Cabbage-Leaf Tacos with Cod and Mango Salsa

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After avoiding fruit for most of the winter, I am happy the summer is here and all of my favorite tropical fruits are on sale once again! While I try not to go nuts on fruit on a daily basis, I enjoy using some occasionally to compliment a nice fresh meal, especially in the spring and summer. This is a simple but tasty way to enjoy cod – the dish has a hint of sweetness from the mango salsa and a little crunch from a cabbage “taco” shell.

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Cabbage-Leaf Tacos with Cod and Mango Salsa
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Serves: 3-4
  • For the Salsa:
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • For the Tacos:
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 16-24 oz cod fillet
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 red cabbage, outer leaves carefully removed
  • 1 cup romaine, shredded
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • a few sprigs cilantro, for garnish
  1. Combine the salsa ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Wash, dry, and debone the cod fillets.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sea salt, ginger, and garlic powders. Sprinkle the mixture on both sides of the fish, spreading with your fingers.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat, and when it is ready, cook the fish for a few minutes per side, or longer depending on the thickness of the fillet. It is finished when the fish easily flakes. Remove from the pan and place in a small bowl, breaking up the flakes of fish and coating with lime juice.
  5. Assemble a taco with a cabbage leaf, lettuce, fish, and mango salsa, garnishing with cilantro leaves.


About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness and a co-teacher of AIP Certified Coach. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Nutrition, and is the author of three best-selling books--The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. You can watch her AIP cooking demos by following her on Instagram.


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