Delish Fish Crack Slaw

Delish Fish Crack Slaw

I love trying new ways of making crackslaw, and fish makes a nice, light alternative to meat. Of course, it is carb-free just like meat is, and you can choose anything between sole for a light flavor or cod for a richer flavor. I really enjoyed this fish crack slaw and want to make it often.

Fish Crack Slaw: What Fish to Use

There are plenty of other types of fish you can use in fish crack slaw as well and examples that come to my mind include tilapia, snapper, halibut, monkfish, dogfish, basa fish, and haddock. As long as it’s skinless and boneless it will work.

Don’t use imitation seafood in fish crack slaw though, like those imitation crab pieces or crab sticks you can get, the reason being they usually contain either sugar or some kind of filler with carbs. If you aren’t watching your carbs it doesn’t matter but if you are, choose fresh, thawed or canned fish with no added ingredients. Go for 100% fish or seafood and the crack slaw will be low in carbs.

Fish Crack Slaw: Make It on a Budget

Because crack slaw is a spicy dish, you might like to use an economical kind of fish, because a lot of the flavor will be overpowered by the spices used to make the dish. Of course, this is your fish crack slaw recipe, so if you prefer to tone down the spice factor so you can taste the fish better, by all means go ahead.

Use thawed or fish filets for fish crack slaw. If you are thawing them then you will need to make sure they are very dry before adding them to the mixture, so thaw them completely and then pat them dry on paper towels until they are totally dry. Thawed fish hangs on to a lot of liquid unless you do this.


How to Make Crackslaw with Fish

This is a tasty, light alternative to beef crackslaw, and if you want to incorporate some fish into your diet this is a wonderful recipe to choose. Pick out any kind of fish or take a look to see what is in your freezer that needs to be used up.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Low Carb
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • 7 oz (200g) chopped fish filets, either fresh or thawed
  • Few drops of hot sauce
  • 14 oz (400g) shredded white cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon artificial sweetener
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the sesame oil with the vegetable oil in a pot or frying pan.
  2. Sauté the onion with the garlic and cabbage until the cabbage is tender.
  3. Stir in the hot sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, sweetener, and ginger.
  4. Add the fish and mix well to combine.
  5. Cook for a couple minutes or until the fish is cooked through.
  6. Taste the mixture add add more hot sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, sweetener or anything else needed.
  7. Serve with more hot sauce on the side and perhaps a few lemon wedges.


  • Calories: 220
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5g