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Spicy Coleslaw and Pez

Coleslaw and Pez (fish)

In our endless search for fun summer dishes, I stumbled across a spicy coleslaw dish. After taking a quick look at the recipe, we found a few upgrades that we would add to help it fit our taste buds. This has become my favorite dish of the year so far. 


1 bag of chips or 8 tortillas (If you are dipping or tortillas for tacos)

1/2 Head red and green cabbage

2 Full carrots (If possible, get carrots with stems, they can be used in place of celery salt)

1/2 Red onion

1 Jalepeño (medium to large)

1 lb. Whitefish (halibut was our choice)

1/2 Cup Mayonnaise (Hummus or Greek Yogurt are valid substitutes)

1/4 Cup Brown mustard

1 large avocado

2 tsp apple cider vinegar 

1 tsp Salt/pepper (I do not strictly adhere to the salt and pepper rule, I tend to add less and then add to taste)

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp Celery salt (We used carrot stems, they are naturally salty and add a great crunch)

For fish (lime or a lemon wedge, a dash of salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder) per filet

Recipe overview

1. Shred all ingredients into a large bowl. A few different techniques can make this pretty quick: shredding with a cheese grater, a vegetable peeler, or mandolin are all useful tools to shred quickly.

2. Prepare wet ingredients in a small bowl and mix.

3. Add dry ingredients to a small bowl and mix well.

4. Add small bowl to coleslaw and mix well. Set aside in refrigerator until fish is ready.

4. Place herbs and spices on fish, then drizzle lemon or lime of the top.

5. Cook fish appropriately. Each fish has distinct cooking instructions, and cooking preferences can vary. We chose to BBQ and get a little char on the outside for a little smokey flavor and texture.

6. Once the fish is ready, prepare your dish. If you're doing dip with chips (our favorite), mix the fish and avocado into your serving bowl and get ready for the flavor! If preparing for tacos, heat the tortillas a little bit, slice the avocado how you like, and get ready for some tasty tacos!

*Warning: Depending on your pepper and spice preference, this can have a decent kick so be careful.*

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