Jamaican Fish Tacos


If we were to try to describe how awesome these Jamaican Fish Tacos taste and their wonderful textures, we would fail.
Suffice it to say that the fish pieces are crispy on the outside and soft & flaky and buttery on the inside. When combined with the crunch of the slaw and the flavorful creaminess of the Jamaican Jerk Taco Sauce, this dish transcends into the realm of a perfect dining experience!

  • 4 Tbs Doc’s MB Jamaican Jerk Sauce
  • 1 pkg medium size soft taco shells
  • one 16 oz. pkg slaw cabbage
  • one 16 oz. container sour cream
  • 4 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp sugar (or the equivalent sugar substitute)
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Corn flour
  • Cooking Oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs Tilapia fish fillet

The Fish
Tilapia is a good fish to use but if you are feeling flush, Grouper or Red Snapper will knock this recipe out of the park. For 6 people use about 1 ½ lbs of fish.

Marinating the Fish
Using 3 – 4 Tblsp of Doc’s MB Family Jamaican Jerk Sauce, coat the fish and refrigerate in a covered bowl for at least 1 hour prior to cooking (2 to 3 hours is even better).

Frying the Jerk Fish

  1. Cut the fish fillets into 1” to 2” pieces then bread the pieces in a mixture of 1 part corn flour to 3 parts Panko bread crumbs.
  2. Deep fry the beaded fish pieces in hot canola oil (325 degrees) until golden brown, then place the cooked fish on paper towel to drain. Lightly dust with salt.
The Jamaican Jerk Taco Sauce
  1. Combine 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup mayonnaise, 6 Tblsp ofDoc’s MB Family Jamaican Jerk Sauce and a dash of salt in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Refrigerate until you are ready to put the tacos together
The Coleslaw Dressing
(make a few hours before using to let the sauce and cabbage bleed together)
  1. In a large bowl combine ½ cup cider vinegar, 4 Tbs sugar (or the equivalent using a sugar substitute), 4 Tbs mayonnaise, ¼ tsp salt and a dash of black pepper.
  2. Whisk ingredients until the dressing is a smooth consistency.
  3. Add one 16 oz. bag of shredded cabbage (slaw) and mix thoroughly
Making the Jamaican Jerk Fish Tacos
  1. Place a soft taco shell on a plate and using a spoon, coat the entire taco with taco sauce.
  2. Place 3 to 5 fried fish fillets in the middle of the taco
  3. Add desired amount of coleslaw and then fold the taco shell over from each side to the middle

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