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Korean-Fried Alaska Cod Tacos

Korean-Fried Alaska Cod Tacos
All the bold flavors of Korean Fried chicken in a crispy wild Alaska cod taco topped with a sweet, tangy and spicy gochugaru cabbage slaw and gochujang sour cream.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Approximately 8 (3oz) breaded cod fillets (2 tacos per serving)


  • Taco ingredients

  • 8 breaded wild Alaska cod fillets, 3 oz each
  • Fryer oil, as needed
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 2 - 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seed
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
  • Gochugaru Vinaigrette

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp gochugaru
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • Gochugaru Tajin

  • ¼ cup gochugaru
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp citric acid
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Gochujang Sour Cream

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 Tbsp gochujang (red chili paste)


  1. Step 1 Prepare vinaigrette

    Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

  2. Step 2 Prepare the tajin

    Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.

  3. Step 3 Prepare the sour cream

    Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.

  4. Step 4 Cook the fish

    Preheat fryer oil to 350 F. Place breaded cod fillets into baskets then fry for 5 – 7 minutes or until the product is golden brown. Shake baskets occasionally to prevent fillets from sticking to basket.

    Place cod fillets in a shallow bowl then sprinkle both sides of fish generously with the tajin.

  5. Step 5 Assemble the taco

    Place shredded cabbage, scallions, radish and cilantro in a mixing bowl then toss with the gochugaru vinaigrette. Set aside.

    Heat flat top or cast iron skillet on high temp. Heat corn tortillas for about 15 seconds on each side. Place a fillet on each tortilla then top with gochujang, sour cream and cabbage slaw. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges.