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Soy Glazed Halibut Tacos with Mango and Cabbage Slaw

Soy Glazed Halibut Tacos with Mango and Cabbage Slaw Recipe

The bright colors of this meal echo its strong flavors. The preparation is versatile, as you can enjoy the slaw and halibut over rice (with wasabi mayo as garnish) if you're not in a taco mood. But, of course, we're in a taco mood!

Soy Glazed Halibut Tacos with Mango and Cabbage Slaw | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 20 min
Serves: 4


  • Mango and Cabbage Slaw:
  • 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Ponzu sauce (or an extra Tbsp of rice vinegar if avoiding gluten)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 mangos, cut in ½-inch cubes (we love Ataulfo mangos when they’re available!)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on a bias
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Wasabi Mayonnaise:
  • ¼ c mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp wasabi paste
  • Soy Glazed Halibut:
  • 1 lb halibut, cut into approximately 1 by 2 inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ c cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, more as needed
  • ½ c low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ c orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8-12 tortillas (corn or flour)


Mango and Cabbage Slaw

Whisk wet ingredients in a large bowl. Add shredded cabbage, diced mango, sliced scallions and sesame seeds. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Wasabi Mayonnaise

Stir wasabi paste and mayonnaise to combine. Really, it’s that simple.

Soy Glazed Halibut

Season your halibut with salt and pepper. Toss with cornstarch and dust off thoroughly. A thin coating of cornstarch will help the glaze stick, without making a thick crust on the fish. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, brown halibut pieces 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Set halibut aside, and sauté ginger and garlic briefly in the pan, about 30 seconds. Add soy sauce and orange juice. Allow mixture to reduce by half over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat off, and return halibut to the pan, turning to coat.

Taco Assembly

Toss cabbage slaw thoroughly and lay in the bottom of a flour tortilla. Lay fish on top of slaw and drizzle with wasabi mayo.