Fish Tacos with Apricot and Cherry Salsa

Complement your fish tacos with a fresh and fruity salsa made with apricot and cherry for a fruity twist on a contemporary classic
Fish Tacos with Apricot and Cherry Salsa
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Fish Tacos with Apricot and Cherry Salsa
January 22, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes
Serves 4

PHOTO BY Hein Van Tonder
RECIPE BY Christine Capendale


2 tsp fish spice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1½ tbsp sesame or groundnut oil
600g hake fillets
250g red and green cabbage, thinly shredded
250g lettuce, shredded
2 handfuls spinneysFOOD Fresh Coriander
spinneysFOOD Salt, to taste
spinneysFOOD Fine Black Pepper, to taste

For the apricot & cherry salsa

8 unripe, firm apricots, halved, stoned and chopped
100g spinneysFOOD Cherries, pitted and chopped
100g cherry tomatoes, halved
60g spring onions, chopped
1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, chopped
Chilli, chopped, to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Honey
spinneysFOOD Salt, to taste
spinneysFOOD Fine Black Pepper, to taste

To serve

8 spinneysFOOD Organic Flour Tortilla Wraps
250ml sour cream
2 limes, cut into wedges


  • 1

    Mix together the fish spice, garlic and 2 tsp of the oil. Rub this spice mix on the fish, drizzle with the rest of the oil and set aside

  • 2

    Mix the cabbage, lettuce and coriander together in a bowl

  • 3

    For the salsa, combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Season to taste and keep aside

  • 4

    Heat a griddle pan on medium heat until hot and put the fish on it. Grill each side for 4-5 minutes, letting grill marks develop. Use a spatula to flip. Cook until done and season with salt

  • 5

    Break the fish up with a fork into chunks and keep warm

  • 6

    Heat the tortillas in a non-stick frying pan for about 30 seconds on each side

  • 7

    Assemble the tacos by dividing the fish evenly amongst the tortillas, top with the cabbage mixture, the salsa and a dollop of soured cream

  • 8

    Fold tortillas in half and serve immediately with the lime wedges


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