Photo: Grant Cornett; Styling: Angharad Bailey
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

To get an extra-crispy crust on the fish, we bake the sticks at a higher temperature than called for on the box.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Combine 1 tablespoon sour cream, mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon lime juice, chipotle, sugar, vinegar, rind, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add coleslaw; toss to coat.

Step 3

Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sour cream, remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, milk, avocado, and garlic in a mini food processor; process until smooth.

Step 4

Arrange frozen fish sticks in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 27 minutes or until browned and crisp, turning once.

Step 5

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Top each tortilla with about 1 tablespoon avocado mixture, 2 fish sticks, and 1/3 cup slaw mixture. Serve with lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

purplem0nkey's Review

June 21, 2014

awjanney24's Review

February 14, 2014
Simple, fun, and delicious! Even my picky 7 yr old son loved them.

bellymama's Review

January 15, 2014
The avocado cream and coleslaw were both great. We will be making this again -- with fish sticks when we're feeling lazy and with fresh fish when we're feeling a bit more ambitious.

success9's Review

January 02, 2014
Basically I thought the flavor was good, but the general consensus from my family was why do fish sticks when fresh fish anything is better. This was disappointing. I will settle for french fries when I want fried food.

IoneTaylor's Review

December 12, 2013
This is really good! I bought a different brand of fishsticks and used broccoli slaw, but otherwise I stuck to the recipe. I loved the way the fishsticks contrasted with the bright flavors of the slaw and avocado sauce. Even my husband gave this a thumbs up. It's a great way to do fish tacos without stressing about overcooking the fish. I plan to make this again.

tpetricini's Review

October 02, 2013
AMAZING! I saved this series of recipes for things that my husband could make (his cooking day is Tuesday). Not only did he pull it off, he pulled it of CORRECTLY. The textures, the flavors...oh wow. This is going in my keeper book!

CW1979's Review

September 16, 2013
I'm very disappointed in the recommendation of Ian's fish sticks. This was the first time I purchased this brand and it was horrible. The fish tasted spoiled. I'm not sure if I bought a bad package or what. I prepared the recipe as written and as soon as we took a bite of the fish, we threw it away. If the fish sticks were better, this would have been a great recipe.

LauraB08's Review

September 08, 2013
This is a pretty good recipe, especially considering how I normally don't like coleslaw at all. It's a really healthy meal, though. I took several shortcuts with the recipe, just mixing everything in a bowl and not using the food processor at all.

eerskine's Review

September 02, 2013
We really liked these. I added a little more cabbage because I don't like my slaw as saucy and they were great!

KathrynNC's Review

August 30, 2013
These were excellent!!! Made almost exactly as written (except for the brand of fish sticks and I accidentally picked up flour tortillas instead of the corn tortillas). Ate a few tortillas and fresh pico de gallo as a side. In the future I would try serving it with a small side salad with cilantro vinaigrette and cojita cheese. This will certainly been a frequent repeat recipe!