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  • Writer's pictureKimberley Kells

Lazy Mum's Fish Tacos

Usually I am a big advocate of making things from scratch but, just like everyone else (especially all the other mums out there), there are some nights where I just CAN'T BE F*CKED! You know those nights where you've been out all day, the washing piling up, the house a mess and kids yelling that they're starving, so here is a total #lazymum short cut recipe for some banging fish tacos that will keep everyone happy. Mum tip: serve them deconstructed and let your little special snowflakes DIY so they don't have a tantrum about the 1 speck of green herb touching their food.


Not sponsored by Coles but certainly looks like it! Coles- please sponsor me!

I recently had lunch at The Hideout Cafe in Old Toongabbie where they served the most delicious fish tacos, which totally inspired me to see if I could recreate a version of these at home but with the least amount of effort possible, because #life. Of course my fish tacos aren't nearly as good as the tacos at The Hideout Cafe, but they are pretty good for a throw together dinner! Beef Mince Tacos are usually a hit in my house because I let the kids load their own tortillas with the toppings that they like (one eats avocado, the other doesn't etc. *eye roll*) but even though I love to order fish tacos in restaurants, I have never attempted them at home because the battering and deep frying to then put them in a taco just seemed like it was all too hard to me. A trip to Coles changed all that (by the way this blog post isn't sponsored, I just happen to do my shopping at Coles) when I saw their frozen fish fillets that set a light bulb off in my head.

“This recipe couldn't be easier, with everything done most of the way for you. The fish simply needs to be cooked in the oven, the coleslaw dressed and whatever toppings you happen to have in your fridge chopped. I've included avocado, tomato, red onion and coriander in this version but depending on what you like, what you have and what your kids will eat: pineapple, cheese, lettuce, sour cream would also all work.”

Lazy Mum's Fish Tacos an original recipe by Kimberley Kells

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with sides


6 Frozen Battered White Fish Fillets

200g Bagged Coleslaw (the one with the dressing included)

1 Avocado, mashed

1/2 Red Onion, finely diced

2 Tomatoes, finely diced

1 Lime

6 Tortilla Wraps

Coriander for garnish

Sriracha Mayo, for drizzling (substitute regular mayo for kids)


Step 1- Unbox the frozen fish fillets and bake on a lined baking tray according to box instructions (usually around 15-20min)

Step 2- Empty the bag of coleslaw into a large bowl and toss with the included dressing.

Step 3- In another bowl, make the guacamole: combine the mashed avocado, red onion and tomatoes with a generous squeeze of lime and salt/pepper. Keep these items separate if it will upset the kids to have them touching.

Step 4- Set the table with the cooked fish fillets, coleslaw, guacamole, tortillas, sriracha mayo and any other toppings you are using for family style, DIY eating.

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