If you’re craving tacos, try this version with fried cod fish

Fish tacos are a quick and easy weeknight meal, and offer a taste of summer any time of the year. If you’re looking to get your taco fix, look no further than this fish taco recipe. On this episode of In The Know: Recipe Remix, TikTok-famous chef Shihan Chowdhury (@chilipeppercooks) shares his simple but flavorful recipe for fried cod fish tacos, encased in a light and fluffy batter that’ll be sure to impress. 


Batter Mix

  • 1 cup chickpea flour 
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 1/3 cup potato starch 
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sparkling water

Fish Seasoning

  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp hot paprika

Sauce Mix

  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Everything Else

  • 4-6 cod fish fillets, cut into strips
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • Corn tortillas
  • 2 Thai chili peppers, diced


  1. Combine the fish seasoning ingredients together in a bowl, and cover the fish with the seasoning mix and set aside. 
  1. Combine all the dry batter ingredients, and then slowly add the sparkling water and mix using a whisk or spatula until it reaches a thick consistency.
  1. Coat the fish strips in the batter and cook them in oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes. Once the fish is cooked, set them on a drying rack to cool.
  1. Make the sauce by combining the sour cream, ketchup and Dijon mustard. 
  2. Assemble the tacos by laying out a corn tortilla and spreading the sauce on it. Next, place your piece of fish and top it with salt, red onions, cilantro, and Thai chili peppers. All that’s left is to dig in and listen to the crunch!

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