang Shrimp before, but not bang bang fish. I was intrigued. And for the sake of ahem, “research,” I had to order it.😊
It was fabulous! A lightly golden crispy flash-fried piece of white fish with the most creamy, sweet and spicy sauce. It was soo good. I loved the flaky texture of the fish with the slightly crunchy batter, smothered in that heavenly topping!💛
Why had I not thought of this delectable combination before??🤔 Seriously, a life changing discovery taking place.
Well, it turned out that that small plate ended up being research after all, 'cause I borrowed the concept and switched it up a bit to create these amazing Bang Bang Fish Tacos!✨
Genius – right!?🙌👌
Think about it… perfectly toasted corn tortillas, heaven’s elixir aka bang bang sauce, fresh, citrusy cabbage slaw, and delicate white fish that has been slightly breaded and baked to perfection. Can you even stand it!??😁
This is going to blow your mind: it gets even better. Whaa?😳
Yep - thanks to Gorton’s Fish Sticks this nutritious and simple meal is on the table in 30 minutes.
Doesn't it feel like you just won the lottery?? Ok, so maybe not the Mega Millions but possibly Words With Friends or at least Candy Crush.🍭
Less about gambling and more about these yummy fish sticks... Plain and simple Gorton’s is killing it in the seafood department.💪 They’ve been catching and producing the best seafood products since way back in 1849.🎣
And as they say “practice makes perfect…” case in point, their classic Fish Sticks. Here’s just a few fun facts you need to know about them:
- They are filled with 100% wild-caught Alaska Pollock.
- They have absolutely no fillers.
- They have zero artificial colors, preservatives or MSG.
- They are tested mercury safe.
- They contain natural Omega-3.
- Their cook time is only 12-14 minutes.
- And they taste better than chicken (says me)!😋
Please don’t take my word for it... taste and see for yourself! You can find these classic fish sticks along with many other delicious Gorton’s products in the freezer department of your local grocer.
Like these tasty Popcorn Shrimp. The perfect centerpiece for my Sweet And Sour Shrimp recipe – yum! What can I say I’m all about offering new inspiration for serving classic favorites!
These fish tacos are truly a well-balanced meal wrapped up in a corn tortilla.🌮
The process is simple… you shred some cabbage and carrots, chop some green onions, mince some garlic and ginger, add some cilantro leaves, mix it all together with the juice from a lime, extra virgin olive oil and a little honey. Then set it aside and mix up your sweet chili sauce.
Use your favorite version of mayo… light, olive oil, homemade - whatever works for you. Add some sweet chili sauce, Sriracha and mix well.
Meanwhile, bake your fish sticks on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 12-14 minutes at 425 degrees. Heat up a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan over high heat, hit both sides of a tortilla with a quick spritz of cooking spray and toast them individually in the hot pan for 20-30 seconds per side. Each side should have some nice color but still be flexible.
When your fish sticks are baked, it’s time to assemble.
Top each tortilla with a spoon of tangy cabbage slaw, two warm fish sticks, cilantro leaves and some of that amazing sauce.
Now enjoy the most delicious semi-homemade meal you’ve had all week.
Bang Bang Fish Tacos - ridiculously delicious, yet simple and nutritious!🌟
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Bang Bang Fish Tacos
Super easy recipe for how to make fish tacos... with citrus slaw & yummy homemade bang bang sauce!
For The Cabbage Slaw:
- ½ head purple cabbage, shredded
- 2 carrots, shredded
- ½ cup cilantro leaves
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced (or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tablespoon salt
For The Bang Bang Sauce:
- ⅓ cup mayo
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha, or other hot sauce (I used 2 tablespoons for more kick!)
For The Tacos:
- 16 Gorton’s Alaskan Pollock Fish Sticks
- 8 corn tortillas
- ½ cup Cilantro leaves for garnish
- additional lime wedges for garnish
- Preheat oven to 425 F
- To make the cabbage slaw, combine cabbage, cilantro, green onions, garlic, ginger, fresh lime juice, honey, olive oil and salt in a large bowl. Toss and set aside.
- To make the Bang Bang sauce, whisk together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha / hot sauce in a small bowl. Then set aside.
- Bake 16 Gorton’s Alaskan Pollock fish sticks for 12-14 minutes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flip once at 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat a sauté pan over high heat. When the pan is hot, spray a little cooking spray on both sides of a corn tortilla and toast for 20-30 seconds per side. Repeat with 7 more tortillas.
- Assemble tacos with tortillas, slaw, and fish sticks. Drizzle with Bang Bang sauce, then garnish with cilantro and lime juice.
Serving Size1 taco with slaw & sauce
Amount Per Serving Calories 302Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 53mgSodium 1066mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 18g
This nutrition card uses an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. This estimate is not a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice!
PS - if for some reason you've got haddock fish on the brain, they try out this amazing haddock fish piccata!
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Made these tonight….. loved them. Looking forward to making them for family and friends .
Hi Tricia, thank you for giving this recipe a try! I hope your friends and family love them as much as you do!
Made these today. Delicious! My husband is picky about cabbage and anything “different” and he loved them. Thanks so much! Recipe is a keeper! Thank you!
Hi Brenda thank you so much we love hearing that! 🙂 - HB&
We tried this recipe however we did blackened Cod seared in olive oil. The sauce and cabbage were great. Really happy with this recipe! We will definitely be making this again!
Thanks so much, Nick! That's so great to hear!🙌
This dish looks incredibly good. I wish it were on my plate!
Aww thank you, Maggie! They are always a huge hit!
My kids (11, 14) made these for dinner with an Asian slaw mix! Soooooooo delicious!
Hi Mary! I love that your kiddos made dinner for you - how awesome is that! AND I love that it was delicious! Thanks so much for coming back and sharing your feedback - I'm super grateful.
I was desperate for a new way to do fish sticks and found your recipe. I've always avoided fish tacos and now I have no idea why! These were amazing! Thank you so so much! It's become a regular😍
Hey Amanda! That's so awesome to hear! I'm so glad you enjoyed the fish tacos. I love using fish sticks for these - they're crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback!
Made these for dinner tonight. They were really good! And the fish sticks made it easy. Thanks for the recipe. Will definitely make again!
Hi Sarah, That's great news! I'm so glad you enjoyed the fish tacos. You can't go wrong with an easy and delicious meal! Thanks for sharing your feedback!
I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to spicy food, so I only used half of the siracha. Best fish tacos I've had. Will definitely make again.
Woohoo! You made my day with this comment, Christy! Thanks so much for your kind words and the 5-star rating!!!🙌👌
hey girl- this makes my mouth water! yummy!
Hey there - thanks so much! These tacos are crazy good! Now my mouth is watering.😄
Hi Shawnna! I love hearing that - thanks so much!