Fish Tacos – Easy Fish finger Wrap

May 4, 2021Sew White

If you are looking for a fun and easy mid-week meal using fish fingers you are in the right place. These fish tacos are so quick to make and loved by kids and adults too. As an easy meal goes making fish finger tacos are not only a healthy meal idea but taste absolutely delicious too.

They could also be described as a fish finger burrito or fish finger wrap. But no matter what you call them they take 15 minutes to make and work very well for summer meals and for al fresco eating too.

fish finger tacos on a plate in the sunshine.

This is a brilliant recipe which is hugey adaptable. You can tailor-make the salsa to your taste. I add chilli for adults and I’ve also made them larger pieces of breaded fish fillets too. Fish fingers are just very convenient as they cook straight from frozen and I always have a packet of them in the freezer.

Other changes you could make is to use gluten-free wraps or flatbread. I’ve also made this dish and served it with rice which worked wonderfully.

Tomato and lettuce salsa with red onion on top of fish fingers for a fish finger burrito

What do I need?

What is so fantastic about making this fish finger burrito is that its really quick to make. However it’s also healthy and great all year round. In the summer it’s nice and light and perfect for a hot day. In winter it’s fresh and helps to dream of warmer days.

What you need to make this east fish finger recipes are;

  • 12 fish fingers (or breaded cod). I used fish fingers as they are super to easy to cook and they don’t take up too much space in the freezer. I have made this fish finger taco recipe using one large piece of battered cod and it was delicious.
  • 50 g tomatoes. You can use any size. As you’re chopping them up it is up to you and what you have available. I’ve used salad tomatoes, buffalo tomatoes and cherry tomatoes and they all work for this Mexican inspired fish finger wrap.
  • 1 red onion. Red onion I love in Mexican inspired dishes. The flavour is just too good. It has a slight sharpness and a fiery taste which works so well with the other ingredients.
  • 1 chilli (or the amount to taste). As this is a Mexican fish finger wrap inspired recipe I knew I had to add some chilli to bring out the flavours of the other ingredients and add some fire. Of course this is a recipe you can do to taste so if you aren’t a spice fan leave it out.
  • 1 red pepper. I love peppers in dishes like this, they not only add colour but they are
  • 1 lettuce (depending on the size of the lettuce โ€“ I add 2 large handfuls in)
  • Half lime
  • 30 g coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional โ€“ I used Sriracha)
  • 4 tortilla wraps
Healthy and fresh Mexican fish finger wrap on a plate.
fish finger wraps with fresh lime slices and hot chilli salsa to serve alongside.

Substitutions / Changes for fish finger wraps


The eaiest substition is to change the type of fish you use. I used fish fingers as they are easy to cook and there is always a packet in the freezer. You could also use salmon steaks baked or cooked in a frying pan. Battered fish works very well too.


If you have chicken goujons or chicken strips you can easily cook them and add them to this dish.


Beef tacos are a great way to change this recipe. Thin strips of cooked steak work a treat with this salsa. Absolutely morish.


I have made this for my vegan friends before but replacing the fish for Quorn fish fingers. They look the same but 100% animal free. Vegetable burgers also work really well with this salsa on top.

What can I serve with fish tacos?

If you are asking what can I serve with fish tacos then let me give you some ideas. Although the fish tacos are a meal in themselves however I love serving them spicy rice. This is usually enough for a midweek meal.

If I’m serving these for a party I also add in corn on the cob, potato salad, garlic bread and even pasta salads. These are great party food treats and work really well as an option for a summer party if you don’t have a barbeque.

For American friends they have used supermarket fish sticks and the results almost identical. Fish sticks are very similar to fish fingers.

How to use fish fingers recipe East tortilla salad for fish finger wraps.

How do I make the salsa for the fish finger tacos?

Chop the tomatoes into small chunks.

Thinly slice the red onion.

Add the chilli if you want to!

Slice and chop up the red peppers.

Cut the lettuce into thin strips and add to the bowl.

Add the juice of half a lime.

cilantro being added to the fish taco salsa

Add the cilantro / coriander and mix together.

A white bowl with a mix of tomatoes, lettuce, pepper, cilantro, red onion and chilli

If you want even more spice add a bit of hot sauce and mix everything together.

Fish finger tacos in a tortilla wrap with fresh salad salsa.

When the fish fingers or cod pieces are cooked add them to warmed tortillas and add a good helping of salsa on top.

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Best served straight away when the fish is still hot and the salad still crunchy. However when I last made these we had one left over and I had it the next day for lunch and even cold it was delicious.

What are fish fingers called in America?

For my American audience, you might not have heard of fish fingers. They are usually cod in a bread crumb coating which is normally kept in the frozen food aisle of the supermarket. They are similar to fish sticks. Any crumb coated or battered fish sticks would work for these fish stick tacos.

What do fish fingers taste like?

Fish fingers taste like the fish they are made of. It’s usually a subtle tasting fish that isn’t too strong which is why they are so popular with children. Usually cod, haddock or pollock. The bread crumb or battered coat gives it an extra sometimes salty taste which combined with the fish flavor perfectly.

What goes well with fish fingers?

Fish fingers are usually served with peas and chips. It’s a traditional way that kids in the U.K. try fish for the first time. For adults mushy peas and posh fries like potato wedges are commonly served together. A fish finger sandwich is also a highlight of many pub lunches. I can assure you it tastes really really good.

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Fish Finger Tacos

Sisley White
If you are looking for a fun and easy mid-week meal using fish fingers you are in the right place. These fish tacos are so quick to make and loved by kids and adults too. As an easy meal goes making fish finger tacos are not only a healthy meal idea but taste absolutely delicious too.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 2 people
Calories 649 kcal


  • chopping board
  • knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • spoon


  • 12 fish fingers (or breaded cod)
  • 50 g tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 chilli (or the amount to taste)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 lettuce (depending on the size of the lettuce – I add 2 large handfuls in)
  • Half lime
  • 30 g coriander / cilantro (cilantro)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional – I used Sriracha)
  • 4 tortilla wraps


  • Preheat the oven and cook the fish fingers or breaded cod to the cooking instructions.
  • Chop up the tomatoes, red onion, chilli and pepper into small pieces and add to a bowl.
  • Cut up the lettuce into thin strips and mix into the other ingredients.
  • Squeeze the juice from half a lime. (Save the other half for squeezing over the finished fish finger tacos)
  • Chop up the coriander/cilantro and mix in.
  • Add the chilli sauce if you want some extra heat.
  • Mix everything together and leave to the side until the fish is cooked.
  • When the fish is cooked, warm up the tortilla wraps.
  • Add the fish to the tortilla wraps and add the salsa.
  • Serve straight away and enjoy.


Best served straight away when the fish is still hot and the salad still crunchy. However, when I last made these we had one leftover and I had it the next day for lunch and even cold it was delicious.


Calories: 649kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 26gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 1138mgPotassium: 1214mgFiber: 8gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 4655IUVitamin C: 129mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 4mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Fish finger burrito, Fish Finger Recipes, fish finger tacos, fish finger wrap, fish finger wraps, fish tacos, Mexican fish finger wrap
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  • maryanne

    May 4, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    5 stars
    These fish tacos sound incredible! I will be making them this week for sure!

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      I’m so glad you like them Maryanne <3

  • Lindsay

    May 4, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    5 stars
    What a great idea to use fish sticks for this! My kids loved this as a substitute for our normal taco night. Thanks!

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      Fish sticks are so versatile. I think this is my favourite way to enjoy them.

  • Beth Sachs

    May 4, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    5 stars
    We make fish finger sandwiches a lot, but these fish finger tacos are such a great idea! The kids are going to love them!

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      I hope they do! They are so much and so easy to adapt for favourite tastes and flavors.

  • Angela

    May 4, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    5 stars
    The veggie topping on these tacos makes this recipe so fresh and tasty. Quick and easy recipe that my family loved.

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2021 at 7:32 pm

      I’m so glad to hear it! The salsa really does bring this meal together.

  • Rosemary

    May 4, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    5 stars
    For as much as I love fish, and cod, in particular, I usually never think of making fish tacos at home. Thanks for the idea and for this simple recipe. Can’t wait to make them later this week ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2021 at 7:32 pm

      I hope you enjoy them! this is just an idea on from a classic fish finger sandwich.

  • Carrie Carvalho

    May 4, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    5 stars
    I LOVE fish tacos but I’m always so lazy and don’t want to make batter or breadcrumb the fish… what an excellent idea to use fish fingers. I will be trying this very soon they look delicious!

  • Corina Blum

    May 5, 2021 at 6:01 am

    5 stars
    They look delicious – it really is such a pretty fish finger recipe and it sounds perfect with the salsa, especially with a bit of sriracha sauce and maybe a diced chilli pepper in the salsa too!

  • Helen

    May 5, 2021 at 9:53 am

    5 stars
    This is such a great idea! Perfect for a midweek family dinner. Love it!
    Thanks for joining in with #CookBlogShare.

  • Lesley

    May 5, 2021 at 11:03 am

    5 stars
    What a great idea using fish fingers, making this a really quick and simple cook.

  • Jennifer DeRemer

    May 5, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    5 stars
    Ooooh, a new fave recipe from one of my fave foodies! These not only look spectacular, but appear reasonably easy. Trying! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    May 8, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    5 stars
    What a quick and easy meal! I often have fish finger wraps but I’d not actually thought about turning them into tacos with salsa etc.

  • Chloe

    May 9, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    5 stars
    Absolute genius!

  • Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    May 11, 2021 at 9:06 am

    5 stars
    Love this – it takes ‘fish finger sandwich’ to the next level! Eb ๐Ÿ™‚

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