Easy Fish Tacos with Dragonfruit Salsa

It’s Tuesday and you crave tacos, but you’ve been to every taco truck in town about 10 times and you’re looking for something a bit different. That same story plays out in my house at least once a month. This week on Tuesdays at 2 (Swiss Diamond's weekly live cooking show on Amazon Prime), I aimed to do something about it. These island-inspired tacos with dragonfruit is a recipe that I used to make at my restaurant in the Florida Keys. Using fresh cod, crisp veggies and ripe dragon ruit will give you a new perspective on what Taco Tuesday could be.

Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 Cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Cup dragonfruit, diced
  • 2 Tbsp red onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp jalapeño pepper, finely chopped plus slices for garnish
  • ¾ Cup white whole-wheat flour, divided
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt plus a pinch, divided
  • ½ Cup Mexican lager
  • 8 oz center-cut firm white fish, such as cod, skinned
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed


  1. Toss cabbage with vinegar in a medium bowl. Combine dragonfruit, onion, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeño in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Wisk ½ cup flour, baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt and beer in a medium bowl. Cut fish into 8 pieces. Dust with the remaining ¼ cup flour. Shake off the excess flour and add the fish to the batter, turning to coat.
  3. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet near the stove. Alternatively, you can use a paper towel lined baking sheet. Heat oil in a Swiss Diamond XD 11" Nonstick Sauteuse with Glass Lid over medium-high heat to 325°F. Let excess batter drip off, then add half the fish to the pan. Cook, turning once, until the coating is golden, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to the rack, let the oil heat back to 325°F and repeat with the remaining fish. Sprinkle with the remaining pinch of salt.
  4. Warm the tortillas in a Diamond skillet (I love stainless steel for this)
  5. Serve the fish in tortillas with the reserved cabbage, dragonfruit salsa and jalapeño slices, if desired.