Pan-Seared Fish Tacos


One of my favorite fangating™ recipes is fish tacos, especially when I am in coastal sports towns with local fresh fish.  Tonight I made them with some wild striped bass and a fun twist: Thai ginger marinade!

This recipe is super easy.  I’d consider it semi-homemade.  And you can easily make it at your tailgate with a hotplate and a saute pan (or two).


  • 1/3 head of green cabbage, thinly sliced the long way

  • 1/3 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced the long way

  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup kale, finely chopped

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 lb. fresh striped bass (or some other white fish you prefer)

  • 3 corn tacos

  • 1/3 red bell pepper, thinly sliced the long way

  • 1/3 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced the long way

  • 1/2 an avocado, sliced the long way

  • Black pepper

  • 5 tablespoons Whole Foods Thai Ginger Marinade


  1. In a bowl, combine your kale and cilantro and put aside.

  2. In a large skillet, combine the bell peppers, cabbage, onions, and 2 tablespoons of the marinade.

  3. Sprinkle with some black pepper and saute over medium-high heat until the onions become translucent and the peppers soften.

  4. While you’re cooking the veggies, you can cook the fish as well (assuming you have a second skillet).

  5. In a skillet, pan saute the fish in the remaining 3 tablespoons of the marinade over medium-low to medium heat.

  6. The fish is done when it flakes a bit with a fork and is lightly browned on both sides.

  7. Cut the fish into bite-size chunks.

  8. Warm the tortillas. (You can get away with zapping them in the microwave for 30 seconds on a paper towel).

  9. To serve, top the tortillas with the sauteed veggies first.

  10. Then add the fish and top with the kale/cilantro combinating, then a slice or two of avocado, and then sprinkle with the green onions and another dash of black pepper. (I like to also top with a dash of Chipotle Cholula sauce).