Flour Tortilla filled with fried cod strips and mango salsa

These Cod Fish Tacos are lightly coated with an almond flour and parmesan cheese coating then fried in your skillet with a little oil. Add to the top of the fish a Spicy Mango Salsa, and you have the perfect pairing of savory, spicy, sweet heat!

This recipe for cod fish tacos is very versatile! The fish is coated with a grain free coating, before frying. So, if you have friends who are gluten free or on a low carb diet, then you can serve them these tacos in a lettuce shell. The fish also works perfectly for those who aren’t following any specific diet, and if they want to enjoy it on a homemade flour tortilla, then you can be sure to have those to offer up also!

A Cod Fish Taco topped with Spicy Mango Salsa in a lettuce cup.

How I made these Tacos work in the Grumpy house!

First, I must say, this was an amazing meal!  By now, many of you know that Grumpy is picky and he will turn his nose up at most food that is “Mexican” style. However, that style is one of my very favorite ways to eat! So, when I made these Cod Fish Tacos, I knew I had to be creative in the way I served them up to Grumpy. As a result, this fish taco meal became a sandwich with a homemade tartar sauce for Grumpy and I enjoyed them as a taco with Spicy Mango Salsa!

If you enjoy these cod fish tacos with lettuce taco cups, you have yourself a low carb meal with the Spicy Mango Salsa. If you decide to still use lettuce cups and top your cod fish with a homemade sugar free tartar sauce, then you have a Keto recipe. Or, can enjoy them with a soft tortilla shell if you have no concern about carbs at all! That is what I love about this recipe. You can please so many people with very little work!

FAQ about these Cod Fish Tacos

Can I use any type of fish for these tacos?

Because this fish is fried, you will want to use a firm white fish. Something that has some substance to it. Cod fish is our very favorite fish to eat, and it has a nice, thick firm fillet which makes it work perfectly in this recipe.

I don’t have the sugar free pineapple syrup you used in this Spicy Mango Salsa. Can I use a different sweetener?

I get this question often. If your mango happens to be very ripe, then you likely won’t need to add sweetener to your salsa. You can just leave it out. I added the pineapple syrup because my mango I used happened to be a little on the unripe side. I included this ingredient in my recipe because I ended up loving the combination. However, it is not necessary to use sweetener at all.

Flour Tortilla filled with fried cod strips and mango salsa

How to make Cod Fish Tacos with Spicy Mango Salsa

Crispy fish fillet sticks in a traditional flour tortilla shell, lettuce cup, or just on a plate! Topped with a Spicy Mango Salsa, it is a perfect sweet, savory, and spicy combination!

  1. Dice and chop salsa ingredients.

    Toss together all salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.Spicy Mango Salsa in mixing bowl with red onion and lime shells in background

  2. Prepare your cod fish taco and batter ingredients.

    Cut your cod fish into 1 x 2 in pieces. Mix together your almond flour, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper in one bowl. In another bowl, whisk 1 egg until frothy.Cod Fish cut into 1x2 sticks with a bowl of egg wash and bowl of almond flour coating.

  3. Batter cod fish for frying.

    Dip a piece of cod in egg wash, then dip in almond flour mixture. Battering cod fish sticks with flour free coating for frying

  4. Fry cod fish in skillet with hot oil.

    Place cod fish in hot oil and fry until golden brownFrying cod fish in a cast iron skillet in hot oil

  5. Place on paper towel lined plate.

    Place on paper towel lined plate and keep warm until ready to serve.Fried Cod Fish Sticks for Tacos on serving plate with spicy mango salsa in background

  6. Serve in either flour tortilla or lettuce cup

    Top with Spicy Mango Salsa or Sugar-Free Tartar Sauce if desired.A Cod Fish Taco topped with Spicy Mango Salsa in a lettuce cup.

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The one ingredient I feel is a delicious compliment to these Cod Fish Tacos recipe is the sugar-free pineapple syrup. The pineapple flavoring in the syrup adds a touch of sweetness to the heat of jalapeno. Jordan’s Skinny Syrups are my go-to syrup for recipes and sweetening my coffee!

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Cod Fish Tacos are crispy fish fillet sticks you can enjoy in a traditional flour tortilla shell, lettuce cup, or just on a plate! Complemented with a Spicy Mango Salsa, it is a perfect sweet, savory, and spicy combination!
A Cod Fish Taco topped with Spicy Mango Salsa in a lettuce cup.

Cod Fish Tacos with Spicy Mango Salsa

Cod Fish Tacos are crispy fish fillet sticks you can enjoy in a traditional flour tortilla shell, lettuce cup, or just on a plate! Complemented with a Spicy Mango Salsa, it is a perfect sweet, savory, and spicy combination!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cod Fish Tacos, fish, Fried Cod Fish, Mango, Salsa, Spicy Mango Salsa, tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 191kcal


For the Mango Salsa

  • 2 cups diced peeled ripe mango
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon Jordan's Skinny Pineapple Syrup

For the Fish

  • Sunflower Oil for frying
  • 1/2 almond flour
  • 1/2 cup dry grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound cod fillet cut into small strips (about 1 fillet)
  • 4 homemade flour tortillas or 4 romaine lettuce leaves


  • Mix diced mango, 1/4 cup diced red onion, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoonJordan's Skinny Pineapple Syrup, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro and 1 diced jalapeno pepper together. Set aside.
  • Mix almond flour, dry grated parmesan cheese, pepper, salt and garlic powder together. Pour approximately 1 cups oil in shallow skillet (about 4" in diameter)
  • Heat oil until 370 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup dry grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • In another bowl, whisk egg.
  • Dip cod fillet strips in egg wash, then in almond flour coating. Lie breaded cod fillet on foil lined cookie sheet. Repeat with all fish strips.
  • When oil is to temperature, place fish in hot oil. Cook 3-4 minutes, until fish is browned. Remove from grease and drain on paper towel
  • Assemble your taco - with fish and mango salsa. 
  • Serve.


Nutrition information for 1 serving with street taco flour tortilla: Calories: 334


Serving: 8tacos (with lettuce wrap) | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 490mg | Fiber: 2g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. pegasuslegend July 27, 2010 at 10:45 am - Reply

    been wondering what you had in these never expected fruit, they do look fabulous!

  2. Pam July 27, 2010 at 11:04 am - Reply

    I love fish tacos and this salsa sounds amazing!

  3. Mags July 27, 2010 at 11:15 am - Reply

    YUM! I think that salsa would be good on just about anything.

  4. Cajun Chef Ryan July 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Oh do these fish tacos look great!

    Bon appetit!

  5. bellini valli July 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I saw Bobby's Throwdown too which in turn inspired me to make fish tacos!!!!! So good no matter how you choose to make them.

  6. Maria July 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I love mango salsa! yum!

  7. Megan July 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I love fish tacos!

  8. Cheryl July 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I recently found that I adore Fish Tacos and yours look sooo YUMMY!

  9. Carrian July 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    That mango salsa looks amazing!

  10. pigpigscorner July 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    The mango salsa looks so yummy!

  11. JuneBug July 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    i will try this sometime… but we don't deep fry around here (too dangerous!) and so I will likely pan fry seasoned fish chunks. or grill the fish (never tried that either) with peach salsa because I'm allergic to mango skins… but fish tacos are on my love-to-eat-out list and therefore on my learn-to-make-at-home list 🙂

  12. Garcon de Croissant July 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Your tacos look great. I love eating fish with salsa.

  13. Pam July 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I just bought a mango so I could make fish tacos with mango salsa…I love the flavor and texture of your tacos – the fish looks perfectly fried.

  14. baking.serendipity July 29, 2010 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Mango salsa rocks!

  15. Magic of Spice July 30, 2010 at 1:01 am - Reply

    I love mango salsa, and I love fish tacos…Can I come over? 🙂

  16. Linda July 30, 2010 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Can't believe Grumpy ate fish tacos! They look delicious.

    Fish tacos are one of my all time fave meals, but I could never persuade Hubby to eat one; although tartar sauce is a big draw at our house. 😉

  17. Tasty Eats At Home July 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    These sound so good! I often have to offer alternative dressings and such so I can get certain people in our household to eat things, if I've made "non traditional" something or other.

  18. Cinnamon Girl July 31, 2010 at 12:58 am - Reply

    These look amazing! I love fish tacos! I'm so impressed you made your own tortillas…I was just talking to Mom about making my own today and she thought I was crazy!

  19. Kevin August 4, 2010 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Those look so good! It is hard to beat fish tacos with a fresh, light and tasty salsa like these!

  20. miss February 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Fish tacos are so darn good and yours look amazing!

  21. marla February 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Ha! I know, I always think it is so weird that Bobby never wins his challenges. Not sure what to think about that. These fish tacos look great!

  22. Cookin' Canuck March 1, 2011 at 4:53 am - Reply

    We adore fish tacos and this version, with the mango salsa, looks fantastic.

  23. Patsyk March 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I LOVE fish tacos! Just never think to make them at home! lol! going to try them with grilled fish soon… the weather is starting to look promising for grilling!

  24. Sara May 3, 2013 at 2:32 am - Reply

    These look so good – fish tacos are one of my favorites and with that mango salsa added…wow! 🙂

    • honeyb May 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you Sara! I love these fish tacos and especially with homemade flour tortillas 🙂

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